Adtech Moves Glue Line from China Back to the USA
HAMPTON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, AdTech, the global innovator in hot melt adhesives and glue guns, announced resuming glue production domestically in their Hampton, NH facility.
“I am also pleased that this investment will create additional seacoast jobs.”
For over 30 years, Adhesive Technologies, Inc. has been the world leader in hot melt adhesives and glue guns for the Craft, Industrial, DIY, OEM and Export markets. In 2002, AdTech moved its glue production to China but Peter Melendy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adhesive Technologies, Inc., has successfully moved a glue line back to the Hampton, NH plant. “Three years ago, we started looking into bringing production back to America. Now, we can be more responsive to the customer and be more flexible with customer demand. In turn, we will need a shorter lead time to fill requests. The closer you are to your customer, the better you can fill their needs.”
The Hampton facility will produce several of their core products. The glue sticks will range from 4” to 10” lengths and make up 30-40 different types of retail packs. With the new manufacturing comes a need for more workers. “I am also pleased that this investment will create additional seacoast jobs.” Melendy confirms. The Hampton facility will be producing premium glue sticks used in the crafting and industrial markets. AdTech’s goal is to produce all of their standard formulas in the US by 2016. “This will allow us to serve our customers as quickly as possible,” explains Melendy.
Doug Donahue, Principal and Vice President of Business Development with Entrada Group states that, “...for the past decade or so, manufacturers have seen increased pressure to produce in the same region where their product is sold. Thus, for many manufacturers, the US is becoming more attractive due to rising costs in China coupled with this trend of regionalization. “. (Source: Entrada Group: Survey: Mexico and US Leading Low-Cost Manufacturing Locations)
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the plant on August 5, 2014 at 11:30am. Peter Melendy will be joined by Senator Nancy Stiles, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, local companies, customers, and employees.
About AdTech: Since 1981, Adhesive Technologies, Inc. has been the global innovator in hot melt adhesives and glue guns. For more information about AdTech, call 1-800-GlueGun or visit www.adhesivetech.com.
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