American Colors to build new manufacturing, research facility in Tennessee

American Colors will invest $3.7 million in a new manufacturing and research facility in Gallatin, Tenn., USA.

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Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with American Colors Inc. (Sandusky, Ohio, USA) officials have announced that the company will build a new 30,000-ft2/2,787m2 manufacturing and research facility in the Gallatin Industrial Center, a Select Tennessee Certified Site in Gallatin, Tenn., USA. To support ongoing growth at the company’s existing Lebanon location, American Colors will invest $3.7 million and create 31 new jobs in Sumner County.

The Gallatin facility will produce products for the composites, coatings, plastics and agricultural industries and also include a research lab housing chemists and technicians. American Colors anticipates the facility will be fully operational by the first quarter of 2015.

“Incumbent industry expansions are an essential element to help spur job creation in our state, and with nearly 45,000 Tennesseans employed within the chemicals and plastics sector, I am pleased to see American Colors add to that number,” Hagerty says. “I appreciate the company’s continued confidence in our state’s qualified workforce and for choosing to further invest in Tennessee.”

“Our increased business and additional opportunities have required American Colors to increase our capacity in Tennessee,” American Colors president and CEO James Oram Wible says. “We look forward to creating a state of the art facility in order to continue to provide superior colorants and dispersions to the composites and coatings industries.”

In addition to the company’s Tennessee facilities, American Colors has manufacturing locations in Sandusky, Ohio, and Shanghai, China, to serve the company’s Asian markets.

American Colors is a manufacturer of high-quality liquid pigment systems and intermediates specializing in customer-focused solutions to complex coatings and colorants problems.