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Southco opens new development center

Southco, a global leader in engineered access solutions with its headquarters in Concordville, Pa., opened a state-of-the-art Injection Molding and Rapid Prototyping Center of Excellence.

The new center — part of the 135,000 square feet of manufacturing operations housed at the Concordville campus — is a several million dollar investment. The center will keep technology development and highly skilled manufacturing jobs in the greater Philadelphia/southeastern Pennsylvania region to better serve the company's North America customer base.

"Southco has survived and thrived for over 100 years because of our ability to recognize, adapt and invest around the significant changes we have seen in our products, markets and customers," CEO Brian McNeill said in a statement. “The opening of this facility is part of the company's proactive restructuring plan to rebalance our operations around the globe, while maintaining our roots in Pennsylvania."

Southco serves more than 70,000 customers in 70 countries with 3,000 employees worldwide. The company’s engineered access solutions include key "touch points" such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, positioning hinges, handles and other such products. Its products are marketed to a variety of industries, including marine and automotive.

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