Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Saturday, July 30, 2011

FLEXcon to add 20K-sq-ft Technology Innovation Center

FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, will break ground and expand its Spencer (MA) headquarters with the construction of a new, two-story, 20,000-sq-ft technology and innovation center. The expansion will allow research and development (R&D) teams to closely collaborate and focus on ingenuity and innovation and to develop new products that will allow FLEXcon to maintain and diversify its customer base.

The design and layout of the building will foster better collaboration, communication and cross-functional teamwork resulting in improved new product designs and faster speed to market which are essential to continue FLEXcon’s success. Construction will be managed by Cutler Associates is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 1 FLEXcon Industrial Park, Spencer, MA.

“We’re excited to announce the expansion of our Spencer facility. For over 50 years FLEXcon’s executive leadership has committed itself to providing the environment and resources necessary to drive open communication and ingenuity across R&D,” says Neil McDonough, FLEXcon president/CEO. “Our employees and specifically R&D are the foundation of successful manufacturing in the United States. Innovation and problem solving are the seeds to our future success.”

“Unique to other buildings on the Spencer campus, the new facility has been architectured to support the various demands of R&D,” adds James Casey, vp-technology. “The technology and innovation center will allow FLEXcon to develop new and different products and assure the highest level of product vitality in the marketplace. With the right tools afforded by this new facility, along with the inspiration and innovation supplied by our people, we can be sure FLEXcon will continue to expand its global initiatives for future success.”