Nalco on Friday announced the construction of a new dry polymer production
facility at the company’s complex in Garyville, La.
The 300,000 square-foot facility will produce dry polymer products for use in
removing contaminants from wastewater, increasing production efficiency in the
paper industry and recovering minerals in the mining industry.
When completed late this year, the dry polymer plant will increase facility
space at the Garyville complex to one million square feet and add 22 full-time
positions to the company’s current Garyville workforce of 235 employees.
"For more than 40 years, the Garyville community has had a significant role
in the growth of Nalco, and we are extremely proud of the products and results
our local employees have produced," said Jim Seifert, executive vice president
of Ecolab, Nalco’s parent company.
"The new dry polymer facility further strengthens our relationship with the
community and the state of Louisiana, and we look forward to opening this
facility and providing our customers with another innovative product