Last September, Caron Products & Services Inc. broke ground for a major addition to its current manufacturing and operations facility in Marietta, Ohio. The expansion, nearing completion, will double the size of the manufacturing area, increase warehouse space and add research and development laboratory space and additional offices to accommodate a growing technical staff. It is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2012.

Caron acquired its current building in 2000 at a time when its product line consisted of chillers, baths and environmental chambers. The new expansion is necessary as the company continues to expand its product line with new products such as plant growth chambers and CO2 incubators.