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Clarcor banks on innovation

June 25, 2014

Filter giant to invest $10mn in Tennessee research facility.

Clarcro has entered into an agreement to acquire a facility in Columbia, TN, to house a state-of-the-art innovation center to support the company’s global growth and innovation initiatives. Clarcor plans to invest more than $10 million and create 35 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over the next five years.

The new facility will house research scientists and engineers, along with the company’s advanced filtration solutions group, and will serve as Clarcor’s central
R&D center in support of Clarcor operating companies around the world. The facility will include research laboratories, high-end testing equipment, pilot and semi-works production lines, and a learning center.

“Our strategy with the innovation center is to complement the talented scientists and innovators working in our various operating companies around the world with a centralized resource to better leverage our significant synergies and launch more best in class filtration products and technologies across Clarcor,” says the company’s chairman, president and CEO, Chris Conway. “The innovation center will focus on developing unique filtration media, advancing our nanofiber capabilities, and creating innovative processes and differentiated filtration products that can deliver increased value to our customers, employees and shareholders.”

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