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Superior Graphite Relocates and Updates Research & Development Center

January 15, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2019--Superior Graphite has invested in an updated R&D laboratory located adjacent to their existing production facility in Bedford Park, IL. The facility includes offices overlooking the lab areas for easy access and monitoring, work benches for dedicated scientists, as well as supplies and equipment that will assist in developing premium products for customers.

In 2000, Superior Graphite celebrated the opening of the original Peter R. Carney Technology Center. On December 12, 2018, the re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony was held. It included speeches from President & CEO Edward Carney, Board Member Marcel Obrecht, and Project Team member Pat Kalisz, which touched on their cooperation in creating the lab, their commitment to completing the project on time and on budget, and their excitement for the future of the company. All members of the project team were recognized for their efforts in the development of the updated R&D facility. Members included Dave Derwin, Adrian Diaz, Justin Dyer, Juan Estrada, Ryan Kahn, Pat Kalisz, Gerado Mora, Denis Murphy, Andrew Orasco, Gabriel Zambrano, and project leader Casten Wehling.

President and CEO Edward Carney said, “The enhanced capabilities and work flow of the new laboratory not only fulfill the vision of our strategic plan but are also synchronized with the added requirements expected by our customers. In addition, the layout also provides for added collaboration and research possibilities, which is envisioned will lead to new product development.” Project leader, Carsten Wehling stated, “Within 14 months from the Board’s decision to create the lab, it was completed. There was a great effort and cooperation between our engineering and R&D teams. The new lab will allow for enhanced product development and will also provide the infrastructure necessary to conduct advanced analytical work that will support our cutting edge, high purity graphite production.”

The company is excited for what the future holds and is looking forward to using the new lab to provide customers with the best products possible.

About Superior Graphite

An innovation leader since 1917, Superior Graphite provides continuous electro-thermal treatment/purification of graphite & carbons, advanced sizing, and custom-mix technologies for energy/thermal management, metallurgy, friction, drilling material additives, non-oxide ceramics, and polymers/CASE materials. For more information, please visit www.superiorgraphite.com or follow us on LinkedIn,Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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