|Olin’s Tracy plant was established in 1971. The plant sits on more than 15 acres of land just off Banta Road, east of Tracy. The Tracy plant is one of Olin’s bleach production facilities.
||26700 South Banta Road
Tracy, CA 95304
||Banta Road just east of Tracy
|Product End Uses:
||Water treatment and household cleaners
|Annual Local Expenditures:
|Annual Local Taxes||$68,000
Located on Banta Road just outside Tracy, a former railroad hub, the plant began operating in 1971. In August 2007, the Tracy plant became part of the Olin family. Olin’s Tracy plant is a major producer of bleach, which plays a crucial role in food processing, water treatment and life-saving disinfectants that help protect our food from the farm to the fork.
We contribute to the local economy
26 full-time employees come to work at Olin’s Tracy plant every day. Olin spends almost $1.0 million a year with local businesses, purchasing goods and services that support some 58 local jobs. Olin also pays annual taxes — taxes that go to schools, to community services and development, and to those in need. In the end, however, it's people that make the difference.
We’re responsible to the community
As a corporate neighbor, it’s important that we add value to life in Tracy. Adding value means giving of ourselves to charitable and worthwhile efforts in the community, whether it’s creating them or contributing to them.
Our employees volunteer for a number of worthwhile organizations in the community. As a plant, we contribute financially to several important causes, including the Boys & Girls Club of Tracy, which provides after-school support to more than 700 children; McHenry House, which gives shelter and assistance to families while they rebuild their lives; and Brighter Christmas, which provides food and small gifts to more than 1,000 families in hardship.
Tracy is a great place to live
Tracy is a growing community of nearly 85,000 people in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. It’s just 60 miles from San Francisco. "Tracy is a railroad town; brakemen eat surly meals in diners by the tracks. Trains howl away across the valley. The sun goes down long and red." That’s how Jack Kerouac summed up the this city. It sprung from the new line of the Central Pacific Railroad on September 8, 1878. Today, this dusty farming and railroad town has become a vibrant, growing suburban community.
Tracy has built on its roots as a railroad town to become a major distribution center for northern California manufacturers, retailers, and food suppliers. The Altamont Commuter Express line helps residents enjoy life in Tracy while working in well-paid jobs in Silicon Valley.
The town is safe, friendly and offers a number of beautiful parks and open spaces. It is well-positioned for travel to a variety of desirable destinations, including San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento; Lake Tahoe; Yosemite National Park; and the Napa Valley wine area.
Safety is one of our most important products
One of our main goals at the Tracy plant is a safe working and living environment for our people and their families and our neighbors. Olin takes precautions to ensure that no employee or community resident is ever put at risk.
Over the past four years, Olin Tracy has invested almost $4 million in plant improvements. These investments have helped to improve the safety of our operations and the quality of our products.
We’ve been awarded for our efforts
That kind of performance has led to a number of environmental and safety awards, like the Chlorine Institute’s Award of Merit, which the plant received for working extensive employee hours without one incident. Olin’s Tracy plant has a good safety record, and we plan to keep it that way.