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Nalco Plans $18.7 Million New Dry Polymer Production Facility In Garyville, Louisiana

Nalco, an Ecolab company, will invest $18.7 million on construction of a 300,000 square-foot dry polymer production facility at its Garyville, Louisiana manufacturing facility, increasing the size of its complex to 1-million square feet.

The facility at 3628 Highway 44 will produce dry polymer products for use in removing contaminants from wastewater, increasing production efficiency in the paper industry and recovering minerals in the mining industry.

"For more than 40 years, the Garyville community has had a significant role in the growth of Nalco, and we are extremely proud of the products and results our local employees have produced," said Jim Seifert, executive vice president, Ecolab. "The new dry polymer facility further strengthens our relationship with the community and the State of Louisiana, and we look forward to opening this facility and providing our customers with another innovative product solution."

"Ecolab decided to reinvest in Louisiana because of the track record of production success the company has had in St. John the Baptist Parish, and most importantly, because Louisiana has some of the best workers in the world," said Governor Bobby Jindal. "The company's expansion is a testament to Louisiana's strong business climate and the reliable and hardworking men and women of Louisiana."

Louisiana Economic Development officials said as an incentive, Nalco will utilize Louisiana's Industrial Tax Exemption and Quality Jobs incentive programs. The expansion will initially result in creation of an estimated 22 new jobs, and 167 indirect jobs, along with helping the firm retain 235 employees.


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