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St. James, Louisiana

Located 38 miles south of downtown Baton Rouge and 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, near the town of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The St. James, Louisiana, Americas Styrenics plant was originally owned by Gulf Oil Chemical Company and has been in operation since 1971. In 1977, the plant was expanded to a 600-MM pound a year capacity and modernized to reduce energy consumption by 20% in 1985. The facility was again expanded in 1991 and its capacity increased to 1.7 billion pounds a year while lowering overall environmental emissions. In 2002, the styrene plant completed a multi-million dollar capacity increase and modernization. The plant was ISO 9000:2000 certified in 1994 and was recertified in 2006.

Physical Address:
9901 Highway 18
St. James, LA 70086

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 610
Vacherie, LA  70090



OSHA Region VI VPP Stars Among Stars and Star of Excellence - 2002, 2017, OSHA Region VI Administrator’s Award for Safety and Health Excellence - 2002, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2017, ACC Responsible Care Employee Health & Safety Code Certificate of Honor - 2002, NPRA Achievement Award, 2002 – 2003 NPRA Gold and Merit Awards, Chevron Phillips Chemical Safety Excellence Award - 2002, NPRA Achievement Award - 2003, Union Pacific “Pinnacle” Award - 2003, 2007, OSHA VPP Star of Stars Award - 2004, NPRA Merit Award - 2005-2006, Chevron Phillips Chemical Environmental Excellence Awards 2006 - 2007, OSHA VPP STAR site recertification (VPP STAR site since 1997) - 2000, NPRA Merit Award - 2000, OSHA VPP Super Star Among Stars - 2001.

Products Produced:
Styrene Monomer

Aromatic monomer produced from benzene and ethylene and used as a feedstock polystyrene and KResin® SBC production. Also used to produce a wide variety of polymers with very diverse end-uses that include packaging, automotive applications, electronic parts, rubber products, paper, housewares, construction materials, carpeting and toys.