All equipment, production assets, and employees will be transferred from the existing product development and pilot operations location to the new 26,000 sq. ft. facility.
Novomer will occupy the leased space in December where it is currently undertaking significant renovations and improvements. The larger facility will house technology research, product development activities, and a COEth Process demonstration unit to make customer samples for a variety of products.
According to CEO Jim Mahoney: “The space provides room for collaboration and the capability to manufacture products at a larger scale to better service our development efforts and customer needs."
“This move reflects our rapid growth which has resulted in the need for additional space to develop new innovative products, meet customer demands for product testing, and collaborate with partners,” Mahoney said.
The location – 297 Buell Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14624 – is near the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Novomer is expected to employ about 60 chemists, engineers, lab technicians, and other personnel at the new facility.
In July, Novomer announced the relocation of its headquarters to One Bowdoin Square in Boston. In addition to corporate offices, the new headquarters space will house business development and global project management activities.
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