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Fire Shuts Down Georgia Gulf Louisiana Plant

9:46 AM MST | December 5, 2007 | . Rc

Georgia Gulf says it has shut down its 900-million lbs/year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) facility at Lake Charles, LA, following a fire at the site on November 10. There were no injuries, but it will be several weeks before an accurate damage estimate can be made, Georgia Gulf says. The plant is likely to be shut down for 3-4 months while repairs are completed, says David Begleiter, analyst at Deutsche Bank (New York). “We have the VCM we need to handle demand in this slower seasonal period. Given what we know today, we expect the Lake Charles plant to be...

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