Peekskill, New York
Address: 1057 Lower South Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 Start of Production: 1952 Location: The plant is located in Westchester County 50 miles north of New York City and 65 miles northeast of Florham Park, New Jersey. Site Director: Gary Hutchison Number of Plants: 1
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Number of Employees: 186
Roberto “Bob” Nelson BASF Corporation 100 Park Avenue Florham Park, NJ 07932 (973) 245-5230 E-mail: [email protected]
Product/Uses: The Peekskill site manufactures a wide array of effect pigments based on a variety of substrates including natural and synthetic mica, glass flake and bismuth oxychloride. The substrates are coated with a combination of titanium, iron and/or absorption pigments to create multilayered, pearlescent effects. The products are used widely as a key component in automotive paints for both exterior and interior applications. In the personal care market, effect pigments are formulated into nail enamels, facial makeup, eye makeup, lotions and lipsticks. Effect pigments are also used to enhance the appearance of extruded plastics, coil coatings, and handheld electronic devices.
Community Relations: The Peekskill site supports many local causes including: • The Peekskill Education Foundation • Peekskill High School Science Symposium • Science Scholarships in local high schools • BASF-sponsored Science Education Programs • “Project Lead the Way”, a high school STEM program • Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce • Southern Dutchess County Council of Industry Economic Impact: • $17 million annual payroll* • $3.5 million in capital investments* • $620K state and local taxes* *Year-end 2016 data