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Wanhua Chemical

One of the world’s largest and most innovative chemical companies specializing in the R&D, production and sales of polyurethane series products.

Industry:
Chemical/Petrochemicals

Services:
Site Selection

Investment Amount:
$1,120,000,000

Location:
Louisiana, USA

The Need

In 2014, Global Location Strategies was engaged to perform a site location search for a new chemical manufacturing facility employing up to 300 highly skilled personnel. The exotic site requirements included deep-water access, a robust pipeline network, and 800 plus acres.

The Solution

GLS identified over 20 site options and quickly eliminated seven sites that would not be able to accommodate all phases of future expansion. The balance were evaluated on cost, quality, and risk in comparative models with the finalist sites undergoing a business climate and labor analysis as well as technical site due diligence.

Wanhua announced their facility in Louisiana in April 2017. When in operation, the facility will create methylene biphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), a major chemical in foam and elastomers.  Production is scheduled to begin in 2020.