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Lubrizol recently announced that it will spend nearly $100 million to expand its plant in Painesville Township, Ohio. The facility is responsible for manufacturing highly specialized chemical products including specialty additive systems for lubricating oils in diesel engines, marine engines and gear drives.
According to Lubrizol, the upgrade is necessary to cater to the needs of its client base as well as to make the facility's daily operations run smoother. In addition to lubricants, the company also provides specialty products for industrial fluids, coating and fuel additives, and process chemicals.
"Through this important initiative, we will be better positioned to meet the changing demands of our customers, ensure the integrity and quality of our products, reinforce personal and environmental safety, and attract the workforce talent that is required to run our operations," said Craig Hupp, plant manager of Lubrizol Painesville Township.
Along with the expansion announcement, Lubrizol also unveiled a five-phase development plan. It consists of updated packaging capabilities, better manufacturing capacity, a larger space for truck loading and unloading bays, and a wider storage for its finished products.
Lubrizol relocated its manufacturing to Painesville in 2000 with the acquisition of RPM Inc.'s metalworking additives business. In 2011, the company was able to reach a wider market outside North America by purchasing Chemtool Inc., a leading maker and supplier of custom formulated greases.
For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com.