Headquartered in Lyon, France, and privately-owned, Materials strengthen its North American footprint through the acquisition of Walco Corp, now Addev Walco Inc, in Glenshaw, PA early 2018. The fast-growing medium-size company is an industrial specialist in the converting of high performance materials such as technical adhesives, foams insulation materials, technical films and glues, serving the following growing markets: Automotive, Aerospace, Medical and General Industry. To help ADDEV Materials settle in the region, the University of Pittsburgh Office of Economic Partnerships (OEP) introduced the company to key potential resources on campus like the Swanson School of Engineering and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Discussions on potential internship- and recruitment-opportunities are ongoing with hope that this partnership will grow even further in the future. Like ADDEV Materials, OEP is proud to help local businesses grow by positioning the University of Pittsburgh as a key resource for the industry.