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Lubrizol to meet surfactants demand with new production facility

By Andrew MCDOUGALL , 28-Feb-2013
Last updated the 28-Feb-2013 at 16:59 GMT

The growing trends for surfactants in the cosmetics industry has led to Lubrizol making a multi-million dollar investment into its Bowling Green plant expansion, providing surfactants production technology to meet demands.

The chemicals company will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building at the company’s Bowling Green, Ohio facility; with the building expected to be fully operational in Q2, 2013.

The Bowling Green plant expansion will enable the company to remain at the forefront of surfactants manufacturing technology, ensuring it is equipped to meet the latest in industry trends for customers of its personal and home care business.

Support

“The Bowling Green community is a supportive partner of Lubrizol, and we are pleased to further expand our footprint in the community,” stated Sean Stadler, Lubrizol Bowling Green plant manager.

“Through this important facility investment, we are confident we will be well-positioned to provide our personal and home care customers with differentiated products well into the future.”

The estimated investment in the new building is $11 million, and it will add 60,000 square feet to the facility.

Facility

The new facility is designed to include new process equipment for surfactants and four finished goods storage tanks. It will also have space to accommodate two additional finished goods storage tanks for future expansion needs.

Working with Bowling Green’s Community Development Foundation, the Ohio-based company was able to obtain beneficial tax incentives, which were instrumental in the company’s decision to proceed with the expansion.

This new building will represent Lubrizol’s largest to date in the Bowling Green plant, building upon the company’s previous additions of a warehouse and laboratory building in 2003 and 2005, respectively.

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