Lubrizol will transfer its metalworking additives business from Spartanburg, S.C., to its Wickliffe, Ohio, headquarters in the third quarter of 2009. The Spartanburg area has been a key location for Lubrizols metalworking additives for a decade, following acquisitions of companies and facilities in the region.
The move will create a stronger, more collaborative research environment across the industrial additives product line, which includes metalworking, industrial gear oil, grease and hydraulics, Lubrizol spokeswoman Julie Young told Lube Report. It will also bring the metalworking group closer to the sales force. Once this move is completed, no additional metalworking activity will occur in Spartanburg.