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.
Company Website: www.trucent.com
- 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.
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.
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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