MARYVILLE, Mo. (Oct. 30, 2007) — Carbolytic Materials Co. L.L.C., which makes a carbon black alternative from shredded scrap tires, has agreed to become the first tenant at Northwest Missouri State University's Center of Excellence.
The center is a high-tech business incubator in combination with the university's Graduate Applied Research Center, Northwest Missouri State said. It will give Carbolytic Materials a headquarters for its research and development efforts while simultaneously supporting academic programs that emphasize related science and technology.
Earl Beaver, the company's chief scientist, also is a guest lecturer at Northwest Missouri State, and that fact provided a connection that led to the tentative agreement, said Ralph Zuponcic, Carbolytic Materials vice president of marketing and sales.
The firm's operating headquarters is in St. Louis and its sales office is in Hudson, Ohio. Carbolytic Materials soon will announce the location of a new manufacturing facility, according to Zuponcic.