Catacel receives Best Economic Development Project award



Catacel_DSC02589.jpgFuel cell catalyst manufacturer Catacel Corp. was awarded the “Best Economic Development Project” award by the organization Visioning in Portage at the Aug. 24, 2014, community awards banquet. As a finalist for the award, Catacel won against major development projects in Portage County including the Kent State University Conference Center, a key part of the $100 million redevelopment of downtown Kent, Ohio.

Catacel was commended not only for the rehabilitation of its industrial plant facility but for its corresponding results in job creation and for advancing Portage County’s recognition as a growing industrial technology location.

Quality Manager Brian Davis accepted the award for Catacel.

“We are proud of and grateful for this recognition, and for the confidence given to us by this community and our customers around the world,” Davis said. “Catacel technologies deliver substantial performance increases and efficiency gains to stationary fuel cell systems and hydrogen production facilities. We look forward to sustaining our rapid growth rate, right here in Ravenna, Ohio, for many years to come.”

Catacel is the authority on metal foil heat exchanging catalysts. Its manufacturing capabilities range from one-off prototypes for proof-of-concept trials to ongoing high-volume supply of catalytic materials and compact reactor components. For more information, visit

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