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ExxonMobil invests $500M to expand Baton Rouge plant, creating jobs

Posted at 8:17 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 21:17:17-04

At their 110th year anniversary in Louisiana celebration, ExxonMobil announced its plans to expand a plant in Baton Rouge.

Stephen Hamilton, Plant Manager at Polyolefins Plant in Baton Rouge says that ExxonMobile is investing $500 million in a new polypropylene plant at Polyolefins located on Scenic Hwy in Baton Rouge.

The investment, according to Hamilton, will create over 60 jobs at the facility and over 600 construction jobs during the building process. That building construction is slated to start in 2020.

The plant will create over 450,000 tons of polypropylene plastics, specializing in plastics for car parts, recyclables, and food packaging.