GASTONIA, NC — North Carolina officials announced that chemical manufacturer Dymax Corp. will establish a new production facility outside Charlotte.

The company plans to invest $21.5 million in the plant in Gastonia, which is expected to create 59 new jobs.

Dymax, based in Connecticut, makes light-curable adhesives, coatings, oligomers, light-curing equipment, and fluid dispensing systems. Officials said the expansion into the southeastern U.S. “opens doors to outstanding labor, technical and logistic resources.”

“The combination of available resources and solid support from state and local officials made North Carolina a great choice,” says Aaron Mambrino, president of Dymax North America.

The company is eligible for a $200,000 state grant provided it meets job and investment targets and the amount is matched by local governments.

“Even amid unprecedented short-term challenges facing the global economy, advanced manufacturers remain eager to invest in North Carolina,” says state Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland.

Dymax also operates facilities in Germany, Ireland, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore.