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Americas Styrenics Receives “Best in Louisiana” Award

The Woodlands, Texas - October 25, 2013 – Americas Styrenics (AmSty) is once again the winner of the Louisiana Chemical Association’s “Best in Louisiana” Award for Safety and Environmental Excellence.  The announcement was made today at the LCA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

 “This is the second year in a row we have been recognized with this award among our category of plants having 101-200 employees,” said Steve Koontz, Site Leader for AmSty’s St. James Plant.  “We have worked very hard to maintain an excellent safety and environmental record at this facility, and we consider this commitment our highest priority.  We’re a proud member of this community, and a great place to work.”

“Along with back-to-back wins of this prestigious award, the St. James team is setting a great example for other AmSty facilities and the industry in general having gone over three years and 2 million hours without a recordable injury,” said Brad Crocker, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “I’m exceptionally proud of the team and look forward carrying their practices forward as we focus on delivering this type of environmental and safety performance throughout AmSty.” 

AmSty’s St. James facility has been in operation since 1971 producing styrene monomer, used primarily as a feedstock for polystyrene.  The facility is one of the largest of its kind in the world, and through the years has received numerous safety and environmental awards and certifications, including recognition  as an OSHA VPP Star Site each year dating back to 2000.

About Americas Styrenics
Americas Styrenics is the among the largest integrated producers of polystyrene and styrene monomer in the Western Hemisphere, offering solutions and services to customers in a variety of markets throughout the Americas. Formed on May 1, 2008, it is a joint venture equally owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and Styron, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. 

About Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins.  With approximately 5,000 employees, the LLC and its affiliates own more than $9 billion in assets, including 38 manufacturing and research facilities in eight countries. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC is equally owned by Chevron U.S.A. Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and by wholly-owned subsidiaries of Phillips 66, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit

About Styron
Styron is a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, dedicated to collaborating with customers to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions. Styron's technology is used by customers in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. Styron had approximately USD 5.5 billion in revenue in 2012, with 20 manufacturing sites around the world, and 2100 employees. For more information, visit