Pilot Chemical Co. recently announced it has opened a new Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The center, an expansion of the Pilot Polymer Technologies laboratory facility in Pittsburgh, reportedly doubles the size of the original facility. The company also added nine new roles to staff the facility.

The construction of the center is a milestone in the company’s technology and innovation initiative, which the company launched in January. Under the initiative, the company is reportedly investing $5 million this year, and millions more over the next five years, in technology and innovation.

“The construction of the Innovation Center reflects Pilot Chemical’s firm commitment to innovation and our customers,” said Pam Butcher, CEO and president. “With the opening of this center and the planned opening of a Technology Center in Cincinnati in the near future, Pilot is ready for the future and the changing needs of the marketplace.”

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