October 9, 2015 - 8:00 AM EDT
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Calabrian Announces Its Plans To Build SO2Clean™ Production Facility In Eastern Canada

KINGWOOD, Texas, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Calabrian Corporation, the leading producer of liquid Sulfur Dioxide in North America, announced today it is building a liquid Sulfur Dioxide production facility in Eastern Canada. The facility will serve the local mining, paper and water treatment markets. Site development and construction will begin immediately and production is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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The new plant will utilize Calabrian's proprietary production process, SO2Clean, which is virtually emission free, reliable and capital efficient. With local production and the best technology in the industry, Calabrian will be able to provide customers with the highest levels of customer service and address their enterprise risk management concerns. 

"Following the shutdown of Sulfur Dioxide production in Sudbury and Kidd Creek in recent years, Eastern Canada consumers of Sulfur Dioxide have experienced supply challenges. We look forward to serving these markets by reducing transportation complexity and risk in a more economical way," said Randy Owens, CEO of Calabrian. 

Calabrian has secured long-term lease rights to an industrial site in the City of Timmins, Ontario. Randy Owens added, "The City of Timmins has been a great development partner for us and we look forward to becoming a part of their business community. Our investment would not have been possible without the support of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, City of Timmins staff and City Council."

"We welcome this new partnership with Calabrian, which brings with it the addition of skilled manufacturing jobs to support Canada's mining industry. We look forward to the positive economic impact it will have in our community. I would like to thank the management at Calabrian, local staff at Timmins Economic Development Corporation, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and City Hall staff for helping highlight what our great city has to offer new industry," said Steven Black, Mayor of Timmins.

Calabrian's geographic expansion into Eastern Canada follows its capacity addition at its site in Port Neches, Texas, which was completed in 2014. Calabrian is utilizing that capacity to serve customers in Eastern Canada and will continue to do so until the new facility is commissioned.  After start-up of the Eastern Canada facility, Port Neches will resume its focus on existing customer volumes, market growth, as well as new and existing derivatives. 

Additionally, Calabrian announced today the execution of a Sulfur Dioxide Distribution Agreement with Univar Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Univar Inc., to service the mining industry on an exclusive basis. "The Calabrian and Univar partnership is founded on common principles whereby Calabrian brings manufacturing excellence and Univar brings logistics, distribution and mining industry services, the combination of which will create a reliable supplier to mining customers in Eastern Canada," said Randy Owens.  

"With this new partnership, we are excited to further expand our portfolio, strengthen our position, and help us better serve mining customers in the region," said Barry McGee, VP Business Development, Univar Canada. "Univar is the largest chemical distributor in Canada, and our team has been growing and expanding to serve mining industry customers and suppliers from Quebec to British Columbia, and we are excited to bring this new offering to our valued customers."

ABOUT CALABRIAN CORPORATION

Calabrian Corporation is a leading supplier of Sulfur Dioxide and related derivatives used in a variety of high value applications. The Company manufactures Sulfur Dioxide and downstream derivatives such as Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Bisulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite and Sodium Thiosulfate. Calabrian's products are used in a broad range of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment applications to achieve compliance with federal and local water regulations, as well as other specialty applications in mining, personal care, pulp and paper processing, food preservation, oilfield production and disinfection. Calabrian is owned by SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on the specialty chemicals and materials sector. For more information, please visit www.calabriancorp.com.

ABOUT UNIVAR INC.

Founded in 1924, Univar is a global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM. For more information, visit www.univar.com.

For more information, please contact Michelle Gehle at [email protected] or +1 281-348-2303

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