Monolith Materials Celebrating Opening of its Lincoln Technical Center

Lincoln, Neb.September 24, 2018Monolith, a next-generation manufacturer of natural gas-based carbon black and hydrogen, will officially celebrate the opening of its new technical center on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The center is staffed with a team of world class engineers and scientists, many who relocated to Lincoln from Monolith’s San Francisco Bay area R&D facility. Monolith is seeking more chemists, engineers and rubber scientists as well as all-level positions across their three Lincoln area facilities.

Monolith co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rob Hanson, will be joined by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Mayor Chris Beutler, as well as other local dignitaries of the City of Lincoln to give remarks before a ceremonial ribbon cutting event. Additional representatives from Monolith and other partners in the project will be present. The Governor will also honor Monolith for their contribution in helping Nebraska win the 2017 Governor’s Cup Award. 

“We’re very excited to announce the grand opening of the Monolith Technical Center, Monolith’s new state-of-the-art research and development facility, located in Lincoln, Nebraska,” said Hanson. “This facility is Monolith’s application and product development headquarters and will enable Monolith to become the carbon black supplier of choice for the tire, rubber, and plastics industries. This multi-million-dollar investment is not only a commitment to developing our technology, but also a commitment to our investment in Lincoln, and is another significant step towards our long-term investment strategy in Nebraska where over the next 3 years we will be investing roughly $100 million dollars and adding 100 jobs.” 

Together with Monolith’s corporate headquarters in Lincoln and its global manufacturing hub near Hallam, NE, these facilities bring multi-level career roles, hundreds of millions of dollars in new capital investment, and a clean energy source to the State of Nebraska. 

“Monolith will be creating an additional 50 jobs in Nebraska by the end of 2019,” said Amy Ostermeyer, Monolith’s VP of Human Resources. “More than just jobs, these are highly skilled and paid careers that create opportunities for families. At Monolith, we think jobs are at the center of building strong individuals and building strong families, and that’s what makes a society. We are excited to bring these opportunities to Nebraska.”

Monolith’s continued investment in Nebraska is helping bring great opportunities to the Silicon Prairie for Nebraskans,” said Governor Ricketts. “Thank you to Monolith for their continued investment here, which helped Nebraska bring home the Governor’s Cup for the second consecutive year.”

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Governor’s Cup Award celebration event is invite only and open to the media. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments and tours of the technical center before the 10:00 a.m. ceremony begins.

ABOUT MONOLITH MATERIALS

Monolith Materials is a next-generation, carbon black manufacturing company which uses a proprietary process to convert natural gas to carbon black in a cost competitive and environmentally advantaged manner. Monolith’s process also produces hydrogen tail-gas, a valuable co-product that can be sold into the power generation or industrial gas markets. Monolith is backed by Azimuth Capital Management, Cornell Capital Management, and Warburg Pincus. For more information on Monolith Materials, visit www.monolithmaterials.com.

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Local Media:
Rena Valentino
EMBRACE Strategy
Tel: 402.880.6313
RE: Monolith Materials
rena@embracestrategy.com

 

Taylor Gage
Nebraska Governor Communications
Tel: 402-499-8351
RE: Monolith Materials
taylor.gage@nebraska.gov

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