Rockwood Color Pigments Selects O'Neal for New Iron Oxide Pigment Plant

Rockwood Color Pigments Selects O'Neal for New Iron Oxide Pigment Plant

O'Neal, Inc., an integrated design and construction firm, announced today that Rockwood Pigments NA, Inc., based in Beltsville, MD, selected the firm to provide Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) services for their new, grassroots plant in Augusta, GA.

"We are thrilled to be selected by Rockwood to fulfill the design and construction of their new facility in North America," said Jeff Hall, O'Neal Vice President and Process Chemical SBU Leader. "We truly appreciate Rockwood¬'s award and confidence in our approach for total project delivery.¬"

The Rockwood plant, expected to reach mechanical completion by the end of 2014, will produce synthetic iron oxide pigments used in construction, coatings and plastics. The new facility will be located at Doug Barnard Parkway and Dixon Airline Road near the Augusta Regional Airport and will create 80 to 100 jobs.

About O'Neal, Inc.: O'Neal, Inc., is an integrated design and construction firm that specializes in project delivery. For 38 years, O¬'Neal has been successfully delivering capital projects in the automotive, pharmaceutical/biotech, process chemical, manufacturing, energy, and pulp and paper markets worldwide. The company, founded in 1975, has offices in Raleigh, NC, Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit .

About Rockwood Pigments NA, Inc.: Rockwood Pigments NA, Inc. is a primary manufacturer and processor of liquid, powder and granulated forms of iron oxide color pigments, natural and synthetic inorganic pigments and automated pigment handling systems used to manufacturers of coatings, colorants, concrete products, plastics, rubber, paper, vinyl, cosmetics, pet food, ink, toner, and other industrial users. Rockwood Pigments is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. For more information, please visit