Texas-based EDSCO Fasteners LLC has announced that it will move its North Carolina manufacturing facility from 300 Dalton Avenue, Charlotte to Harrisburg, NC by the end of the first quarter of 2015. The company will relocate to a new facility developed specifically for EDSCO by Galvan Industries, Inc., adjacent to Galvan’s headquarters and manufacturing plants.
All of EDSCO’s 25 Charlotte employees – production, management and quality control personnel – will move to the new facility located at 7320 Millbrook Road in Harrisburg.
EDSCO manufactures anchor bolts and fasteners for large steel structures including energy transmission towers, communications towers and transportation structures such as signs and bridges. Most EDSCO products manufactured in North Carolina are hot dip galvanized by Galvan Industries for long-term protection against rust and corrosion.
Galvan is developing the new facility with input from EDSCO as part of a strategic partnership agreement between the two companies. EDSCO will lease the facility from Galvan. Because EDSCO’s products, including steel foundation bolts and anchor bolt cages, can weigh thousands of pounds, the new location of the plant will cut shipping costs significantly and streamline production.
“The ability to move into a new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility that is close to one of our key outside service providers allows us to pursue improved efficiencies in a number of different areas,” said EDSCO president Jeff Pieper. “It should reduce costs and provide a more effective platform from which to provide best-in-class service to our customers.”
Galvan president Laurens Willard said, “EDSCO has been a great customer for years and we’re happy to have them as neighbors. I think moving their operation here will have a very positive impact on both our companies, on the town of Harrisburg and on Cabarrus county.”
About EDSCO Fasteners LLC
Founded in 1985, EDSCO is headquartered in Dallas, Tx. and operates production facilities in Texas, Utah and North Carolina. Major markets for the company are energy and power, transportation, communications, industrial construction, and seaport and marine construction. Conveniently located near major Interstate Highways, and only hours from major ports, all three EDSCO facilities are strategically located in the United States for prime local, regional, national and international distribution.
About Galvan Industries, Inc.
Galvan Industries, Inc. was founded in 1958 and today is one the largest contract galvanizers in the Southeast. The company provides steel fabricators and manufacturers the highest level of corrosion protection with fast delivery and personal service. Galvan is also an industry leader in environmental stewardship. The company has invested substantially in its galvanizing operations to increase capacity and reduce environmental impact, employing a fully “closed loop” system that eliminates hazardous wastes while improving productivity. For more information, visit www.galvan-ize.com.