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Trucent Renewable Chemicals to Open New Facility in Ohio

This will be the company’s first facility to commercialize technology to process raw vegetable oils into chemical intermediaries

Tue Feb 16 2021

Company Name: Trucent Renewable Chemicals
Location: Van Wert
Industry Sector: Energy and Chemicals
Company Profile: TRC, a division of Trucent with headquarters in Dexter, Mich., processes vegetable oils into renewable oleochemicals which are shipped to customers for a wide variety of applications, including machining fluids, paints, adhesives, plastics, and animal feed.
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Project Summary:

Type of Project: New location

Capital Investment: $11,090,000

Timetable: Start up at the Van Wert facility is expected to begin early spring, according to company officials.

Company Need:

Trucent Renewable Chemicals (TRC) sought to establish its first facility to commercialize TRC’s proprietary technology to process of raw vegetable oils into chemical intermediaries.

“Northwest Ohio is the intersection of the agricultural and industrial markets, and that is a key reason we located in this area. This region has an industrial base with a workforce trained for these types of operations.”
James Bleyer
director, TRC

Why Ohio?

TRC will invest in a new site in Van Wert, in the northwestern region of Ohio. Company officials cite Ohio’s workforce as being highly respected and able to handle the production requirements.

Ohio’s manufacturing sector employs nearly 700,000 skilled individuals, the third-largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S. Ohio has dozens of trade schools, technical centers, and job training and certification programs, as well as colleges and universities specializing in current and rising manufacturing needs, producing thousands of well-qualified workers each year.

The new facility will allow for increased production of existing products, expansion into new markets, and development of new products.


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