STAFFORD, Texas (Sept. 13, 2011)—Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. hosted an opening ceremony for its expanded technical center in Stafford, Texas, which will house a technology group focused on product innovations to drive business growth.
The $3 million expansion project at the Stafford technical center, the company's North American chemical research hub, will enable Momentive to add 20 research and technical roles at the site.
The 14,000 sq.-ft. expansion includes research labs, applications and testing areas, and office space. There are future expansion plans to add another 35 researchers at the site.
An additional expansion project at the site, slated to begin this fall and be completed in the first quarter of 2012, will involve renovation of its existing 45,000 sq.-ft. of space to build out additional office space. Upon completion, 45 Momentive associates currently housed in office space in downtown Houston will relocate to the Stafford site.