Issue Date: April 3, 2017
Resorcinol plant to close
Indspec Chemical, the only U.S. producer of the chemical intermediate resorcinol, has ceased production of resorcinol and related products at its Petrolia, Pa., facility and will close the plant on July 31. About 220 workers are affected. Plant Manager Andre Salameh says employees tried to improve the plant’s viability in recent years but couldn’t overcome marketplace oversupply and a less-efficient manufacturing process than that of global competitors. Indspec, a unit of Occidental Chemical, produces resorcinol . . .
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