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First-of- it's- kind plant to build in LA

4 years ago December 02, 2010 Dec 2, 2010 Thursday, December 02 2010 Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:03:08 PM EST in News
Source: WBRZ, State of Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES- Louisiana was chosen over Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East for a new chemical plant.  The company, Sasol Ltd. will expand it's operations in Southwest Louisiana.

The new facility will use ethylene to produce polymer- the basic chemical needed to manufacture plastic.  It's the first facility of its kind, in the world.

The project will create 36 new jobs with salaries around $60,000.  350 jobs at the current plant will be kept.  Construction starts in 2011 and the plant is set to open in 2013. 

Economic analysts estimate the plant could generate $120 million in new state taxes over the next ten years.

Read more about the company- click HERE.

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