A global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals and services, Albemarle Corporation, began a second expansion at its Fine Chemistry Services at its Tyrone, Pennsylvania custom manufacturing facility.
"This $30 million expansion adds new capacity to the site for custom manufacturing projects, but more importantly, will improve the infrastructure to allow for future incremental and low-cost expansions as we gain new projects from customers. This rapid response and flexibility are hallmarks of the Tyrone operating culture," says Randy Andrews, Tyrone Site manager.
"Executing this multi-million dollar expansion in less than one year allowed our customer to capitalize on the growing demand for their product and the construction effort had no impact on fulfilling the production needs of our other customers," said David DeCuir, Director, Fine Chemistry Services after the firm’s initial expansion in December.
"We are pleased once again to expand the Tyrone site to serve the growing product needs of our customers. This expansion comes shortly after our earlier expansion that began operation in November 2012 and will fuel the continued growth of FCS's custom manufacturing business. We are anxious to take advantage of the eventual 40 percent increase in reactor capacity. The first increment of new capacity will be operational late in the first quarter of 2014," said David DeCuir, FCS Business Director.