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Lawter Inc., Global Supplier of Resins and Additives to Adhesives Industry, Relocates to Provide Better Support

Published on 2011-05-09. Author : SpecialChem

Lawter Inc., one of the leading global supplier to the graphic arts, adhesives, aroma chemicals, synthetic rubber and specialty coating industries, has moved into its new global headquarters located at 200 North LaSalle Street in Chicago, IL USA.

The new location is home to most of Lawter's senior management team and is providing much of the support necessary to effectively operate the global business. Lawter expects to locate approximately thirty (30) associates at the global headquarters location over the next six months.

Along with the global headquarters, Lawter continues to support R&D, Process Engineering, and Product Regulatory from their facility in Carpentersville, IL.

"We are very happy to establish our world headquarters here in Chicago - a great location to connect with the markets we serve and our global customer base," said Nob Makino, Lawter's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are a strong global business and Chicago is an outstanding city from which to operate."

"We are delighted to once again create a Lawter presence in Chicago." said Brad Crocker, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Lawter was founded in Chicago more than 70 years ago and we couldn't be more excited to return to our home town.

"With 2010 annual revenues of approximately $360 million, Lawter is well positioned in all the major regions of the world. Lawter operates 11 manufacturing facilities, 4 R&D facilities and employs over 680 people on a global basis.

About Lawter, Inc.

Based in Chicago, IL USA, Lawter is owned by a joint venture between Harima Chemicals Inc. and Mitsubishi Corporation. The company is one of a leading global supplier of resins and additives to the graphic arts, adhesives, aroma chemical, synthetic rubber and specialty coating industries.

About Harima Chemicals, Inc.

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Harima Chemicals is a leading global producer of pine-based products, synthetic resins, papermaking chemicals, tall oil products and electronic materials. The company was founded in 1947 and is publicly traded on the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges.

Source: Lawter, Inc.

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