United Protective Technologies’ (UPT) growth continues with additional facility in Niles, OH.

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Locust, NC
March 5, 2024

United Protective Technologies (UPT), headquartered in Locust, NC, is pleased to announce the addition of a new facility in Niles, OH. This new facility, located at 704 Warren Ave., will support research, development, and commercial production activities.

“This new facility in Niles will be instrumental in expanding our R&D and production capabilities for our growing customer base in the region. Access to talent, an advanced manufacturing base, and support from great organizations like JobsOhio, Team NEO, the City of Niles, the Youngstown Business Incubator, and the Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Research Innovation Institute, made locating our newest facility in Niles an easy decision. We look forward to great partnerships like these and more in the region for many years to come,” said Marty Efird, CEO, UPT.

UPT has experienced phenomenal growth over the last 18 months. Growth fueled by an increase in SBIR awards won, an expanding customer base, new market penetration, and the genesis of novel nanocomposite coatings.

“This new facility will allow us to better service our rapidly growing customer base in the Midwest region with shorter lead times and expanded capacity. We’re also excited about the opportunity to be invested in an area that places a priority on research, development, and advanced manufacturing,” said Doug Moulton, Business Development Manager, UPT.

Location selection was facilitated by multiple local organizations like JobsOhio, TeamNEO, and AMARII who are infusing energy and funding into a region that is seeing a resurgence of manufacturing. UPT will add to the talent pouring into the area with 21 new jobs planned at the Niles facility. Staffing is expected to consist of a diverse mix of skill sets ranging from engineering to production staff, similar to UPT’s Locust headquarters.

Those individuals interested in available opportunities are encouraged to follow UPT on LinkedIn and check out the Careers page at

About UPT

United Protective Technologies is a leader in the development and application of high-performance protective coatings for critical components. For more than two decades UPT has pushed the boundaries of surface engineering through the introduction of proprietary coatings that protect against wear, corrosion, friction. With a strong foundation in research and development, UPT continues to provide its customers with the latest in surface protection and performance technology.


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