Orange County manufacturer plans $6.7 million plant expansion
Lohmann Corp. has begun construction of a $6.7 million plant expansion in Orange County, creating 56 additional jobs.
The company, which makes specialty adhesive tapes, is increasing capacity to meet growing demand from automotive manufacturing suppliers.
The 25,000-square-foot addition will be built at the company’s manufacturing facility in the Thomas E. Lee Industrial Park.
“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,” Steven DeJong, Lohmann’s president, said in a statement. “This expansion enables on-site converting and fabrication, making Lohmann a one-stop supplier of adhesives for virtually every automotive surface.”
Orange County successfully competed against Kentucky and West Virginia for the plant expansion. Incentives included $85,000 in funds from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund.
DeJong said the company’s adhesive tape solutions are “used in virtually every interior, exterior, electronic, mechanical and decorative component.”