GEISMAR, La.—BASF Corp. will invest $42 million in a new polyurethane systems house in Geismar, creating 22 new jobs and more than 160 construction jobs.
The house will blend polyurethane raw materials to deliver customized products to customers in the transportation, furniture and construction industries. Construction on the site is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2014.
Tom Yura, senior vice president and general manager of BASF's Geismar site, said the project further strengthens BASF's position as a leading supplier of chemistry for sustainable solutions. He added that the project demonstrates the company's commitment to the future growth in the region.
BASF, the North American affiliate of BASF S.E. in Ludwigshafen, Germany, now has 40 system houses in its global network.
BASF's manufacturing presence in Louisiana includes operations in Geismar, Zachary and Vidalia, employing nearly 2,000 in the state.