Huntsman Corp. closes Texas facilities

Huntsman Corp. closes Texas facilities

Huntsman's manufacturing facilities in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey have been shut down temporarily to ensure the safety of employees, contractors and their families.

Huntsman Corp. released its first update on Hurricane Harvey’s effect on the company’s Texas operations late yesterday afternoon from its headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Having as its first priority the safety and wellbeing of its employees and contractors, their families and plant communities, Huntsman manufacturing facilities in affected areas in Texas have safely shut down operations, the company announced.

Affected facilities include those at Chocolate Bayou, Conroe, Dayton, Freeport, Houston and Port Naches. Additionally, Huntsman’s global headquarters and Advanced Technology Center in The Woodlands are closed. The company’s other Gulf Coast manufacturing sites in Geismar, LA, and Pennsacola, FL, are operating normally, Huntsman announced.

“We continue to monitor conditions closely and will reopen our offices as soon as it is safe for our employees to travel by road,” Huntsman said in a prepared statement. “Our production sites will restart as soon as weather permits and we are able to complete engineering safety checks to ensure orderly and safe startups.”

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