Metalloid Expands in Texas

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Metalworking fluids manufacturer Metalloid Corp. opened a new 54,000 square foot facility in Jacksonville, Texas, that includes laboratory, office and manufacturing capabilities.

It replaces an older facility in Jacksonville. This expansion was necessary to support business growth in both the HVAC and metalworking market segments, the company said in a news release.

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Metalloid manufactures specialty lubricants, industrial cleaners and corrosion preventatives for metal processors globally. Markets served include automotive, HVAC, appliance, electrical and aerospace.

Metalloid was founded in 1951 in Huntington, Ind. The company expanded operations to include a facility in Jacksonville, Texas, and blending in Springfield, Mo. In 2011, the company moved its headquarters from Huntington to a larger 30,000 square foot facility in Sturgis, Mich.

Metalloid licensee Burr Held, S.A.R.L., of Genay, France, serves the European, Middle Eastern and Asia markets.