The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Dalton Dynamics Corporation, brought to Gaston County by No Borders Consulting Group, has purchased and will renovate the plant located at 1200 Tulip Drive in Gastonia.
The privately held company plans to produce its industrial adhesives (the leader in automotive applications in Brazil) at this facility. Based in a suburb of Sao Paulo city in Brazil the company has been producing adhesives for rubber to metal applications since 1986. The project plans to invest at least $2 million and employment may reach 25 persons at full operations.
No Borders President & CEO, Reinaldo Panico Peres, had the pleasure of meeting Amilton Medeiros Silva, Dalton Dynamics Ltda (Parent Company) President, during one of his business trips to Brazil. At that time, Mr. Silva explained his plans to expand into the United States and asked Mr. Peres?s opinion as to Alabama?s competitiveness. Mr. Peres took the opportunity to highlight our area and explained how Charlotte-Douglas International Airport would improve the accessibility to both the parent company in Sao Paulo, as well as, the European subsidiary in Spain.
?Brazil has many privately held businesses interested in expanding their presence in the North American market. The fact that Alabama had already reached out to Dalton Dynamics proves that North Carolina (and the Charlotte Region, in particular) has to compete for those opportunities,? said Peres. Mr. Silva added: ?It was only when I first visited Charlotte and its suburbs that I realized that this is more than a fantastic logistics location (reaching 60% of the U.S. consumers in one-day delivery), but it also offers great quality of life to our future employees.
Mr. Tracy Philbeck, Chairman of the Gaston County Board of Commissioners said; ?We are excited to welcome Dalton Dynamics Corporation to Gaston County.? He further stated, ?They are a world class firm which will fit very nicely into Gaston County?s growing international corporate community.? Chairman Philbeck added, ?Gaston County constantly strives to provide an outstanding business environment for all of our corporate citizens. Thanks for selecting Gastonia and Gaston County.?
?On behalf of the City Council, we welcome Dalton Dynamics Corporation to Gastonia. It is an honor for the city to become the corporate home for another international company,? said Mayor John Bridgeman. ?The employment opportunities provided by Dalton Dynamics Corporation are an important benefit to our city. We are very pleased and appreciate that the company chose Gastonia for its first United States? operation.?
The Gaston County Economic Development Commission would like to thank our partners in this successful industry location of Dalton Dynamics Corporation to Gastonia ? the Gaston County Board of Commissioners, the City of Gastonia, and No Borders Consulting Group.
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