New Laboratory Constructed at the Ciba West Memphis Plant
In June, Ciba opened the company’s new West Memphis laboratory facility. Construction on the $1.3 million, 7,000 square-foot facility began last December. This advanced new facility was constructed to support existing and future product lines that will be manufactured at the site. It houses both the Process Development and Quality Control Departments, allowing the two to work closely together.
Process Development is responsible for implementing and improving manufacturing processes, as well as plant support, quality analysis, quality control, and analytical development. The Quality Control Department is responsible for daily sampling and analysis of manufactured products prior to shipment to our customers.
West Memphis is Ciba’s principal site for the manufacture of specialty monomers and DADMAC monomer. It is also a major production site for the production of quaternary monomers and Ciba® AGEFLOC® polymers. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony (pictured right), Bill Leber, NAFTA Head for the business, commented that the addition of the new facility, which contains both laboratory and office space, is critical to the company’s operations in West Memphis. He focused on the fact that nearly $40 million has been spent at the site since 1998.
West Memphis, Arkansas, is a home to industrial parks, distribution centers, and raw property that make prime locations for corporations looking to open a new distribution centers, processing centers, or manufacturing facilities. These properties are convenient to intermodal rail yards, major interstate highway access, deepwater river ports, a major cargo airport, and a MSA population of more than 1 million. Relocating and expanding companies can get vital site selection data and incentive information about these promising locations from West Memphis Economic Development.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005