JACKSON, TN., May 2, 2018 – Congressman David Kustoff (R, Tennessee-08) visited the LyondellBasell Jackson Plant to learn more about how the company produces materials that advance solution in the automotive industry and small household appliances. Congressman Kustoff also discussed the future of manufacturing during a meeting with the staff.
“Local manufacturers face a wide range of issues and spending time with the LyondellBasell employees helps me understand those issues,” said Congressman Kustoff. “For too long manufacturing was on the decline in America, I will continue to work hard to ensure manufacturing can thrive here in West Tennessee and across the country.”
A roundtable discussion focused on topics ranging from international trade issues to energy policy and taxes and regulations.
“We appreciate when our elected officials like Congressman Kustoff come onsite to learn about who we are and how state and federal policy touches real workers like us in Jackson, Tennessee,” said Rebecca White, site manager of LyondellBasell’s Jackson Plant. “By having open doors to communications, this ensures a positive and productive relationship for everyone.”
The Jackson Plant, which began production in 1988, employs over 100 workers and manufactures polypropylene compounds. Products from this site are used in specialty applications, such as automotive and small household appliances.
About LyondellBasell’s Jackson Plant
The Jackson PP Compound Plant covers approximately 26 acres, contains a 127,000 square foot building, a rail spur, container yard, and employs 106 people. The Jackson plant combines polypropylene resin with other materials to enhance the physical properties and prepare them for specific customer applications, such as parts for interior and exterior automotive applications and home appliances.
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its 13,000 employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, and improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road. LyondellBasell sells products into approximately 100 countries and is the world's largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2018, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” More information about LyondellBasell can be found at www.lyondellbasell.com.
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