Several sources reported this week that Chroma Color Corporation will be ending operations at what it terms its “smallest site” located in Delaware.
The company cited its recent move toward creating “Manufacturing Centers of Excellence” for the change. Each of these Centers are the focus of significant investment in “…personnel, capital equipment, and business management systems,” with an emphasis on “…stabilizing its supply chain, optimizing manufacturing operations, shortening lead times, and improving service to customers.”
Delaware operations will be merged into other locations in Salisbury, NC; Asheboro, NC; Leominster, MA; Lambertville, NJ; Newark, NJ and McHenry, IL. It is expected that production in Delaware will end in late October with the facility fully closing by year end.
The local site is located at 100 Colomet Drive.
CEO Shruti Singhal commented, “We want to thank our Delaware employees for their years of service and are hopeful that as many of them as possible will transfer to open Chroma positions at other locations. For those who cannot, transition assistance will be provided. These are always difficult decisions and we do not make them without careful deliberation. Our goal is to ensure we are honoring our employees and our customers in the transition process. In addition to offering assistance to our affected employees at the site, we have established a focused support team to ensure a seamless transition for our valued customers, many of whom already have working relationships with the other Chroma locations where work is being transferred. Our sales team will be reviewing the detailed plans with our customers to ensure the transition is smooth and seamless. We are confident that this change will enhance our ability to serve our customers with excellence.”
Questions can be sent to www.chromacolors.com/contact-us.