CINCINNATI-A 10-acre site is the new unit headquarters of Sun Chemical Corp.'s colors group. The move to facilities totaling 230,000 square feet lets the maker of organic pigments and pigment dispersions to expand its technical service laboratories, said Paul W. Klein, Sun Chemical senior vice president and colors group general manager.
Among the plant's features is its 50,000 square feet of laboratory space and its pilot plant.
The Cincinnati facilities also will house administration, and sales, research, engineering and data processing departments.
``This larger facility enables us to consolidate the bulk of our non-manufacturing operations in the Cincinnati area,'' Klein said.
``Consolidating our operations will enable us to strengthen our customer and technical service as well as facilitate shared information among our employees,'' he said.
The colors division is in the process of relocating to the new facility. The division expects to complete its move by summer. All manufacturing operations in the Cincinnati area, however, will remain at the Chickering Avenue and Amelia, Ohio, sites.
The colors unit is a pigments supplier for the automotive, cosmetic, paints and coatings, plastics and printing inks industries. It operates manufacturing plants in Staten Island, N.Y., Newark, N.J., Muskegon, Mich., and Denmark.
The company, with 1994 sales totaling more than $500 million, celebrated the grand opening April 20.