Pilot Chemical unveiled a state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, built to address the needs of customers and develop new products.
An expansion of the Pilot Polymer Technologies laboratory facility, the center doubles the size of the original space. It will also add nine new staff members, to support work at the facility.
The center is a component of the company’s Technology and Innovation Initiative. Launched January 2018, the initiative sees the company investing $5 million in 2018 (and “millions” more over the course of the next five years) in technology and innovation.
President and CEO Pam Butcher was joined by vice president of technology and innovation Patrick McCarthy and chairman of the board Paul Morrisroe for the official ribbon cutting.
“The construction of the Innovation Center reflects Pilot Chemical’s firm commitment to innovation and our customers,” said Butcher. “With the opening of this Center and the planned opening of a Technology Center in Cincinnati in the near future, Pilot is ready for the future and the changing needs of the marketplace.”