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Americas Styrenics Curbs Production

8:54 AM MST | January 6, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) says it will reduce polystyrene production capacity at its facility at Marietta, OH, by 350 million lbs/year due to the economic downturn. About 60 jobs will be eliminated as part of the restructuring. “Our operations must reflect the current business environment. This move is designed to ensure the future success of the Marietta facility and of our business as a whole. We still have a very strong base of strategic assets and experienced employees,” said Tim Roberts, president and...

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