Westlake Chemical held a dedication ceremony on Wednesday for
its new chlor-alkali plant in Geismar, Louisiana.
This ceremony was attended by Bobby Jindal, Governor of
Louisiana, James Chao, board chairman of Westlake Chemical,
and Albert Chao, CEO of Westlake Chemical. They were
joined by various state and local officials, local industry
guests and executives and employees of the company.
"We have enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with
Louisiana, operating since 2002 in Geismar and in Louisiana
since 1986," says Chao.
"Our Louisiana operations are a vital hub for our enterprise
and we are proud to be a responsible corporate citizen of the
great State of Louisiana," he added.
"We were honored to have Governor Jindal join us today and
appreciate the long-standing support of the various state and
local officials in the development and growth of our
operations in Louisiana. We also thank our employees in
Louisiana, as well as our project
team for the successful
completion of this project
The new plant created 70 additional permanent positions in
Geismar and at the peak of construction
created over 2,000 construction
During Westlake Chemical's time in Louisiana, it has invested
over $2.5 billion in the state, in grassroots construction
and other capital expansion