Royal Adhesives and Sealants relocates to South Bend

Product line relocation creates new jobs producing high-performance epoxy and urethane adhesives.

Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC announced today that it has completed the relocation of its epoxy and urethane adhesive product line to its newly expanded South Bend manufacturing and research center. This expansion has already added 9 jobs, with another 12 production, technical and administrative positions to be filled over the next twelve months in South Bend. The new staff will support the production of its high performance epoxy and urethane adhesives and electrical encapsulants business.

"The completion of this project is a major milestone for the company. By consolidating all of our adhesives production into a single, state of the art plant, we are positioned to be much more efficient and competitive," Ted Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Royal, commented. "Further, South Bend is a great location for us because we can ship more economically to our customers located throughout the United States and Canada, and it provides attractive investment credit incentives to build our business into the future."

Since the announcement of its relocation plans in February of 2009, Royal has spent over $4.3 million on the expansion of the South Bend site with the addition of an 8,300 square foot manufacturing area, a 5,100 square foot product development lab and a 22,500 square foot warehouse. The project was completed in less than 14 months, from the time of the initial corporate decision to full production.

"We received a great deal of support from the City of South Bend, St Joseph County and the State of Indiana, enabling us to move through the permitting process quickly and complete the expansion on time and within budget," stated Randy Greenlee, Vice President Operations. "In addition, we were able to utilize local contractors for the construction and installation of the new production and laboratory equipment."

About Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC
Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC is a leading privately-held company specializing in epoxy, urethane, solvent-based and water-based adhesives, sealants, and potting compounds used in a wide range of industrial applications. Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, Royal operates a state-of-the-industry ISO 9001/2008 certified laboratories and manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Kansas and California. Royal provides high-performance and customized solutions meeting the end-user requirements of our customers through constant innovation.

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