Louisiana Governor Says BASF One of Largest Economic Drivers in State

With an already strong presence in the state of Louisiana, we continue our commitment to the Pelican State with recently announced plans to build a Polyurethane Systems House in Geismar, La.  Our $42 million facility will create 22 new jobs and more than 160 construction jobs.

Our existing manufacturing presence in Louisiana includes operations in the cities of Geismar, Zachary and Vidalia, employing nearly 2,000 people in the Bayou State.

"BASF continues to be one of the largest economic drivers in Louisiana, investing more than $350 million in projects since 2009," said Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

"Today's announcement is great news for Ascension Parish and our entire state. BASF continues to be one of the largest economic drivers in Louisiana, investing more than $350 million in projects since 2009," said Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. "The continued success of BASF led to today's latest expansion, which will allow polyurethane blending to take place right here in Louisiana rather than being shipped out-of-state."

Our new plant will blend polyurethane raw materials to deliver customized products to our customers in the transportation industries, including everything from cars to ATVs and even heavy trucking and mass-transit applications. It will also allow us to develop, serve and manufacture innovative polyurethane systems for a wide range of applications.

"This Polyurethane Systems House project demonstrates our commitment to the future growth in this region and market," said Tom Yura, senior vice president and general manager of BASF's Geismar site. "The project also further strengthens our position as a leading supplier of chemistry for sustainable solutions by creating efficiency and shortening the supply chain to our customers."

We will begin construction on the Polyurethane Systems House in the second quarter of 2014. With 40 system houses in our global network, we're the leader in providing polyurethane solutions to the industry.

For more information on careers at BASF in the state of Louisiana, visit us at www.basf.us/la-jobs.