Gabriel Performance Products LLC recently announced it is investing over $2 million to expand capacity its Gabriel in Ashtabula, Ohio which is intended to meet demand for its epoxy curing agents.
The key stage of this expansion took place in the third quarter of 2017, with the upgrade of several key pieces of equipment that had reached the end of their operational life. This reportedly caused a positive 15% increase in production volumes. Engineering work has continued throughout 2018 with the second phase of this investment. This is to be implemented by the fourth quarter. On completion of the expansion the company expects to realize another 15-20% growth in total mercaptan capacity.
“As a world leader in poly-mercaptan curing agents, Gabriel is committed to the highest standard of safety, quality, and personalized customer service,” said Seth Tomasch, CEO. “These upgrades ensure that Gabriel will continue to meet these goals.”