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Rohm and Haas Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for a New Manufacturing Plant in Mexico

Published on 2007-02-16. Author : SpecialChem

Querétaro, Mexico -- Rohm and Haas Company (NYSE: ROH) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new plant in Querétaro, Mexico, for the production of emulsion polymers and poly-acrylates. Nineteen million dollars will be invested to build the new facility, which will begin operations in early 2008.

A primary goal of this investment is to make Rohm and Haas a center of excellence in technology and services - reaching customers in Mexico, as well as those in markets in North America and other Latin American countries. This will help the company strengthen and consolidate its presence throughout the Latin America Region, which today has offices and operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. Products made at the new manufacturing facility will serve many markets, including construction, textiles, adhesives, sealants, industrial, household and personal care.

Those on hand for the ceremony included company employees, customers, suppliers, as well as local officials - Renato López Otamendi, Sustainable Development Secretary of the State of Querétaro, who represented Constitutional Governor of the State of Querétaro; and Francisco Garrido Patrón. Rohm and Haas representatives included: Alan Barton, Vice President, Business Group Executive, and Director for the Americas; Luis Fernandez, Vice President and Business Group Director for Paint and Coatings Materials; Stephen Rauscher, Director of Operations for Specialty Materials; Carlos Festa, Vice President and Director for Latin America; José Maria Bermudez, General Manager of Paint and Coatings Materials for Latin America; Irineu Marcondes, responsible for supply chain operations for Latin America, and Mauro Trevisani, General Manager of the Mexico subsidiary.

About Rohm and Haas Company

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company's technologies are found in a wide range of markets including: Building and Construction, Electronics, Food and Retail, Household and Personal Care, Industrial Process, Packaging, Paper, Transportation and Water. Our innovative technologies and solutions help to improve life everyday, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.2 billion in 2006.

Source: Rohm and Haas

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