Lubrizol opens new drumming facility, warehouse at Ohio Plant

Lubrizol opens new drumming facility, warehouse at Ohio Plant

5:15 AM, 3rd October 2017
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CLEVELAND, US: The Lubrizol Corporation has opened a new state-of-the-art drumming facility and warehouse at its Painesville Township (Ohio) manufacturing facility, both of which are part of the company's previously announced phased investment at the site. 

The total $70 million investment better positions the company to meet the changing demands of customers and ensures the integrity and quality of its products while reinforcing personal and environmental safety.

Construction on the 180,000 square feet combined buildings began in April 2015. With a focus on enhancing safety and business processes, the new buildings will be instrumental in reducing risk and achieving the company's business objectives of improving effectiveness, efficiency and consistency.

With more than half of all Lubrizol Additives products worldwide containing at least one component manufactured at the Painesville Township site, adding new manufacturing capacity and updated automated packaging capabilities was a necessity. Furthermore, these efforts are important to ensure product integrity and to improve the overall safety and efficiency of handling product drums and totes.

"Historically, the Painesville Township site has been of great importance to our business, operating for more than 60 of the company's nearly 90 years. This latest investment reinforces our commitment to the community by further ensuring the site as a key source in Lubrizol Additives' global supply chain," said Tom Curtis, incoming president of Lubrizol Additives. 

"With our new drum filling facility, we will be able to improve safety by minimizing the manual packaging of drums, reducing packaging time for a single batch by more than 50 percent and minimizing the number of times a drum is handled by more than 70 percent. And, with 100 percent indoor storage provided by our new warehouse, we will improve the quality and appearance of packaged products delivered to our customers.  All of these improvements will be a tremendous value to our overall organization," added Craig Hupp, Lubrizol Painesville Township plant manager. 

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