Michelman has been awarded a $2.5 million Ohio Third Frontier Industrial Research and Development Center Grant for its new R&D center, the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center. 

The facility will be built at the site of the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is currently scheduled for completion by spring 2013. The grant will help create new jobs at the facility and will be used to enhance Michelman’s current business opportunities, according to the company.