Methanex to conduct major job fair for Geismar facility

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Methanex Corporation, the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets, will conduct a job fair on Thursday, April 25 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The expo center is located at 9039 S. St. Landry Ave. in Gonzales, and LED FastStart® – the nation's top-ranked, state workforce development program – will support the event.

In July 2012, Methanex announced a final investment decision to proceed with the relocation of a 1 million-metric-ton methanol plant from Chile to Geismar, La. The company targets opening the Geismar plant by the end of 2014. Methanex selected Louisiana for its world-class infrastructure, skilled workers and positive, low-risk business environment. Since the final investment decision, Methanex has announced the hiring of Plant Manager Glynn Fontenot, Human Resources Manager Kristy DeBenedetto and Public Affairs Manager Meg Mahoney.

"We are very pleased to be part of the Geismar, Louisiana, community and look forward to finding talented and dedicated individuals to join our team," Fontenot said.

The job fair targets employees with skills and experience in the following fields: administration; engineering and technical services; environment, health and safety; finance; human resources; information technology; maintenance; operations; and procurement.

The company plans to hire approximately 130 permanent, full-time, skilled employees at the Geismar site in the next several months. Methanex fosters a safe and healthy work environment for employees and contractors, and the company attracts and retains talented employees by focusing on continuous improvement, teamwork and ongoing learning and by recognizing success. To learn more, visit www.methanex.com/geismar.

About Methanex

Methanex is a publicly traded company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets. Methanex shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol, MX; on the Nasdaq Global Market in the U.S. under the trading symbol, MEOH; and on the Foreign Securities Market of the Santiago Stock Exchange in Chile under the trading symbol, Methanex. For more about Methanex, visit www.methanex.com.