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 by late 2020.
Nordson thanked Charlie Walker and CCEDC for their hard work and assistance in economic support in the community. Nordson acquired the EDI business in 2012 and has since invested in the EDI brand at locations in Europe and Asia as well as in Chippewa Falls. In addition to construction of the new world headquarters, this investment will include new state of the art equipment that will increase manufacturing efficiency and enhance product quality, noted John J. Keane, executive vice president of Nordson’s Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) group.