OMI Industries Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Research and Development Center

By January 3, 2019 Product & Company News
Dr. Laura Haupert shows guests new R&D facility

OMI Industries, a world-leading provider of natural odor control solutions is pleased to announce opening of its new 5,000 sq. ft. research and development center located in Rising Sun, Indiana.

OMI Industries CEO and Managing Director Phil Coffey, along with Rising Sun Indiana Mayor Brent Bascom, facilitated the ribbon cutting ceremony at OMI’s campus. Members of the Rising Sun Economic Development Committee and Chamber of Commerce were also be on hand for the festivities.

Rising Sun Mayor speaks at grand opening.
Rising Sun Mayor Brent Bascom speaks at grand opening.

Steve Lattis, Director of International Sales and Dr. Laura Haupert, Director of Research & Development for OMI Industries led local government officials and guests on our of the new facility, with a community reception immediately following.

Deep Roots in Ohio County

“We are proud to introduce this state of the art center to the local community, who have been instrumental in the support and growth of OMI Industries since we opened our first manufacturing facility in Rising Sun,” said Philip M Coffey, CEO and Managing Director of OMI Industries.

“With deep roots in the Rising Sun community, OMI Industries has been one of the leading employers in Ohio County since 2005. Our goal has always been to manufacture the best products possible, while providing economic opportunity to the local community. By investing in our employees and our community, we have built a team of passionate people determined to help improve the lives of others through chemistry.”

During the ceremony Mayor Bascom remarked: “The City of Rising Sun is grateful for OMI’s dedication and investment into our community. It’s taken a bold vision as well as unrelenting resolve from OMI to produce the long term viability and prosperity that we both enjoy today.”

“What is exciting for us is that the company’s passion for our community is just as strong today as it was in 1991. We can’t wait to see where this partnership takes OMI and our community to in the future.”

State-of-the Art R&D Center

Dr. Laura Haupert tours new R&D Center.
Dr. Laura Haupert tours new R&D Center.

At 5000 square feet, this new state-of-the-art R&D center houses three chemical fume hoods, odor-detection testing systems as well as additional office and event space.  The new center will serve to accelerate research and development efforts, develop new and innovative products as well as support continuous improvements in quality control.

About OMI Industries

OMI Industries is a privately held corporation that was founded in 1990 with the sole purpose of being the world’s foremost authority on odor elimination. For more than 25 years, OMI Industries has manufactured product and equipment solutions to naturally remove odors worldwide in industrial (Ecosorb®), commercial (Fresh Wave® IAQ) and consumer (Fresh Wave®) applications.

Our international corporate headquarters is located in the Chicago suburb of Long Grove, IL, and our manufacturing, warehousing, and research and development takes place in Rising Sun, IN.  With deep roots in the Rising Sun community, OMI Industries is currently the fourth largest employer in Ohio County.