17 août 2022

#AViewFrom Henkel North America series

#AViewFrom Henkel North America: Westlake, OH

If you have repaired anything with super glue, sealed a window, caulked a shower, or if you’re a builder or contractor, chances are you’ve used a Henkel product from one of the company’s most dynamic businesses. Learn more in this segment of #AViewFrom: Westlake, OH.

Henkel’s Westlake, OH site is the regional headquarters for its Adhesive Technologies’ Consumers & Craftsmen business, where more than 100 sales, marketing, HR, supply chain, customer service and logistics staff work together to serve home fix-it enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) and construction professionals with durable, reliable adhesives and sealants. Available through home improvement stores, large retailers and professional distribution, and specialty distributors, over 1,500 products are sold under Henkel’s trusted LOCTITE®, OSI® and GE® brands in the US, as well as the popular LePage®, GE® and PRITT® brands in Canada.

While LOCTITE products are well recognized as Henkel’s flagship adhesives brand, the OSI and GE brands are strong contributors to the business’ success. “OSI® QUAD® MAX sealant for window, door and siding installations proves that sustainability and performance are not mutually exclusive,” says Dan Brogan, Corporate Vice President, Consumers & Craftsmen North America. “This product was designed based on end-user input. It is tough against all weather conditions, provides excellent adhesion and long-term durability, cures fast and can match over 9,200 colors.”

The GE-branded consumer sealants represent the newest brand in the portfolio, acquired in late 2020 from Momentive Performance Materials, and complement Henkel’s existing specialty sealant offerings, while expanding its position in North America to include silicone sealants. “I am proud of our team’s efforts to successfully integrate the GE sealants into our portfolio,” added Brogan.

Dan Brogan

GE-branded consumer sealants are known for innovation in sealant technology and high-quality performance, serving the consumer and professional market for more than 50 years.

The Westlake, OH site was established in 2010, relocating from nearby Avon, following a business divestment. Designed with input from Brogan and Dave Wiegandt, the office layout prioritizes comfort and accessibility for team interactions. It was one of the first North American Henkel offices to move to an open-plan environment. “Collaboration and communications are hallmarks of our team,” says Brogan. “We connect for bi-weekly team meetings, with participation both in person and online, to review business priorities and share updates. Our collaborations continue to lead to exciting innovations, not only in product performance, but also in supporting sustainability through new packaging and product formulations.”

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Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Westlake, OH

The Consumers & Craftsmen business, centered in Westlake, OH, has won numerous customer awards for exceptional partnership, service and quality.

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Tube of LePAGE® No More Nails® Wet Grab submerged in water

LePAGE® No More Nails® Wet Grab can be used on all surfaces, may be applied on wet materials, and is waterproof once cured.

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Person using LOCTITE® PL Self-Leveling Sealant to repair pavement crack

LOCTITE® PL Self-Leveling Sealant is designed to repair cracks in driveways, sidewalks and garage floors and withstands extreme weather changes.

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Person holding tube of GE-branded sealant

The GE-branded sealants serve DIY and professional craftsmen for residential applications.

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Application Center located near the Westlake office in Mentor, OH

A unique Application Center that provides a space for hands-on training and collaboration with construction professionals is located not far from the Westlake office in Mentor, OH. Product Development and Manufacturing for the business is also performed in Mentor.

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Man demonstrating OSI® QUAD® MAX sealants

John DeGirolamo demonstrates the performance of OSI® QUAD® MAX sealants for window, door and siding installations.

IN THE COMMUNITY

Anna Mulgrew, Head of Network Planning, who manages supply chains that serve multiple production facilities, recognizes a strong sense of community spirit within the Westlake team. “Our employees are very generous with their time and resources.  We help build Habitat for Humanity homes with sweat equity and product donations, sponsor local families during the holidays, and, through our customers, support other endeavors, such as the City of Hope cancer research center,” she said.

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Putting green in the office

An indoor putting green provides Nick Marinkov and John Nordmeyer with an opportunity to mix business and fun in the Westlake office.

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Man and woman at company picnic

Westlake employees Laura Fabri and Bill Sobonya help to prepare food at a recent appreciation picnic for employees.

#AViewFrom Henkel North America series

Did you know that Henkel North America employs over 8,000 employees in approximately 60 sites across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico? Collectively, these sites support three business units: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care.

Our #AViewFrom series features select locations, sharing information and facts about our sites across Henkel North America.