Novamelt to expand in Trinity

Jun. 19, 2013 @ 04:32 PM

A Trinity manufacturer of adhesives will expand its facility, state officials announced Wednesday.
Novamelt Americas plans to create 10 jobs and invest more than $2.4 million over the next three years in an expansion of its Uwharrie Road facility, according to the office of Gov. Pat McCrory.
Novamelt Americas is a manufacturer of rubber-based pressure sensitive hotmelt adhesives. Major market applications for their products include self-adhesive labels, tapes, medical and hygiene products, as well as other industrial applications. The company, with a presence in North Carolina since 2006, is in the process of introducing a new hotmelt adhesives line at its Trinity location.
Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual salary for the new jobs will be $45,300, plus benefits. The Randolph County average annual wage is $30,628.
“Novamelt is committed to growing its business in the Americas from our base here in Trinity,” President Jim Auber said in a statement. “We have enjoyed very healthy growth in recent years and our U.S. manufacturing facility in Trinity plays a key role in our global supply and sourcing strategy. We certainly appreciate the support we get from state and local government, and the local community. With the help of the State of North Carolina, Randolph County, Trinity and our local contractor, we were able to identify the perfect site here in North Carolina.”
The project was awarded a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $10,000. Trinity and Randolph County also authorized up to $5,000 each in cash grants for the project.
The company must meet job-creation and investment performance standards to qualify for the funds.