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Grace Announces Relocation To Columbia, Maryland


    BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA)
announced today plans to integrate selected corporate and business unit
administrative support resources to enhance productivity. The restructuring
will entail a relocation of approximately 40 people, including senior
management, from Grace's Boca Raton, Florida office to its Columbia, Maryland
site. A few positions will be relocated to another Grace office in Cambridge,
Massachusetts.
    This decision is part of the company's productivity initiative, designed
to reduce costs and improve effectiveness by focusing on continuous process
improvement.
    Following the relocation, Grace will close its headquarters office at 1750
Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton, which currently employs approximately 130
people.
    Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and silica products,
specialty construction chemicals and building materials, and container
sealants and coatings.
    For more information, visit Grace's Web site at http://www.grace.com .

SOURCE  W.R. Grace & Co.


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