Facility Will Support Research and Development Teams, and Drive Innovations in Manufacturing
FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced the opening of its newly constructed Technology and Innovation Center. The 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will house FLEXcon’s research and development (R&D) teams and provide a controlled environment that drives collaboration among technology experts in order to innovate new products that meet the needs of FLEXcon’s customer base. The center will also drive FLEXcon’s leadership in emerging markets and support the Photovoltaic and Flexible Electronics business units, which are now seeing commercial success and are well-positioned for growth in the future.
The U.S. manufacturing index has risen in recent months and manufacturers must evolve to meet the demands of today’s growing and ever-changing market. FLEXcon’s new Technology and Innovation Center is an example of the commitment that today’s manufacturers must make to innovate and enable employees to develop the skills that will continue to fuel the manufacturing industry at large. In the development of the building, FLEXcon created an ideal product testing environment that includes wet labs, rooms with climate and sound control capabilities and spacious work areas. The Center will help FLEXcon’s R&D teams to improve upon its existing product lines, as well as develop new products that will allow the company to expand into growth markets. The space, which is strategically located in the center of our Spencer campus, will allow scientists to collaborate with the machine operators and technicians in the plants, developing products from conception to commercialization.
“The opening of our Technology and Innovation Center is an exciting corporate milestone that will drive new innovations and the future growth of the company,” said Neil McDonough, President and CEO, FLEXcon. “Not only is FLEXcon committed to supporting R&D and expanding our facilities, we’re also committed to driving innovation and collaboration that will allow the U.S. manufacturing industry to grow in the future.”
“Our new facility will allow FLEXcon to meet the challenging demands of the industries we serve and will allow us to develop new products to diversify our customer base,” said James Casey, Vice President of Technology. “The Technology and Innovation Center will supply the platform, and our people will provide the inspiration and initiative to propel FLEXcon into a new era. With the right tools afforded by this new facility, we can be sure FLEXcon will succeed in the future.”