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UK-based manufacturer chooses Lawrence for first US plant


UK-based manufacturer chooses Lawrence for first US plant

Polymeric Labels, Ltd. expands polymer label operations to Kansas

Lawrence, Kan. – An international polymer label manufacturer is opening its first United States-based operation in Lawrence, Kan. Polymeric Labels, Ltd. makes printed polymer labels for rubber and plastics industries. The Lawrence plant will offer the same services as the current location in Oldham, England. The company is investing $1.5 million in a 14,000-square foot facility in southeast Lawrence near 31st Street and Haskell Ave. Greg Marlor will be the US plant manager. Polymeric Labels will be looking to recruit experienced people from the local area in the near future to join them moving forward.

“This is a major commitment to the future of Polymeric Labels. It’s been a long time coming and we’re excited to serve customers across two continents,” said Marlor. “Our investment in new equipment, staff and facilities shows we’re committed, as always, to outstanding customer service and the delivery of a brilliant product. We are looking forward to continuing our world class production from the Lawrence area.”

Polymeric Labels has been independently owned by the same family since 1986. The company designs, manufactures, and delivers printed polymer labels that have applications across many industries, including hoses, tires, belts, clothing, rubber mats, and sporting goods.

“Polymeric Labels was looking at the Midwest, as most of their US manufacturing customers are in the region. Lawrence had the available space and a quality of life that appealed to the company,” said Steve Kelly, vice president of economic development for the EDC and The Chamber. “We’re working with leadership there to connect them with local providers for their business needs, everything from metal work to insurance.”

Polymeric Labels is looking to have their US plant up and running in late 2017.

About Polymeric Labels Ltd.

Polymeric Labels have an ongoing commitment to investing in the latest equipment. Which ensures we not only keep pace with demand, but also with advances in manufacturing techniques. Our in-house team of experts continues to stretch the possibilities of polymer labeling to allow new technologies to reach their full potential.

Delivering exceptional customer service is our primary goal. We’ll move mountains to overcome technical problems, meet the tightest timescales and refine vulcanizable label designs to suit your specific needs. Our Polymer Technologists are experts in their field. They will find a way around any problem, continuously testing and developing products that dovetail technological developments. Learn more about Polymeric Labels at

About The EDC

The Economic Development Corporation of Lawrence & Douglas County is an allied partner of The Chamber, Lawrence, Kansas, the City of Lawrence, and Douglas County, Kansas. The goal of the EDC is to promote economic development in Lawrence and Douglas County through the retention of existing businesses and industries, the support and expansion of existing and new entrepreneurial business opportunities, and the attraction of new high-wage business and industry.

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