HZO, a global leader in delivering world-class protective nano coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding and corrosive liquid environments, unveiled its new headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina to accommodate the company’s rapid global growth and need to access top technical talent in the region home to some of the world’s leading high-tech companies.
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HZO and Government Leaders at the Open House, pictured next to a fully submerged LED display, protected by HZO’s waterproofing technology . From Left: TJ Cawley, Mayor of Morrisville, North Carolina, Stephen Gold, HZO Chief Commercial Officer, Bill McCombe, HZO Chief Financial Officer, and John Hardin, Executive Director of the Office of Science, Technology & Innovation in the North Carolina Department of Commerce (Photo: Business Wire)
HZO’s growth trajectory continues to be fueled by a highly skilled workforce, new business partnerships, and cutting-edge technology. Nestled in Research Triangle Park in the Morrisville business district, which houses the largest research park in the United States, the unveiling of the new headquarters was highlighted during an open house held yesterday with remarks from Morrisville Mayor TJ Cawley and John Hardin, Executive Director of the Office of Science, Technology & Innovation in the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the region and Morrisville continues to attract companies leading in innovation,” said Mayor TJ Cawley of Morrisville. “We welcome HZO’s decision to move their headquarters to North Carolina with access to a robust ecosystem of talent and competitive advantage.”
The new facility provides HZO with up to ten times more U.S. based manufacturing space, four times more research and development space, and three times more lab space, supporting customer demand for thin-film waterproof protection. Attendees were given the opportunity to tour the company’s 24,000 sq ft. manufacturing facility including the operational manufacturing space where waterproofing production comes to life, enabled by HZO’s unparalleled waterproofing technology. The company aims to be the single largest supplier of thin-film coatings by the end of 2020.
HZO’s relocation from Salt Lake City, Utah to the North Carolina region is the latest example of how the Research Triangle metropolitan region is attracting national attention due to its impressive growth driven by a diverse and vibrant business climate. Rapid population growth and economic development have made North Carolina one of the fastest growing states in the U.S.1 With a firm commitment to bolstering growth and job creation in the region, HZO expects to bring over 500 jobs to the state over the next five years, including jobs in engineering, manufacturing, material sciences, and general business disciplines.
“Innovation is at the heart of our company,” said Stephen Gold, Chief Commercial Officer at HZO. “We wanted to center ourselves in a community that affords us access to top talent, university partnerships, cutting-edge technology, and a great quality of life.”
Global demand for HZO’s solutions, powered by the explosive growth in the Internet of Things (IoT), will continue to drive the company’s need to access top talent in North Carolina. With the new headquarters, HZO is doubling down on its commitment to the U.S. manufacturing market by bringing together people, process, material science and capital equipment to meet increasing customer demand for unparalleled waterproof protection.
About HZO Inc.
HZO is a global leader in delivering world-class protective nano coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding corrosive and liquid environments. The Company brings together people, process, capital equipment, and material science, leveraging an extensive patent portfolio to create unique solutions to meet specific customer requirements. Working with some of the largest companies across industries including consumer electronics, IoT, medical device and automotive, HZO delivers a better, more reliable, and more durable water-resistant and waterproof product that reduces costly returns, improves customer satisfaction and drives overall brand value. For additional information on HZO, visit http://www.hzo.com.