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Carboline Opens $6M Fire Research Center

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently hosted a grand opening for its Carboline Fire-Science Research Center in St. Louis.

The company says that this $6 million addition to its Research, Development and Innovation Center allows Carboline to accelerate its speed to market by three times.


Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently hosted a grand opening for its Carboline Fire-Science Research Center in St. Louis. Pictured, from left: Darrin Andrews, Executive Vice President Sales USA; Jim Rippe, Executive Vice President Fireproofing/Engineering Sales; Melissa Bentley, Vice President Marketing; David Morlen, Vice President Human Resources; Chris Tiernay, President and COO; Jeff Anderson, Vice President Research, Development and Innovation; Dwayne Meyer, Executive Vice President Commercial and Technical Resources; and Jeff Redfearn, Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer.

"There are two common traits that fuel Carboline's success: Hire the best people the industry has to offer and equip them with the best tools possible,” said Chris Tiernay, Carboline President and Chief Operating Officer.

“We have always employed the best people and today, I am proud to say that we now have access to one of the greatest tools yet.  In our pursuit and continuing commitment to fire science, safety, and innovation, the official opening of Carboline Fire-Science Research Center is a monumental step into the future of Passive Fire Protection product development.”

The grand opening included a ribbon-cutting, tours of the center and a company luncheon. In attendance at the event was Tiernay, along with Brentwood City Mayor David A. Dimmitt, Fire Chief Terry Kurten, several members of the Chamber of Commerce and 125 St. Louis-based employees.

"We're extremely excited about the Grand Opening of Carboline Fire-Science Research Center,” said Jim Rippe, Carboline Executive Vice President Fireproofing.

“This facility will allow us to greatly enhance our position in the global fire protection market by rapidly increasing our speed-to-market with new product developments. We look forward to welcoming our guests to this world class fire protection facility."


Tagged categories: Business matters; Business operations; Carboline; Fire-resistive coatings; Good Technical Practice; NA; North America; Research and development; RPM

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