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BASF investing $20 million in Vidalia, La., plant improvements  

By Gerald Ondrey |

BASF Corp. (Iselin, N.J.; www.basf.com) will be investing $20 million over the next 18 months to create a world-class manufacturing environment for activated alumina adsorbent products at its existing production facility in Vidalia, Louisiana.  This is a long-term improvement project that will consolidate the company’s regional manufacturing activities in a single, state-of-the-art operating environment. As part of this project, the company will increase its production capacity and operating capabilities in Vidalia, while transferring production from its smaller adsorbents plant in Port Allen, La., over time. As a result, the Port Allen facility is expected to discontinue operations in 2013. BASF is a leading global manufacturer of activated alumina adsorbents that are used in a variety of chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas applications. The company is committed to expanding its position in the global adsorbents market and providing customers with a high-quality source of activated alumina solutions for the long term.  “We will make substantial improvements to our manufacturing infrastructure in Vidalia to optimize our production efficiencies and position BASF to cost-effectively meet increasing…
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