Paint company closing Baltimore operations

A maker of specialty paints is closing its Baltimore operations and eliminating 52 positions, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation announced Friday morning.

Complementary Coatings Corp., based in Montvale, N.J., is closing its facility in the Canton Industrial Area of southeast Baltimore between Sept. 13 and Dec. 31, the labor department said.

The company, a division of Benjamin Moore, makes several brands of industrial coatings, wood stains and finishes including Coronado, Insl-x, Maxum, Lenmar and Trinity.

"Our analysis showed that over the mid- to long-term, it just would not be viable to maintain this operation and, though we know this is the most effective approach for our business, we deeply regret the impact it has on our Baltimore team, their families and the greater community," a Benjamin Moore spokeswoman said.

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