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Pilot Chemical Co. recently announced the completion of capital improvements and enhancements at its facility in Middletown, Ohio.
Established in 1985 and previously expanded in 2008, the Middletown operation is an ISO 9001-2008-registered manufacturing facility that currently employs more than 45 people, although Pilot expects to expand its workforce in the future.
As part of the expansion, new storage tanks were installed, creating additional flexibility for trial runs. The increased storage capacity will hold a range of raw materials and finished goods, providing the ability to inventory products and better service distributors and customers. Safety, handling and workflow processes have also been upgraded.
Transportation infrastructure additions to the facility include new rail and truck-loading racks, a second rail spur and new loading and unloading docks for box trailers. The site access road has also been lengthened with the addition of truck-trailer parking.
"Pilot is committed to making investments that meet our goals of improving safety, effectively servicing our customers with high-quality, innovative products and enhancing our reliability," said Pam Butcher, president and chief operating officer of Pilot Chemical Co. "The expansion and equipment additions to the Middletown operation will facilitate continued innovation, along with the addition of capabilities and technologies that support our customers’ growth, all high priorities for Pilot."
For more information, visit www.pilotchemical.com.