Thomasville, NC, October 11, 2016
Ennis-Flint, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of pavement marking products, announced construction is underway for two new manufacturing facilities in North Carolina. The first new plant will produce glass beads which are added to pavement marking materials to enhance the night-time visibility of the markings. The second plant will produce hot-applied thermoplastic, a durable pavement marking material. Ennis-Flint currently has three glass bead and three thermoplastic facilities in the United States.
“In 2014, Ennis-Flint purchased 80 acres of land near our corporate headquarters looking ahead to this type of structural expansion. We’re excited to see our vision come to fruition, enabling us to meet and exceed market demand within these two product categories,” said Matt Soule, Ennis-Flint President-Americas.
All of Ennis-Flint’s North American manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001-certified. According to Neil Brittain, Vice President of Manufacturing and Lean Operations in North America, “the new facilities will allow us to further enhance our continuous improvement initiatives. We’re very enthusiastic about the new construction and production capabilities expected from these new plants. ”
Both of the new facilities in Thomasville, NC, which are anticipated to employ 32 full-time and 18 seasonally, are targeted to be open in time to service customers in the Spring of 2017. Including the new facilities, Ennis-Flint will have 22 manufacturing locations on four continents and will collectively supply products to over 90 countries.
Ennis-Flint is a worldwide leader in the traffic safety, access, rail, and road marking industries providing the most comprehensive lineup of pavement marking materials and electronic control products. From traditional paints and thermoplastics to high-performance formulas and plural components for roadway striping and preferential lane treatments as well as preformed thermoplastic for transverse markings, streetscape crosswalks and traffic calming treatments, and custom horizontal surface signage, you can find Ennis-Flint products on roads and highways, taxiways, runways, parking lots, intersections, and in all kinds of commercial, contractor, governmental, industrial, airport and architectural settings. Headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina and with manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada, Australia, South America and Europe as well as strategic worldwide sales locations, Ennis-Flint’s products help motorists, cyclists, pilots, and pedestrians move in the right direction...safely. For more information on Ennis-Flint, visit www.ennisflint.com.
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