Specialty Chemical Firm Increasing in Bear

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AWSM Solutions Delaware, created with the recent acquisition of IMS Chemblend by the Royale Group of specialty chemical companies, is expanding operations in Bear. The Royale Group, which has expertise in distributing, manufacturing, importing, transportation, warehousing and consulting, also is moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Delaware. AWSM is making a capital investment of $1 million in the Bear facility.

AWSM specialty chemical company plans to add 17 new jobs at its new site. These include skilled operator positions, product managers, account managers, sales, marketing, environmental health and safety staff and senior management.

“Delaware has an educated workforce with skills that we need, a lower cost of living and a government that understands that business development and retention is critical to the success of the state – and it’s a beautiful part of the country,” said John Logue, CEO of the Royale Group. “We are really excited to be in Delaware.”

Delaware Prosperity Partnership joined AWSM leaders to present the project to Delaware’s Council on Development Finance (CDF) in January. The CDF approved a Jobs Performance Grant of $99,750 and a Capital Expenditure grant of $30,000 for AWSM.

“We welcome AWSM Solutions Delaware to Delaware and to New Castle County,” said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. “We look forward to working with ASWM to create quality job opportunities in our communities.”

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