D'Addario Plans Expansion

D'Addario has purchased two industrial buildings adjacent to its headquarters in Farmingdale, New York.

The company plans to merge the two buildings, yielding 37,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Scheduled to be completed by September 2019, the facility will house Evans Drumheads.

"The new buildings enable us to not only optimize a new manufacturing layout for Evans Drumheads but also fortify our competitive advantage in the string business," said John D'Addario III, president of D'Addario.

D'Addario plans to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for the new buildings with energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems. In addition, plans are underway to divert building waste away from landfill sites to recycling and recovery centers.

"Following our commitment of corporate social responsibility, pursuing LEED gets us a step closer to hitting our goals," said Tom Stack, director of global design, planning and construction at D'Addario.

According to company officials, the move will free up space for the expansion of D'Addario's wire manufacturing, nylon monofilament extrusion and injection-molding capabilities at the company's current facility. The space will also house a series of new EXP wire coating machines and a new coated string research and development lab.