Hexion Specialty Chemicals recently announced that it is realigning its North American composite resins and coatings manufacturing operations to enhance service to customers while improving efficiency and managing costs. As part of the realignment, Hexion will be modifying its manufacturing and distribution operations in Lynwood, California. Its plant in Carpentersville, Illinois, will be structured to focus on producing coatings and other specialty products.
Production of base composite resins and certain coatings currently made at these locations will be transferred to Hexion plants in Roebuck, S.C.; Ennis, Texas; and Forest Park, Georgia, which currently make similar composite resins and coatings products. In addition, the company also recently announced the business will move its customer service group to existing centers in Gahanna, Ohio, and Springfield, Oregon, to further enhance its operations. The transition should be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2010.