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Ozark Materials Share

Mar 7, 2019  |  Web Administrator

Based in Greenville, AL, Ozark Mate­ri­als is a pave­ment mark­ing mate­r­i­al man­u­fac­tur­er. Ozark Mate­ri­als sells prod­ucts nation­wide. Its pri­ma­ry clien­tele includes state Depart­ments of Trans­porta­tion, civ­il and high­way con­trac­tors, cities, coun­ties, uni­ver­si­ties, and air­ports. Ozark prod­ucts include water­borne traf­fic paint, ther­mo­plas­tic pave­ment mark­ings, and pre­formed thermoplastics.

The Mar­i­on Ozark Mate­ri­als plant makes white and yel­low paints, which are used for paint­ing roads, rail cross­ing, air­ports, and park­ing lots. Cur­rent­ly, they have 14 employ­ees and occu­py the for­mer Bell Pack­ag­ing plant at 3112 S. Boots St., a 177,000 square-foot build­ing in south Marion. 

Ozark Mate­ri­als is just get­ting ready to start pro­duc­tion for the 2019 year. Paint pro­duc­tion requires con­sis­tent 40-degree tem­per­a­tures inside the build­ing. Plant man­ag­er, Jim Battch­er, explains that each batch of paint requires a spe­cif­ic chem­istry. Paints dif­fer from state to state due to cli­mate con­di­tions. For exam­ple, heat and humid­i­ty of Flori­da requires dif­fer­ent paint com­po­si­tion than the frigid cold of Indi­ana winters. 

Ozark Mate­ri­als is ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing the high­est qual­i­ty pave­ment mark­ings for the indus­try. The com­pa­ny strives for best in class cus­tomer ser­vice pro­vid­ed by their high­ly trained per­son­nel with decades of expe­ri­ence. Mar­i­on is proud to be home to Ozark Mate­ri­als and the impor­tant role they play in the pave­ment mark­ing industry.


Sub­mit­ted by:

Mikay­la Marazzi

Grant Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Growth Council

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