By Nick Gilbert
Nalco has reported that the company is constructing a 300,000 square-foot facility at its complex, located in Garyville, Louisiana which produces dry polymer. Dry polymer products will be manufactured in the new plant and they will be used to increase the efficiency of production in the paper industry, to eliminate contaminants from wastewater and for mineral recovery in the mining industry.
After the completion of this facility construction, it will increase the space of the facility at the company’s complex at Garyville to one million square feet.
Ecolab’s Executive Vice President, Jim Seifert stated that the Garyville community has significantly to the expansion of Nalco for over 40 years. Ecolab is pleased with the results and products, delivered by the company’s local workers. This new dry polymer plant reinforces the partnership of the company with the community, and Ecolab is expecting to open this plant and offers new products to the customers, he added.
Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Governor, and Natalie Robottom, St. John the Baptist Parish President, participated in an event in order to declare about the construction project.
During 1970, a production plant was opened by Nalco in Garyville. More than 220 ac are included in the Garyville complex, which manufactures industrial water treatment products like scale and corrosion inhibitors that are utilized in cooling towers, boilers, wastewater treatment products; and process chemicals used in the aluminum refining, beverage and food, paper making, petroleum, mining, power generation, steel and metalworking industries.
Around 350,000 man-hours will be required for this project completion, besides the 22 full-time positions essential for the new dry polymer plant operation. Nalco is looking forward to complete this facility by December 2012.