The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC)'s wholly-owned subsidiary - Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), plans to suspend production at its polypropylene manufacturing facility at St. Charles Operations in Norco, Louisiana, in anticipation of an expected decision to shut down the facility by year end. The anticipated shutdown of the facility will impact approximately 60 employees. It is expected that a large majority of those employees will be redeployed to other roles at St. Charles Operations.
The polypropylene facility at St. Charles Operations is one of the site's 15 production facilities and represents a small portion of total operations at St. Charles Operations. St. Charles Operations manufacturing facility will continue to operate with more than 2,000 employees and contract employees. Dow Chemical, including its subsidiaries, is the largest chemical company in Louisiana - employing more than 6,000 employees and contact employees and pumping more than $1 billion into the state's economy.