Lohmann Corp. has begun construction of a 25,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing facility in Orange County, Virginia. The company, which engineers specialty adhesive tapes, is increasing capacity to step up to a growing global demand in automotive manufacturing and assembly.
“Our Tier 1 and 2 automotive suppliers in the Americas were telling us that they wanted direct access to our adhesive technologies used in their European operations,” said Steven DeJong, president of Lohmann Corp. “This expansion enables on-site converting and fabrication, making Lohmann a one-stop supplier of adhesives for virtually every automotive surface.”
“Automotive manufacturing and assembly operations are growing exponentially in the Americas, and our adhesive tape solutions are used in virtually every interior, exterior, electronic, mechanical and decorative component,” said DeJong. “Just as automobile manufacturers want ready access to their suppliers, suppliers are demanding the same convenient access to our adhesive tapes that their European counterparts enjoy.”
Orange County successfully competed against Kentucky and West Virginia for the Lohmann plant expansion with an $85,000 boost from Virginia’s Commonwealth Opportunity Fund. Lohmann anticipates the project will create an additional 56 jobs.