Tuscola Plant


The Tuscola plant employs around 100 people and occupies nearly 900 acres. With first production beginning in 1953, the site has been a significant contributor to the local economy for more than 60 years.

The site produces ethyl alcohol, diethyl ether and specialty polymers. Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is used in many health care and personal product applications such as hair spray, capsule manufacturing, hand sanitizer, and pharmaceutical cleaning. Diethyl ether finds applications as a laboratory reagent solution, usage in chemical synthesis, as an ammunition drier, and starter fluid. The specialty polymers produced here include microfine powders used as additives in lubricants, binding agents, water filtration systems, and moisture barriers. 

Performance Summary

Our commitment to sustainable growth balances our responsibility to provide economic value for our stakeholders with respect for the social concerns of our community and care for the environment around us.

Providing Economic Value

Our site has been a major economic engine for the community by providing skilled jobs, by annually purchasing millions of dollars in local goods and services and by paying taxes to support local schools and government services.

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