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Beardow Adams Inc. will locate its new facility in Mecklenburg County. The company manufacturers hot melt adhesives. Over the next five years, Beardow Adams Inc. plans to create 31 jobs while investing more than $5.1 million in Charlotte.
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue made the announcement Wednesday, noting the project was made possible in part by a $37,600 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
“My top priority is creating jobs,” said Gov. Perdue. “Our investments in job training programs and top-notch workforce have created a strong business climate that allows manufacturers to thrive in a global economy.”
Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $52,984, plus benefits. The Mecklenburg County average annual wage is $51,792.
Beardow Adams, headquartered in Milton Keynes, U.K., was founded in 1977 by Len Beardow and Bob Adams. The company produces hot melt adhesives which are sold throughout the world. Beardow Adams currently operates Europe’s largest hot melt production plant in Milton Keynes. It has a subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain which manufactures water-based adhesives.
“This announcement is great news for all of our staff, great news for the local community and it is a superb platform for our continued future growth,” said Nick Beardow, Sales and Marketing Director for Beardow Adams. “Everyone is excited with the news of opening a new factory in Charlotte.”
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