Dacon Expands AW Chesterton’s New Headquarters Facility

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From left to right: Paula Roycroft, AW Chesterton, Dennis McCarthy, PDA, Brian O’Donnell, AW Chesterton, Neil Leonard, AW Chesterton, Scott Mandeville, PDA and Mark Fitzgerald, Dacon.

Dacon Corporation recently broke ground for an extensive expansion for the A.W. Chesterton Company at its Groveland MA facility. The expansion includes a 23,450 sf first floor and mezzanine office building and 12,500 sf one-story manufacturing plant. The new office building will include new corporate offices as well as a state-of-the-art customer and employee training facility and large service center that will support the New England area. The new manufacturing plant will expand AW Chesterton’s manufacturing operations. Once completed, this will be the first time in over 115 years that the Massachusetts employees will all be under the same roof.

AW Chesterton has been providing value to the industry since 1884 and is one of the oldest and finest, family owned businesses in America. Arthur “A.W.” Chesterton’s focus—much as the company operates today—was connecting customers quickly to the product solutions they needed, and this approach was met with success. Chesterton has grown from a manufacturer of sealing devices to an international and comprehensive solutions provider for plant equipment reliability and efficiency, improved plant maintenance, and reduced use of natural resources.

“The expansion project is a significant stepping stone in growing Chesterton’s knowledge-based service offering centered on global issues relating to energy efficiency, emissions abatement, and natural resource usage reduction. The resources and capabilities being incorporated in the new facility will add to our existing portfolio of knowledge-backed training programs and global services and will help Chesterton continue to provide the high level support customers appreciate from Chesterton,” said Brian O’Donnell, President and CEO, Chesterton.

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