$20 Million Expansion at CHT USA Headquarters in Michigan

  • CHT USA Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony to Kick-off Construction of its New Organo-modified Silicone Polymer Plant in Cassopolis, Michigan
  • Expansion Expected to Add 30 New Jobs to Cass County

Cassopolis, Michigan, June 15, 2022 – After much anticipation, CHT USA hosted a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month to celebrate its planned $20 million expansion at its US headquarters in Cassopolis Michigan. The ceremony had over 50 attendees including officials from local, county and state governments, neighbors, and area business leaders, CHT employees, management team, and members of the press.

“This investment will expand our global footprint, balance our supply base and allow us to establish production redundancy,” said Ken Kemerer, CHT USA Managing Director. “It provides significant growth opportunities for our innovative line of sustainable products.”

The new facility will add 45,000 square feet to the Cass County site, bringing the total square footage to 120,000 and is expected to add about 30 highly skilled new jobs to the community.

The ceremony was hosted by CHT USA’s Employee Engagement Coordinator, Melanie Hunsberger. Featuredremarks were presented by Mr. Kemerer, Emily LaGrow, Cassopolis Village Manager, Steve Carra, member of the Michigan House of Representatives, Matthew Newton, Deputy Administrator, Cass County and Zach Morris, Executive Director of Market Van Buren.

Following their remarks, the event speakers participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking.


Founded in 1989, CHT USA Cassopolis, formerly ICM Products Inc., has grown into an industry leader in silicone chemical manufacturing. Known for its technological innovation and stringent quality control, it has developed an extensive line of silicone polymers, defoamers, gels and specialty emulsions. Along with its Chesterfield, VA site, CHT USA is a part of the CHT Group, headquartered in Tübingen, Germany.

About the CHT Group

The CHT Group, a medium-sized global player for specialty chemistry, is worldwide active in development, production and sales. CHT Germany GmbH in Tübingen is the headquarters of the group of companies which focuses on sustainable chemical products and process solutions. TEXTILE SOLUTIONS of CHT improve the quality, functionality as well as look and purity of textiles and optimize their manufacturing processes. In the fields of silicones, building materials, paints, coatings, paper, agrochemicals as well as cleaning and care products innovative products and process solutions are provided by INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS. By bundling the strengths of the complete group further innovative products, applications or processes are permanently developed and vast technical support is offered within the SCIENCE & SERVICE SOLUTIONS. Highly qualified specialists work in state-of-the art laboratories for development, analytics and application technique in order to work out ideas and solutions that meet the latest requirements.

The CHT Group with its own production and sales locations is represented by more than 26 companies worldwide. In the financial year 2021, the CHT Group generated a group turnover of 630 million Euro with around 2,400 employees.

Contact Information:
Matt Loman
Head of US Marketing & Global Distribution Management
Phone: +1-804-221-4611
E-mail: matt.loman@cht.com

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