CRANBURY, NJ-Rhodia, the specialty chemical company that was spun off by Rhone-Poulenc in 1998, is set to put its 83-acre campus and 350,000 sf of office and lab space here on the market for sale. The Paris-based company has been downsizing globally, and the job cuts here leave it with more space than it can use, according to company officials.

The local campus, which includes a total of 14 buildings, had more than 900 staffers at its peak. The site, which serves as the headquarters for the company’s personal care, ecological services and phosphate manufacturing divisions, has already been reduced to some 650 employees, and another 150 jobs are slated to be cut by the end of the year, according to company officials.

Company officials also declined to say where Rhodia might be moving its local operations, or even whether they would state in New Jersey. Rhodia has locations in a total of 11 other states besides New Jersey. Officials also declined to provide details about the pending sale.

The company’s local campus has a three-story R&D center as its centerpiece. General Foods was the original occupant of the site, followed by the parent company of Citgo, which sold it to Rhone-Poulenc in 1990.

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