Less than two years after Dixon Quick Coupling opened its manufacturing facility in Gaston County, the company announced today that it would boost the size of its facility by 70 percent.

With the expansion, Dixon also will add as many as 20 employees to its 150-person work force.

The project will add 70,000 square feet to the company's 100,000-square-foot plant that opened in Gastonia Technology Park about 18 months ago.

Scott Clark, general manager Dixon, says the expansion is needed because of anticipated growth in demand for the company's devices.

Dixon makes metal couplings for hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Its biggest customers are in the oil and natural gas, agricultural, chemical and industrial sectors.

"The strength of the energy market has allowed Dixon Quick Coupling to meet its growth goals, thus resulting in the need to expand our new facility," Clark says in a news release.

The operation is a unit of Dixon Valve & Co. of Chestertown, Md.

Dixon Quick Coupling moved its division headquarters and production facility to Gaston County from Charlotte in 2013.


November 18, 2014 in Charlotte Business Journal by Ken Elkins, Senior Staff Writer