JACKSON, TN.- March 19, 2018 – Workers at the LyondellBasell plant in Jackson, TN understand the concept of superior quality. After all, the resin they produce is eventually turned into automotive components like car bumpers, which are fully assessed, thoroughly inspected and rigorously put to the test to ensure both quality and safety for the end consumer.
LyondellBasell’s Jackson Plant was recently certified to the most recent version of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 quality management standard, one of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management.
“Meeting the requirements of this newest version of the standard is a challenging task, and takes the efforts of everyone at the facility,” said Scott Jones, site Quality Coordinator. More than 100 men and women work at the plant.
Bringing together standards from across Europe and the United States, the IATF certification recognizes LyondellBasell’s Jackson Plant as a world-class automotive supplier, and outlines best practices when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing or servicing automotive products.
“We are proud of this certification and the diligence our workers place on producing the highest grade of product,” said Rebecca White, site manager of LyondellBasell’s Jackson Plant. “This ensures the automotive industry suppliers know when purchasing our materials, they can have confidence we have the systems and processes necessary to ensure the quality of our products.”
As one of the leading polypropylene manufacturers for the automotive industry, the Jackson Plant makes materials for interior and exterior automotive applications.
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 13,400 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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