QualiChem Expands Facility that Boosts Capacity by 300 Percent

QualiChem, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and water treatment chemicals, has completed a major expansion of its headquarters, laboratory and manufacturing facilities in Salem, Va. The expansion was undertaken to boost capacity in order to meet increasing demand for QualiChem products and enhance customer satisfaction.

QualiChem, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and water treatment chemicals, has completed a major expansion of its headquarters, laboratory and manufacturing facilities in Salem, Va. The expansion was undertaken to boost capacity in order to meet increasing demand for QualiChem products and enhance customer satisfaction.

With the recently completed phased expansion program, the company has increased its facilities’ total square footage by 70 percent. The building now includes 35 percent more space for quality control, R&D laboratories and manufacturing and 50 percent more space for raw material and finished goods, plus a 233-percent increase for shipping and receiving. The company has also added a new 45-seat training and conference center.

“Since our first expansion in 2006, we have sustained steady year-on-year growth, even during the economic downturn starting in 2008, due to our unrelenting focus on new product development, customer service and support for our distribution partners,” says Glenn Frank, president. “We have more than doubled our manufacturing, laboratory, sales and technical support staff in the Salem facility since 2006. With this expansion, we can support a 300 percent increase in manufacturing output over the next few years.”