Jindal welcomes Huntsman's expansion in Geismar

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke today in Geismar as the Huntsman Corporation announced plans to build a $78 million expansion at their Geismar chemical facility.

State economic officials said the expansion will create 17 new direct jobs and 60 indirect jobs, and it will retain the 397 existing jobs at the plant.

The state offered Huntsman a $1.5 million modernization credit to build at the location and said they're expected to take advantage of Louisiana's Industrial Tax Exemption Program.

The plant produces a chemical used in polyurethanes, which are part of car seats, furniture and insulation products.