ST. PAUL, Minn., and NANJING, China, May 17, 2011 -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) today celebrated the official opening of its manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China. The new plant, part of the company's strategic growth plan, is the first multinational reactive adhesives plant in China and is located in the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park. Demonstrating H.B. Fuller's ongoing commitment to customers, this facility and the company's regional technical center in Shanghai will collaborate to serve the Asia Pacific region.
"We continue to invest in the success of our customers, and the construction of this world-class facility demonstrates our commitment to the Asia Pacific region," said Jim Owens, H.B. Fuller's president and chief executive officer. "This facility enables us to bring a higher level of value to our relationships in the Asia Pacific region, enhances our competitive position and supports our long-term growth strategy."
H.B. Fuller's Nanjing facility will produce urethanes and other reactive chemistries for customers in the construction, filter, flexible packaging, solar, textile, window and woodworking markets.
"This facility, combined with the research and development expertise in our Shanghai technical center, will enable us to comprehensively serve our customers' needs," added Kevin Gilligan, H.B. Fuller's vice president for the Asia Pacific region. "Through leveraging the capabilities of both facilities, we will be able to partner more effectively and respond faster than ever to our customers in the region."
About H.B. Fuller Company:
For nearly 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. Recognized for unmatched technical support and innovation, H.B. Fuller brings knowledge and strength to help its customers find precisely the right formulation for the right performance. With fiscal 2010 net revenue of $1.36 billion, H.B. Fuller serves customers in packaging, hygiene, paper converting, general assembly, woodworking, construction and consumer businesses. For more information, visit www.hbfuller.com.
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