GREATER CHANNAHON MINOOKA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC: LyondellBasell Invests $55 M in State-of-the-Art Operations Hub
Greater Channahon Minnoka Area Chamber of Commerce Inc issued the following announcement on July 17.
The Morris Complex of LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, welcomed local officials as they commemorated the groundbreaking of the plant’s new $55 million administration building. The 89,000 square feet operations center features a control room, maintenance shops, offices and a testing laboratory.
“This facility improves our ability to gather and monitor data, makes us more efficient and improves communications,” said LyondellBasell Morris Complex Site Manager, Tim Carnell. “This investment speaks volumes about how our corporation values the impact the Morris Complex contributes toward products the world uses every day.”
The new building is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019. “Grundy County welcomes and appreciates LyondellBasell’s decision to invest $55 million in a new, state of the art Operations Hub,” said Nancy Norton, president & CEO of the Grundy Economic Development Council. “In the last seven years, the ongoing capital investments made at the Morris Complex have created a significant, positive economic impact in our region. Lyondell continues to be a strong corporate leader in Grundy County and we are fortunate to have them in our community, creating both jobs and an economic stimulus to local workers.” The LyondellBasell Morris Complex employs approximately 350 workers and is one of the largest chemical plants in the Midwest. The plant manufactures ethylene, the world’s most widely-used petrochemical. The Morris Complex also converts ethylene into polyethylene plastic resins which serve as building blocks for various products such as leak proof and shatter proof containers for industrial and household chemicals, packaging that protects food, and children’s toys that are safe and durable. The Morris Complex generates about $260 million into the local economy annually. In 2017, the site contributed more than $45,000 to support initiatives in the areas of health, safety, education and the environment.
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Source: Greater Channahon Minooka Area Chamber of Commerce Inc