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Chemetall Opens $25 Million Facility In Michigan This Month

By: Tim Pennington
15. October 2012

 
Chemetall, a manufacturer of surface treatment and metal processing technologies, will open a $25-million, 200,000-sq-ft chemical manufacturing plant in Blackman Township, Mich., this month that will house administrative, manufacturing and warehousing operations, and a physical testing laboratory.
 
More than 900 Chemetall products will be produced at the 40-acre Blackman site for applications in surface treatment, metal fabrication, cleaning and sanitizing.
"The labor force, as well as the strong support from Blackman Township and the state of Michigan, made Blackman Township the most logical choice for our new plant," says Dr. Ron Felber, CEO of Chemetall NAFTA. "We have selected the best area talent to support our growing operations.”
 
Automation advancements -- including bulk material handling systems, mixing vessels and packaging lines -- have been incorporated into the new facility to increase productivity as well as improve product yield and quality for customers. As a measure of its dedication to environmental sustainability, Chemetall has installed a semi-automated waste treatment system to reduce process wastewater by 90 percent.
 
"High-tech additions to the new Blackman Township site ensure the efficiency of operations for the manufacture of the finest quality chemistries," Dr. Felber says. "Customers can be assured of Chemetall's commitment to their satisfaction through our innovations and service from all of our facilities. Our mission is to integrate our decades of experience in close cooperation with our customers, employees, and communities to produce customized solutions that enhance processes as well as the environment."
 
Chemetall has been developing, manufacturing and supplying state-of-the-art specialty chemical products since 1909. The ISO 9001 company offers a wide spectrum of products ranging from metalworking fluids, drawing and stamping compounds to cleaners, rust preventatives and surface treatment chemistries.
 
For more information about Chemetall products and service, call 800-526-4473 or visit chemetallamericas.com.
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