Bluestar Silicones: Relocation of Facilities
Bluestar Silicones, Lyon, France, opened its new plant and R&D center in York, SC. The multi-million-dollar investment is the centerpiece of the company’s strategic growth plan.
The company plans to double sales over the next five years. As part of its global expansion plans, it has relocated its two U.S. manufacturing facilities in Ventura, CA and Rock Hill, SC to the 226,000-sq-ft building which is situated on 21.5 acres in York. The facility now is the central R&D center for the company in North America, bringing R&D personnel together under one roof. The larger manufacturing workshops and laboratory facilities and new pilot equipment are expected to improve technical synergies and accelerate product development and support. The company also intends to increase staffing in sales, marketing, and technical service at the York facility. Overall, employment is projected to increase 35% during the next two years at the York facility.
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