November 18, 2014 ? Dixon Quick Coupling, a global manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic quick coupling devices, announced today the 70,000 square foot expansion of their Gastonia Technology Park facility. The company built a 100,000 square foot facility eighteen months ago. Additional space is needed to accommodate positive trends in the industry that show continued growth in the demand for their products. Construction for the expansion is scheduled to begin in 1st Quarter of 2015 with completion to occur by 3rd Quarter 2015. The investment in this expansion will be approximately $3 million and the company will employ an additional 10-20 persons. Currently, the company employs 150 at the Gastonia Technology Park plant.
?The strength of the energy market has allowed DixonQuick Coupling to meet its growth goals, thus resulting in the need to expand our new facility. Dixon appreciates the support of our employees, customers and suppliers in achieving this endeavor. We also acknowledge and appreciate the commitment of Gaston County and its business partners to the advancement of North Carolina manufacturing,? said Scott Clark, General Manager of Dixon Quick Coupling.
Tracy Philbeck, Chairman of the Gaston County Board of Commissioners, offered, ?The Gaston County Board of Commissioners would like to congratulate Dixon Quick Coupling on their recent announcement to expand here. We are glad to continue growing this lifelong partnership we have with Dixon Quick Coupling and are appreciative of their continued commitment to Gaston County.? He added, ?I also want to thank Donny Hicks and the EDC staff for their work on this project.?
Dixon Valve & Company is a privately held company celebrating 98 years in business. The Chestertown, Maryland based firm has a variety of divisions located throughout the world which provide products for a diverse group of industries. With a 50 year history, the Dixon Quick Coupling division has been recognized as a leading manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic quick disconnect couplings used in the oil, natural gas, agricultural, chemical and industrial sectors.
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