Cleveland — Henkel Corporation has opened a new Application and Technology Center for its OSI brand.
The new 11,400 square foot facility, designed to be a catalyst for the development of innovative technologies, features a state-of-the-art product development lab and application center.
The space will also serve as an experimentation, learning and proving ground for new products and methods. It features industry-rated testing equipment and dedicated space for hands-on product application.
The OSI brand is leveraging the Application and Technology Center as a platform to answer the challenges of skilled labor shortage in the construction industry. In this space, Henkel’s OSI team can conduct proper installation trainings for window and door installers on both replacement and new construction applications. It can also be used to host AIA CEU seminars for architects.
“This is a one-of-a-kind facility for industry experts, professionals and strategic alliances,” said Dan Brogan, President, Henkel North America, Consumer and Craftsman. “The Application and Technology Center provides not only a showcase for OSI product innovation, but also an opportunity to engage with installers and building material manufacturers in exciting new ways that can drive the entire market forward.”
The Application Center is built in the Mentor, Ohio manufacturing facility.