KMG to Close Fremont, CA Site
HOUSTON - KMG Chemicals, Inc., a global provider of specialty chemicals in select markets, announced that as part of a global restructuring of its Electronic Chemicals operations, the company will close its Fremont, California manufacturing site and shift production primarily to the company’s Hollister, California and Pueblo, Colorado facilities.
The Fremont site, acquired when KMG purchased OM Group’s Ultra Pure Chemicals (UPC) business, manufactures and packages a variety of high purity process chemicals for the semiconductor industry under the Cyantek trade name. The transfer of production from the Fremont site to other locations will begin by the end of calendar 2013, and all production from the facility is expected to cease by March 31, 2014.
“After careful review and analysis, we determined that our global Electronic Chemicals manufacturing operations would benefit from restructuring initiatives to enhance our logistical efficiencies, optimize our supply chain and improve service to our valued customers. As part of this plan, production from Fremont will be shifted primarily to our larger U.S. facilities, where it is more economical and efficient for KMG to produce and package these products. We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for our valued customers and will work closely with them throughout this process,” said Christopher Fraser, Chairman, President and CEO of KMG.