FutureFuel Purchases Emerson Electric Facility
BATESVILLE, Ark., Dec. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FutureFuel Chemical Company ., a wholly-owned subsidiary of FutureFuel Corp. (FF) and a manufacturer of custom and performance chemicals and biofuels, today announced that it has finalized an agreement with Emerson to purchase the vacant White-Rodgers facility in Batesville, Arkansas. Sam Dortch, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Batesville FutureFuel Chemical Company facility, reported that there are no current plans for expansion of the Batesville facility into the White-Rodgers building. The facility will be used for warehouse storage and fleet parking. "The central location of the facility and the access from Harrison Street make it an ideal location for a temporary warehouse," says Dortch. The company has no plans to expand the workforce due to the purchase.
About FutureFuel Chemical Company
FutureFuel Chemical Company is a leading manufacturer of diversified chemical products and biobased products comprised of biofuels and biobased specialty chemical products. In its chemicals business, it manufactures specialty chemicals for specific customers (custom manufacturing) as well as multi-customer specialty chemicals (performance chemicals). Its custom manufacturing product portfolio includes a bleach activator for a major detergent manufacturer, a proprietary herbicide and intermediates for a major life sciences company, and chlorinated polyolefin adhesion promoters and antioxidant precursors for a major chemical company. The performance chemicals product portfolio includes polymer (nylon) modifiers and several small-volume specialty chemicals for diverse applications. In its biofuels segment, the company predominantly produces biodiesel. Visit www.futurefuelcorporation.com for more information on FutureFuel Chemical Company.
CONTACT: FutureFuel Chemical Company Sam Dortch, Executive Vice President and General Manager (870) 698-5550 www.futurefuelcorporation.comSource: FutureFuel Corp. 2011 GlobeNewswire, Inc.