BASF Corporation representatives joined local community leaders at the BASF Vidalia site to celebrate the completion of an expansion with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project increases production capacity of activated alumina adsorbents and consolidates regional manufacturing activities for activated alumina adsorbents into a single, world-class site.
“BASF is excited about the completion of this project and our continued growth and commitment in Louisiana,” said Mark Wolverton, Site Manager for BASF in Vidalia. “We appreciate the support of local and state leaders who continue to play key roles in helping our industry expand in this region, resulting in a stronger economy and community.”
The Vidalia site is part of BASF’s Catalysts division and manufactures activated alumina adsorbents that are used in a variety of chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas applications, including the purification of natural gas. BASF is committed to expanding its position in the global catalysts market as a long-term and sustainable supplier to our customers in North America and globally.
In addition to the Vidalia site, BASF’s manufacturing presence in Louisiana includes operations in Geismar and Zachary. These BASF sites employ nearly 2,000 people and invest nearly $300 million in the state through annual payroll, purchases, taxes and charitable contributions. BASF has announced more than $350 million in project investment at Louisiana sites since 2009.
BASF employees at the Vidalia site support a number of nonprofit community service organizations through fundraising campaigns and volunteerism. The site was recognized earlier this year by Louisiana Economic Development with the 2013 Lantern Award for the company’s excellence in manufacturing and community involvement.
For more information on careers at BASF in Louisiana, visit http://www.basf.us/la-jobs.
About BASF’s Catalysts Division
BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at www.catalysts.basf.com .