September 11th, 2015

Davis-Standard Expands Fulton Operations with New Facility


Davis-Standard is pleased to announce the opening of a new facility in Fulton, N.Y., to house the company’s blow molding business. The new facility, made possible by a lease agreement with Universal Metal Works (UMW), is located next door to Davis-Standard’s existing Fulton plant. A grand opening celebration hosted by Davis-Standard and UMW will be held on Friday, October 2.

“The UMW facility is exactly what we needed in terms of space and location. We are grateful for their helping us make the Fulton expansion a reality,” said Floyd Backes, Davis-Standard’s Director of Operations for New York and New Jersey locations. “This enables us to relocate our blow molding business from Bridgewater, N.J., to Fulton, supporting ongoing efforts to achieve cost effective manufacturing and superior customer service.”

The 20,000 square-foot facility housing Davis-Standard’s blow molding manufacturing is nearing completion and will be fully functional by October. In addition to housing Davis-Standard, UMW will be using another part of this facility to accommodate its growing business.

“This has been a win-win for both of our companies and for Fulton’s economy,” said John Sharkey, Vice President of UMW. “It’s an example of a collaborative effort between two industry leaders that makes sense for our manufacturing operations and our customers. We look forward to giving tours during the grand opening on October 2.”

Davis-Standard supplies versatile accumulator head systems for a variety applications including automotive parts, packaging and consumer products. Davis-Standard blow mold machinery advantages include shot-to-shot consistency, cycle-to-cycle precision, and excellent parison control for both polyolefins and engineered thermoplastics. Davis-Standard’s Extrusion Technical Service Group can upgrade and refurbish all makes and models of single screw continuous blow molding extruders. This includes replacement screws, process improvements, mechanical and electrical upgrades.

For more information about the Fulton facility, contact Floyd Backes via e-mail at

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