Chroma Color Corp., McHenry, Ill., completed a year-long expansion of its Leominster, Mass., manufacturing operation. The $1 million-plus investment included significant structural upgrades, new compounding lines, a dust collection system, new state-of-the-art color development laboratory and improvements to both warehousing and office environments.

“As we continue to strengthen our position in the color concentrate marketplace, we determined manufacturing site upgrades would be necessary to serve our customers’ growing need for technically strong partners,” says Tom Bolger, chief executive officer. “Today, I am proud to say Chroma Leominster has become one of our flagship sites for our customers and a true manufacturing center of excellence.”

As a result of the new investments and capacity expansion, Chroma Color is closing the Clinton, Mass., facility and relocating to the improved Leominster manufacturing site, which is located just 10 miles away.

“This move is intended to streamline operations and better serve customers by integrating key operations into existing manufacturing facilities where we have more advanced lab and technical equipment leveraging robust analytical and formulation resources. The value we can bring to our customers will be strengthened by these improved efficiencies and capabilities,” says Bolger. “Because key personnel, equipment and historical knowledge will be transferring to Leominster operations, we anticipate a seamless transition for current customers served out of Clinton. Detailed transition plans are in place and expected to be completed by year-end.”