Chroma Color Corporation has completed a year-long expansion of its Leominster, Massachusetts manufacturing operation. The $1 million investment in the US facility includes structural upgrades, new compounding lines, a dust collection system, a new colour development laboratory, and improvements to warehousing and office environments.

Tom Bolger, Chroma’s chief executive, said: “As we continue to strengthen our position in the colour concentrate marketplace, we determined manufacturing site upgrades would be necessary to serve our customers growing need for technically strong partners.”

As a result of the work, the company’s Clinton, MA operations will relocate the improved Leominster site. A majority of current Clinton employees will be given the opportunity to relocate.

“This move is intended to streamline operations and better serve customers by integrating key operations into existing manufacturing facilities where we have more advanced lab and technical equipment leveraging robust analytical and formulation resources. The value we can bring to our customers will be strengthened by these improved efficiencies and capabilities,” he added.