Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (October 18, 2018) – Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries, a Chippewa Falls manufacturer has reached an agreement to open a new $18 million facility in the Lake Wissota Business Park. Nordson EDI and the Chippewa Falls City Council approved a developer’s agreement on a 16.6-acre parcel Tuesday. Nordson has been processing thermoplastic materials since 1971 and are experts in polymer processing solutions and have crafted systems used worldwide to melt, extrude and pelletize polymers. These dies are exported to vendors across the globe and contracts include countries in China, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Indonesia. Locally, Nordson EDI employs around 270 workers between three facilities, which are all located in Chippewa Falls. Charlie Walker, Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, President/CEO said he began working with the company on the new headquarters in [...]
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At a ceremony on November 1, 2018, Nordson Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking for a new world headquarters for its EDI® and Premier™ extrusion and coating product line. The investment will ensure continued growth for an enterprise that has been a leader in the local manufacturing economy since its founding in 1971. The 145,000 sq.ft. facility will be located in the Lake Wissota Business Park and will integrate operations currently located at three separate sites in Chippewa Falls: the current EDI headquarters and extrusion die manufacturing facility on Kurth Road; a plant for Premier dies and aftermarket service on Olson Drive; and a technology center for research and development (R&D) and laboratory trials on Lowater Road. Relocation of these operations to the new facility will begin in the summer of 2019 and be complete [...]
CCEDC assisted Drylock with their ribbon cutting ceremony that brought together a hundred and fifty community leaders, and employees of Drylock Technologies (a dynamic family-owned Belgian-based group) to celebrate Drylock’s expansion of its Eau Claire, Wisconsin office building and advanced adult incontinence production facility. In 2017, the Belgium company expanded its operations into the United States with the acquisition of Presto Absorbant Products. Drylock Technologies invested 30 million dollars in capital investments to expand its production capabilities and a new headquarters building for its USA operations. Drylock Technologies (drylocktechnologies.com) is a business headquartered in Zele (Belgium), owned by the Van Malderen family and operated by a management team with extensive experience and proven capability in the absorbent hygiene industry. The company now employs 2600 worldwide. Founder and CEO of Drylock Technologies, Mr. Bart [...]