CHICOPEE, MA - BASF Corp. announced the sale of the company's general industrial coatings manufacturing plant in Chicopee to C&C Ventures L.L.C. The sale includes the site's property, buildings, production equipment and customer list for specific products for which C&C Ventures acquired the proprietary rights.

BASF acquired the site as part of its 2000 purchase of the Morton industrial coatings business from Rohm and Haas Co.

BASF said the sale is part of its plan to focus on coil, extrusion and powder coatings and certain types of general industrial coatings. The company continues to manufacture industrial coatings at sites in Batavia, IL; Decatur, AL; Morganton, NC; Colton, CA; and Belvidere, NJ.