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Nordson Corporation's Dawsonville, Georgia Facility Selected as a Winner in Industry Week Magazine's 2009 Best Manufacturing Plants Competition


Westlake, Ohio, USA – January 11, 2010 -
Nordson Corporation’s (NASDAQ - NDSN) Dawsonville, Georgia manufacturing facility has been named one of the ten best manufacturing plants in North America as a winner in Industry Week magazine’s 2009 Best Manufacturing Plants competition.  It is the second year in a row a Nordson plant has been named a winner, as the company’s Swainsboro, Georgia facility earned the same honor in 2008.

“The Dawsonville team is extremely proud to be recognized as winner in Industry Week’s Best Plants competition,” said Plant Manager Jeff Skimel.  “Our efforts are driven by the need to provide value to our customers, and we continue to focus on reducing lead times, simplifying processes, and improving productivity and quality.”   

A finalist in the 2008 competition, the Dawsonville facility manufactures products and systems for the dispensing of adhesive in a wide variety of applications, including the manufacturing of baby diapers and disposable hygienic products and the labeling of food, beverage and other consumer products. 

Established in 1990, Industry Week’s annual competition salutes plants that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. The competition encourages manufacturing managers and work teams to emulate the honorees by adopting world-class practices, technologies and improvement strategies.

Entrants are judged on criteria including proactive environmental and safety practices; operational improvements; agile production systems; supplier partnerships; customer focus; employee empowerment; quality systems; management practices; and manufacturing capability.

Nordson Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, coatings and other materials to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries.

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