Delaware pigment plant ponders fate in wake of BASF buyout of Ciba

German chemical giant BASF's acquisition of Swiss specialty-chemicals company Ciba for $5.1 billion raises questions about the future of a 107-year-old pigment facility in Newport, Del., according to this article. The Ciba-owned plant, one of the company's four major U.S. production facilities, finished a $180 million, eight-year modernization in 2000.

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