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Olin Keeps Chlor-Alkali Plant Closed

11:06 AM MST | January 20, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Olin says that it will not reopen its 197,000 electro chemical units (ECU)/year chlor-alkali plant in St. Gabriel, LA due to the current economic downturn. The facility has been shut down since December 2008 for scheduled maintenance. However, the company is continuing with its previously announced conversion and expansion project at the facility. “We believe the decision will more cost effectively meet demand from customers impacted by the current downturn in economic conditions,” says John McIntosh, president of chlor-alkali products at...

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