Roehm to shutdown Westwego MMA plant in June 2025
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Roehm to shutdown Westwego MMA plant in June 2025

Construction progresses on schedule for LiMA facility in Bay City, Texas – a new world-scale methyl methacrylate production plant

  • By ICN Bureau | July 04, 2023

In connection with the scheduled opening of the new LiMA production facility, Roehm America announced that it will be closing its facility in Westwego, Louisiana in June 2025. The plant manufactures a variety of methacrylate products which are building block monomers used in a wide range of applications including coatings, plastics, and construction. The decision to close the plant will impact approximately 70 salaried and hourly employees.

"The closure of the Westwego plant comes after strategic financial and production network analysis, taking into account the improved efficiency and distribution that our future Bay City, Texas plant will provide," said Jack Chenault, President, Roehm America. "Decisions that directly impact the lives of our employees are extremely difficult to make and we will work closely with employees to assist them during this time."

The company will provide guidance and support to impacted employees by partnering with industry resources and the United Steel Workers union. This advance notice and collaboration with all stakeholders is intended to ensure a smooth transition and mitigate hardships for affected employees, including providing a financial package.

In 2022, Roehm announced the groundbreaking and ongoing construction of a new world-scale methyl methacrylate production plant in Bay City, Texas. Once completed, the new plant will produce 250,000 metric tons of methyl methacrylate (MMA) annually and create 70 direct jobs. Construction continues on-schedule, with production expected to begin in the first half of 2024.

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