Magnolia Advanced Materials expands into new facility

The epoxy resins formulator more than triples its manufacturing footprint with move to new, advanced facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Epoxy resins specialist Magnolia Advanced Materials Inc. reports that it has completed move-in into its new, larger manufacturing facility, located on Northeast Expressway in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more than a decade Magnolia had operated out of an old 32,000-ft2 facility that was no longer able to contain the company's custom-formulated epoxy resin business. "We utilized the old location as long as we could, including exterior storage containers, but we needed a larger, more efficient building in order to continue our rapid growth," says CEO Rick Wells. "As a custom formulator, we have specific needs. Retrofitting our new location afforded us the opportunity to design the facility for custom formulation. We are adding more automation every day to make us even more efficient. Our new raw material dispensing system is a great example."

The new plant, 114,176 ft2 on 11.27 acres, includes railroad access and 11 truck docks. Other amenities include:

  • 7,700-ft2 R&D lab
  • 1,440-ft2 QC lab
  • 48,000 gallons of raw resin storage
  • Two 1,400-ft2 cooler/freezer rooms for products requiring temperature control
  • Two 1,435-ft2 hot rooms for managing resin viscosity
  • Formulation and mixing rooms with dispensers, de-airing pumps and a reactor section
  • Maintenance and welding shop
  • Dust collection and control
  • State-of-the-art data center
  • 13,957ft2 of administration space

Magnolia has 78 employees running two shifts daily, and the capaicty to manufacture approximately 10 times the volume of the old facility.