BASF recently announced plans to build a polyurethane systems house in Geismar, La., in which polyurethane raw materials will be blended to deliver customized products to customers in the transportation, furniture, and construction industries. The $42 million facility is expected to create 22 new jobs and more than 160 construction jobs.

“Today’s announcement is great news for Ascension Parish and our entire state,” said Bobby Jindal, Louisiana governor. “BASF continues to be one of the largest economic drivers in Louisiana, investing more than $350 million in projects since 2009. The continued success of BASF led to today’s latest expansion, which will allow polyurethane blending to take place right here in Louisiana rather than being shipped out-of-state. Once again, our strong business climate, world-class infrastructure and incomparable workforce are bringing new business investment to Louisiana.”

BASF will reportedly begin construction in the second quarter of 2014.

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