Hubbard-Hall Celebrates Newly Renovated Laboratory

South Carolina Mayor Cornelius Huff led the ribbon cutting ceremony as chemical manufacturer and distributor, Hubbard-Hall opened a newly renovated lab.

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South Carolina Mayor Cornelius Huff led the ribbon cutting ceremony as chemical manufacturer and distributor, Hubbard-Hall opened a newly renovated lab. The company has invested over half a million dollars in the renovation, adding 40-percent more capacity for the product development of specialty chemicals for industrial surface finishing. With additional benches and an expanded pilot lab, the company will also increase its technical service capabilities

Hubbard-Hall (headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut) acquired the former peach-packing facility in Inman, South Carolina, in 1974 and has steadily reinvested in the plant. After a small expansion in 1978 came a million-dollar modernization in 1995. The facility now employs 27 people and includes departments in manufacturing, customer service, purchasing and sales as well as technical service. 

“From a tech service and product development point of view, we want to be our customers’ best supplier, and to do this we need a best-in-class lab” says president and CEO Molly Kellogg.

Equipment in the 1,600-square-foot lab includes an ion chromatography unit, a FT-IR, an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer and a Karl Fischer Water Analysis. The Pilot Lab houses spray wash cabinets, two corrosion chambers that allow multiple ASTM corrosion tests to run simultaneously, multiple tank lines to mimic customer processes, a vibratory bowl and a line to test the company’s black oxide product, Black Magic.

“Investing significant dollars behind our people and our products just makes sense,” Kellog says. “We go to market as a service company, using chemistry and expertise to help manufacturers improve their bottom line.” 

For more information, visit hubbardhall.com.

 

 

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