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April 30, 2019

Permatex relocates Hartford HQ to Ohio

Photo | Permatex Permatex has relocated its Hartford headquarters to its existing 350,000-square-foot facility in Solon, Ohio.

Permatex Inc., which makes and distributes chemical products including adhesives and sealants, has moved its Hartford headquarters to its existing 40-acre campus in Ohio.

The company, a division of Illinois Tools Works Inc. (ITW), recently announced its remaining leadership team at Hartford’s Boat Building, 1 American Row, has relocated to the company’s combined manufacturing and distribution centers in Solon, Ohio.

Permatex still has a small Hartford presence in its fifth-floor space at 1 American Row, including at least a receptionist and several distributors, local employees told Hartford Business Journal Monday.

It’s not exactly clear how many employees were located in the Hartford office, or whether they were retained and transferred to Ohio. Permatex has more than 200 total employees, according to its LinkedIn page.

In a statement, Lee Burtelson, the company’s vice president and general manager, said the Ohio move will allow it to “develop and grow at an expedited rate.”

Permatex’s Ohio home base includes an 180,000-square-foot distribution center and a 170,000-square-foot facility that supports manufacturing and business operations. It also has the capacity to more than double its footprint to 700,000 square feet, Permatex said.

“Having all of our personnel, from business operations, to R&D [research and development], to manufacturing, in the same location gives us the ability to make decisions quickly and bring more products to market,” Burtelson said.

Founded in 1909, Permatex also makes and distributes products such as epoxies, polyurethane, super glues, specialty cleaners and degreasers, among others.

It currently operates in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom and exports to 85-plus countries.

Permatex previously had an office at Hartford’s “Candy Cane Building” at 10 Columbus Blvd.

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