Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services expands in Tyrone, Pennsylvania

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals and services, announced today that it has completed an expansion at its Tyrone, Pennsylvania custom manufacturing facility.  The expansion, which doubles the capacity for a proprietary chemical product manufactured for an Albemarle customer, began operation earlier in November and is now operating at full rates.

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"Executing this multi-million dollar expansion in less than one year allowed our customer to capitalize on the growing demand for their product and the construction effort had no impact on fulfilling the production needs of our other customers," said David DeCuir, Director, Fine Chemistry Services. 

"We are pleased to be able to rapidly expand production for this important product for our long-term customer," said Randy Andrews, Tyrone plant site manager.  "The fact that we were able to successfully finish this project on time and under budget shows the agility and focus on speed, quality and safety that the Tyrone site is known for."

About Albemarle
Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging, construction, automotive/transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food-safety and custom chemistry services. The Company is committed to global sustainability and is advancing its eco-practices and solutions in its three business segments, Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry. Corporate Responsibility Magazine selected Albemarle to its prestigious "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 2010 and 2011.  Albemarle employs approximately 4,000 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle regularly posts information to www.albemarle.com, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings, and other information regarding the Company, its businesses and the markets we serve.

Albemarle's Fine Chemistry Services (FCS) division is an innovative, full-service provider of fine chemicals to the world's leading companies across the pharmaceutical, agrichemical, and specialty materials markets.  Albemarle's FCS division helps global customers complete hundreds of successful projects through a powerful combination of proven chemistry expertise, game-changing process development, high-quality custom manufacturing and exceptional service.  From innovative R&D to commercial-scale production, Albemarle's FCS division delivers the knowledge, experience, resources, creativity and service you need to move products to market faster and accelerate your business.  To learn more about Albemarle's FCS division, please visit www.albemarle.com/fcs.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Albemarle Corporation's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

SOURCE Albemarle Corporation



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