The company also said it will consolidate its North American customer-service functions at its Marietta, GA, headquarters, beginning Jan. 1. The company will close each of its sales offices in North America and move customer-service functions to its Headquarters and Technology Center. Local sales representatives will remain in their current locations.
Columbian Chemicals Plans Carbon-Black Capacity Reduction
ATLANTA - In a realignment of its carbon-black operations in North America, Columbian Chemicals Co. announced that it would temporarily halt production at the company's facility in El Dorado, AR, effective Nov. 30. The company, a major carbon-black supplier, said continued overcapacity in the carbon-black industry, combined with "an uncertain business outlook for the next 12 to 18 months," were the key factors in the capacity-reduction move.
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