LyondellBasell Jackson Site Expands: Investing Jobs into the Community
By: on Dec 06, 2012
JACKSON, Tenn., - Dec. 6, 2012 – LyondellBasell announced today the expansion of its polypropylene compounding facility in Jackson - Madison County with the addition of a sixth production line at the site. The expansion will help meet the growing needs of its customer base while creating 8 permanent jobs and 30 indirect jobs in the area.
“This expansion and the creation of additional jobs is another example of our commitment to the Jackson-Madison County area,” said Rebecca White, Jackson Site Manager. “We appreciate the city, the county and the Jackson Chamber for their support during this exciting time.”
The Jackson plant combines polypropylene resin with other materials to enhance the physical properties. LyondellBasell customers use these resins for parts of interior and exterior automotive applications and home appliances. Continued growth in the automotive sector is a key factor behind the LyondellBasell expansion.
“For LyondellBasell to expand its operations here in Jackson is a testament to the region,” said City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist. “It shows the strength and success of the company and we appreciate their investment in our city.”
“We appreciate the company for its strong commitment they have made to help our region foster growth,” said Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris. “Jackson continues to improve because of industries like LyondellBasell.”
“On behalf of the Jackson Chamber, we are thrilled that LyondellBasell has chosen to expand its Jackson facility,” said Bobby Arnold, Board Chairman of the Jackson Chamber. “The expansion is affirmation that Jackson is a good place to connect and do business.”
This is the second time in six years the Jackson site has expanded. Two additional product development lines were installed in 2006.
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