Diversified CPC International (DCPC) has completed the first phase of its new facility in Texas, which will improve its supply chain capabilities for its aerosol, industrial refrigerant, and solvent extraction customers.
The firm, which specialises in the design, production, and distribution of speciality gases, has invested $10 million in Phase 1 of the project to build a new facility at the Iron Horse Terminals in Beaumont.
“The addition of the new Beaumont facility is a key step in strengthening our competitive position and ensuring DCPC has all the resources to fully support our customers,” said DCPC president and CEO Bill Auriemma.
“We have significantly improved our supply chain capabilities for our aerosol, industrial refrigerant, and solvent customers by consolidating several rail trans-loading operations at one location.”
Phase II will include the construction of bulk storage and processing capabilities; Phase III will bring additional manufacturing capacity online in the following years.
“Our in-house engineers have incorporated the latest in manufacturing, safety, and environmental control technology into the design of the Beaumont site,” said William Frauenheim III, DCPC vice-president of operations.
“We are proud of the entire project management team and our partners and our partners at Ironhorse for working diligently during this challenging time to complete Phase I on schedule.”
John P Dowd II, vice-president of strategy and business development, said: “This investment is a key part of our DCPC five-year strategic plan. In addition to strengthening our industry-leading customer service capabilities, we will enhance our ability to produce innovative new products that help our customers improve product design, plant efficiencies, safety, and environmental footprints.”
The Beaumont operation will be the company’s second major production and distribution facility along with its corporate headquarters in Joliet, Illinois.