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    LACC is a joint venture between Axiall Corporation and Lotte Chemical Company. It was developed to bring together and utilize the unique talents of these two companies, much like Axiall’s leveraging of the combined strengths of Georgia Gulf Corporation and the PPG Chemicals division.

    We believe Axiall and Lotte will have a great and enduring partnership, and it is starting in Southwest Louisiana.

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    Axiall Corporation 

    Axiall is already a proud employer of more than 1,600 people in Louisiana, and we view the communities where we live and work as key business partners.  Our two existing plant sites in Lake Charles are well established, and we are actively involved in the local community. We always want to keep you informed of our progress.

    The LACC facility, upon construction completion, will produce two billion pounds of ethylene per year. Ethylene is a colorless, odorless gas, and is the most widely used organic building block compound in the chemical industry. Ethylene production is energy-intensive, so heat recovery and well-designed steam usage are important aspects of attaining higher efficiencies and lower costs.

    The ethylene produced at LACC will provide nearly half of the total ethylene used by Axiall for its existing manufacturing facilities.

    Lotte Chemical Corporation

    The vast majority of Lotte's share of the LACC-produced ethylene will be consumed by the new mono-ethylyne glycol (MEG) plant. A small remaining portion is expected to be sold via pipeline to third parties.

    MEG is used to make antifreeze and engine coolant, polyester fibers - which can then be made into polyester and fleece fabrics -upholstery, carpets, pillows, and food-grade and general-purpose bottles. 

    An independent economic evaluation indicated that the combined ethylene and MEG project will generate about 2,000 temporary construction jobs, 1,500 new indirect jobs in the community and 200 new, permanent jobs at the plants. These jobs are in addition to the 1,600 provided in existing Axiall facilities in Louisiana.

    Our commitment to the environment is already apparent and is a key design aspect addressed in our front-end engineering and design (FEED) study, which is currently underway. In addition, LACC filed for a 404 wetlands permit application in March 2014 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Information included in the permit application demonstrates the significant measures taken to minimize and avoid impact to wetlands and the environment.

    We expect to create more than twice the amount of wetlands that are unavoidably affected by this project. Similarly, LACC expects to submit PSD and Title V air permits to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. These are part of the mandated public outreach to directly involve the community in the permit decision-making process. Each permit process allows at least 30 days for public comment from the date of its newspaper publication announcement.

    To learn more, please visit the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality website.