A new Nalco facility in Garyville, La. will create 22 new jobs and lead to the creation of an estimated 167 new indirect jobs, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced in Louisiana last week.
These 22 good American jobs, dedicated to innovations that decontaminate wastewater, will pay $63,700 on average, plus benefits. As a whole, chemical industry employees earn approximately 46 percent more than the average manufacturing wage.
Gov. Jindal was joined in Garyville by Jim Seifert, executive vice president of Ecolab, which merged with Nalco late last year. In a news release, Seifert said:
For more than 40 years, the Garyville community has had a significant role in the growth of Nalco, and we are extremely proud of the products and results our local employees have produced. The new dry polymer facility further strengthens our relationship with the community and the State of Louisiana, and we look forward to opening this facility and providing our customers with another innovative product solution.
The $18.7 million investment will expand Nalco’s production of best-in-class dry polymer chemistry, which is used to remove contaminants from wastewater. This treatment process increases production efficiency in the paper industry and helps to recover minerals in the mining industry, according to the release.
To learn more about how Nalco is helping American businesses enhance their environmental performance, visit Nalco.com.