(westlakechemical) -- Westlake
Chemical Corporation announced that its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit
at its complex in Geismar, Louisiana, damaged by a fire in late March, has been
safely repaired and restarted. With the restart of this unit the overall
site is now fully operational.
Westlake continues to cooperate with governmental authorities, including
OSHA, EPA, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and law
enforcement, regarding the investigation into the factors contributing to the
The company is working with its customers and suppliers to mitigate the
impact of the outage and to meet their needs as production resumes.