davisPAWCATUCK: — Davis-Standard LLC is adding 15,000 square feet of space to its main factory in Pawcatuck, and will move all manufacturing of blown film dies there from Gloucester, Mass. Davis-Standard it bought Gloucester Engineering Co., last September announcing then the expected consolidation.  Davis-Standard will add 30 jobs in the next two years, to the more than 400 already there.

A $1.3 million grant from the state of Connecticut to assist with the project.

Davis-Standard has operated in southeast Connecticut since 1848 and is one of the oldest and largest employers the region.

Davis-Standard bought Gloucester Engineering from private equity owner Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, which owned the company since 2011. Davis-Standard is owned by Oncap, part of Onex Corp.