Old Bridge Chemicals (OB), one of North America’s largest manufacturers of copper and zinc compounds, has announced a major expansion of its zinc sulfate manufacturing operations.
The expansion reflects an investment of over $3 million that more than doubles the company’s zinc sulfate manufacturing capacity while addressing product quality requirements for a diversity of industries and applications the company serves.
Hosted by OB senior management, the occasion was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Old Bridge Township Mayor Owen Henry, other local officials and OB team members. Located on the company’s 64,000 square-acre campus, the new zinc sulfate operation has resulted in the hiring of more than a dozen new employees, with additional recruitment anticipated.
OB president Bruce Bzura said, “This most recent milestone continues to advance the quality and reliability of OB’s high-performance zinc sulfate products while showcasing our strong ties to the Old Bridge community.“
The zinc sulfate manufacturing expansion coincides with the recent installation of a state-of-the-art continuous vacuum filtration system. The system has resulted in increased efficiencies while meeting OB's exacting product standards that are further verified at the company’s on-site testing laboratory, the announcement noted.
Joel Bzura, executive vice president of OB, said, “2018 continues to be an exciting year of innovation for OB. This expansion further supports our 24/7 capabilities to provide our customers products on time, every time.”
OB is the largest manufacturer of copper and zinc compounds in North America, the leading manufacturer of copper sulfate in the U.S. as well as a major supplier of copper carbonate, zinc sulfate, zinc chloride, zinc orthophosphate and phosphoric acid, along with other chemical products containing copper and zinc. The company’s compounds are used extensively in the industrial, water treatment, agriculture, animal feed and care industries.