Technicote has announced its decision to rebuild its Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA plant after a fire on December 16, 2011 destroyed most of the facility.
Shortly after the fire, the company started evaluating different options to replace the capacity that was lost. The company says the key factors in all the deliberations were how to improve its capabilities and be “an even better supplier” for its customers.
“After evaluating numerous options in various states and sites, we concluded rebuilding at our current location in Cuyahoga Falls was the best option,” says Doug O’Connell, president of Technicote. “We were anxious to retain our experienced workforce, since they’re one of the keys to producing the unique products we offer. Rebuilding on the same site makes it easiest on our employees.
“Another factor was that the city of Cuyahoga Falls has been great to work with throughout this process. Finally, we were able to find a builder who can get our facility completed in a reasonably short timeframe,” O’Connell says.
Technicote is now going through the approval process with city and county officials. The new manufacturing facility will include new, state-of-the art adhesive and silicone coaters, new wide web slitters and an improved process flow design throughout the plant.
The company expects this new facility to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2012, and to resume the manufacture of many specialty coated pressure sensitive products that other Technicote facilities have been producing for its customers.
“Our sincere appreciation goes out to our many customers that have been patient with Technicote during this difficult recovery period,” the company said in a statement.