Carboline Cuts Ribbon on $6M Fire Science Research Site

April 6, 2020

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Carboline Cuts Ribbon on $6M Fire Science Research Site

Coatings, linings, and fireproofing solutions firm Carboline held a ribbon cutting event on February 20 to mark the opening of its new Fire-Science Research Center at the Carboline Research, Development, and Innovation Center in St. Louis, MO, the company announced in a recent release. 

“We’re extremely excited about the grand opening of Carboline Fire-Science Research Center. This facility will allow us to greatly enhance our position in the global fire protection market by rapidly increasing our speed-to-market with new product developments,” Jim Rippe, executive vice president, Fireproofing, said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming our guests to this world class fire protection facility.”

The $6 million project triples the firm’s speed-to-market time, according to the coatings manufacturer.

Carboline President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Tiernay, Brentwood City Mayor David A. Dimmitt, Brentwood Fire Chief Terry Kurten, local employees, and several members of the Chamber of Commerce attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

“We have always hired the best people and today, I am proud to say that we now have access to one of the greatest tools yet,” Tiernay said in the release. “In our pursuit and continuing commitment to fire science, safety, and innovation, the official opening of Carboline Fire-Science Research Center is a monumental step into the future of Passive Fire Protection product development.”

Last month, Powder & Bulk Solids reported that a fire broke out at a Carboline chemical manufacturing plant in Green Bay, WI after combustible liquids ignited. Workers evacuated the facility during the incident and one injury was reported.

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