Specialty Chemical Manufacturer to Upgrade Three Georgia Plants

A tank farm at MFG Chemical’s complex in Dalton, Georgia, USA. Photo courtesy of MFG Chemical.

Specialty and custom chemical manufacturing leader MFG Chemical (Dalton, Georgia, USA) is announcing a significant investment to upgrade the safety and efficiency of production operations at all three of its Dalton manufacturing plants.

This upgrade, named Project Odyssey, is designed to improve management systems related to process safety and key compliance workflows. It will also increase plant capacity and efficiency to meet  rising demand from specialty chemical markets, including agriculture, asphalt, paints and coatings, graphic arts, lubricants, mining, personal care, soap and detergents, pulp and paper, and water treatment .

Improvements will include new cooling towers, new process control technology, upgraded reactor piping for improved pressure relief, and new safety instrumented systems. Specific financial terms were not disclosed.

“The upgrading of all three of our Dalton plants, together with recent staffing additions, will make MFG Chemical a world-class custom and specialty chemical resource for a wide range of customers here in the U.S. and internationally,” says Keith Arnold, president and CEO and a member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) Board of Governors.

“Our recently upgraded Pasadena, Texas plant will now focus on meeting the needs of our oilfield customers, while our three Dalton plants will produce specialty and custom chemicals to meet the growing needs of the water treatment, coatings, agriculture, personal care, and other specialty markets,” Arnold adds.

Source: MFG Chemical, www.mfgchemical.com.