Superior Graphite Relocates and Updates Research & Development Center
The facility includes offices overlooking the lab areas, work benches for dedicated scientists, and supplies and equipment that will reportedly assist in developing premium products for customers.
Superior Graphite recently announced that it has invested in an updated R&D laboratory located adjacent to its existing production facility in Bedford Park, Ill. The facility includes offices overlooking the lab areas for easy access and monitoring, work benches for dedicated scientists, and supplies and equipment that will reportedly assist in developing premium products for customers.
In 2000, Superior Graphite celebrated the opening of the original Peter R. Carney Technology Center. The recent re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony included speeches from Edward Carney, president and CEO, Marcel Obrecht, board member, and Pat Kalisz, project team member. All members of the project team were recognized for their efforts in the development of the updated R&D facility. Members included Dave Derwin, Adrian Diaz, Justin Dyer, Juan Estrada, Ryan Kahn, Pat Kalisz, Gerado Mora, Denis Murphy, Andrew Orasco, Gabriel Zambrano, and project leader Casten Wehling.
“The enhanced capabilities and work flow of the new laboratory not only fulfill the vision of our strategic plan but are also synchronized with the added requirements expected by our customers,” said Carney. “In addition, the layout also provides for added collaboration and research possibilities, which is envisioned will lead to new product development.”
According to Wehling, “Within 14 months from the board’s decision to create the lab, it was completed. There was a great effort and cooperation between our engineering and R&D teams. The new lab will allow for enhanced product development and will also provide the infrastructure necessary to conduct advanced analytical work that will support our cutting-edge, high-purity graphite production.”
Additional information is available at www.superiorgraphite.com.