KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cook Composites and Polymers has announced a plant consolidation plan that will streamline its production system while continuing to fully support its North American distribution system for Coatings Resins. According to CCP Coatings Vice President Dan Kile, effective January 1, 2006, CCP converted its facility at Pennsauken, N.J., to a resin terminal serving the Northeastern United States paint manufacturers. Both drummed and bulk coatings resin will be distributed from the site.

"While change is always challenging," Kile commented, "it is vital to our company's long-term interests to anticipate trends in the marketplace and to adjust to accommodate those trends. Market demand for specific alkyds and polyester resins has been reduced due to competitive technologies - that is, powder and UV cure."

CCP will subsequently consolidate its manufacturing position for alkyd and polyester Coatings Resins. Those products currently made at Pennsauken will be reassigned to other CCP resin plants located in Houston; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Saukville, Wis.; Oxnard, Calif.; and Monterey, Mexico. Customers with specific product questions should contact their CCP account managers.