Picture of the Reactor in the UPT laboratory

The Stanly County Economic Development Commission has posted information about our20-year anniversary on their website. You will find quotes from employees and a staff group picture.

See link:  https://www.stanlyedc.com/resources/news-press-releases/


They also posted it to their Facebook and twitter! https://www.facebook.com/SuccessInStanly

United Protective Technologies, LLC


142 Cara Court    Locust, NC 28097

office: 704-888-2470




July20, 2022


United Protective Technologies, LLC

Celebrating Twenty Years in Business


United Protective Technologies (UPT), a specialty thin film coating and engineering company opened its doors for business in 2002 with only two employees in Mint Hill. After relocating to Locust in 2008, UPT has grown dramatically and now has fifty-nine employees, the majority of which reside in Stanly County. UPT also currently has office/lab space on the campus of UNC(CLT) and will be opening a location in Youngstown, Ohio set for 2023.


United Protective Technologies, LLC (UPT) is an industry leading company that excelsin materials related Research and Development for both commercial and government customers and the application of the most advanced PeCVD &ARC-PVD coatings, including Diamond Like Carbon (DLC), to increase durability, component functionality and extend operation life in extreme environments. UPT has established a strong catalog of high-performance coatings, which continue to outperform the competition. UPT currently has multiple Phase I, II and IIISBIRs as well as hundreds of recurring commercial and industrial coating customers in a wide variety of industries.


UPT performs research and development for many government agencies including NASA, US Navy, US Army and Air Force. UPT also applies coatings on many industrial, commercial and consumer goods including injection molds, firearms, knives, valves, and gears, with an established industry- leading catalog of high performance advanced thin film coatings that extends the life and enhances the performance.


Paul Rauch, Senior R&D Chemist @ UPT says:

“Though only having been with UPT for a short time the atmosphere is that of a family.  Everyone is welcoming, supportive, and encouraging.  I am glad to be a part of this new family.


David Harris, Program Manager @ UPT says:

“A growing innovative business, with genuine leaders, focused on creating a family-oriented culture that fosters teamwork to develop and manufacture leading edge coatings.”


Ryan Hinson, native of Stanly County and production technician @ UPT at since 2017 states: “I like the people I work with. There are no big 'I's or little 'u'sat UPT. Everybody working together to get the job done.”


Cesar Correa, Administrator for the City of Locust states: “On behalf of the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Locust, I’d like to congratulate United Protective Technologies for 20 years in business! It is an honor and a privilege that United Protective Technologies chose Locust, NC to be their home. They are a valuable organization in our community that provides excellent employment opportunities and contributes to the local economy. We wish them continuing success, and many more years in Locust.”


This July, UPT proudly celebrates its 20anniversary.


For more information about UPT please contact:

Krista Barbee @ kbarbee@upt-usa.com or call 704-888-2470 ext. 16

Or visit our website: www.upt-usa.com

To inquire about career opportunities please visit: https://www.upt-usa.com/careers

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