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.

LATICRETE.jpgBETHANY: Laticrete International Inc. celebrating its sixtieth year as manufacturer for the building industry is continuing to expand its facilities to meet new demand for it tile & stone, care, masonry decorative floor finishes, construction chemicals and concrete restoration systems and products.

The company is adding 70,000 square feet of space to its existing 100,000-square-foot building at its Grand Prairie, Texas manufacturing and distribution facility.