TCI America (TCI), a global organic chemical manufacturing and distribution company, is opening a new distribution center in Montgomeryville, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, in April 2012. This new warehouse facility will distribute products throughout the eastern U.S., enabling TCI to offer its customers prompt low-cost delivery of high purity specialty organic chemicals.
The TCI America distribution center will provide 10 living wage jobs immediately and is expected to add additional jobs in the near future. Company management is targeting unemployed workers in their hiring process to increase the positive impact the new facility will have on the local economy.
TCI is an affiliate of Tokyo Chemical Industries, which was founded in Japan in 1946, and the company has since grown to become a leading international manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals. The TCI America manufacturing and distribution facility was founded in Portland, OR, in 1985. TCI has a sales office in Boston, and, with the addition of the PA distribution center, TCI will offer enhanced service to their east coast customers.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development, Select Greater Philadelphia, and the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp., assisted in making the case for TCI America to locate its facility in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
The company’s product line draws on 60 years of synthetic organic chemistry experience to create new technology for the manufacturing and development of rare and novel compounds, many of them exclusive to TCI. The current catalog lists over 22,000 products for use in synthetic organic chemistry, material science, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry. TCI can scale-up to manufacture bulk qualities. TCI offers custom-synthesis to customers as well. TCI customers include universities and research labs as well as businesses in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical, electronic, and petroleum industries.
For more information, visit www.TCIAmerica.com.