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Kerr-McGee Synthetic Rutile Plant Closure Scheduled

Kerr-McGee are planning to close their synthetic rutile plant, operated by their wholly owned subsidiary, Kerr-McGee Chemical. The closure is scheduled to take effect on June 5.

The plant located in Mobile, Alabama, USA supplies some of the titanium dioxide feedstock for Kerr-McGee’s two titanium dioxide pigment plants.

The decision to close the plant was based on the fact that they could buy the material cheaper then they can manufacture it. As a result of the closure they expect to save $25 to $30 million a year from the beginning of next year. 140 jobs will be affected by the closure of the plant

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