Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., recently celebrated the opening of a new 200,000-sq-ft global R&D lab, personal care center and office facility in Bridgewater, N.J. In March, Ashland announced plans to relocate its Specialty Ingredients global research and development team, along with several other functions, from an existing campus in Wayne, N.J. The majority of nearly 300 employees in Wayne moved to Bridgewater last year.

“The Bridgewater site is close to many of our largest customers, especially in the pharmaceutical and personal care markets,” said Luis Fernandez-Moreno, president of Ashland Specialty Ingredients. “Throughout the relocation process, the state of New Jersey has demonstrated its sincere commitment to working with Ashland as we position our business for future growth.”

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