Olin Chlor Akali Logistics
Operating strategically-located sites throughout the world, Olin’s chlor alkali global footprint, aligned with targeted applications, reliably delivers its products to customers worldwide.
McIntosh is a small town whose residents enjoy afternoon softball games, family picnics and long, neighborly conversations on the porch with friends. Yet it’s just a short distance from Mobile, which offers a wide variety of cultural attractions, including the Mobile Symphony, the Ballet and Theatre Guild, and Bellingrath Gardens, a floral paradise and home to the Southern Belle riverboat. The beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are also nearby.
The plant is among the largest in the Olin Chlor Alkali system, and the company continues to invest in it. In recent years, for example, Olin bought out the interests of a joint venture partner in Sunbelt, whose chlor alkali manufacturing facilities were already located at the plant site. Olin also chose McIntosh as one of three plants to invest in for manufacturing HyPure® Bleach.
Olin McIntosh works hard at being a good employer and a responsible neighbor. The plant is the third-largest contributor to United Way for Southwest Alabama. It also supports education in McIntosh Community schools. Property donated by the plant was converted to a beautiful walking trail and a boat landing. The plant supports the McIntosh Area Betterment Association, an organization that provides funding for worthwhile projects, such as the community center, the public library, the fire department and the rescue squad. Olin McIntosh also funds an annual two-year scholarship to Alabama Southern Community College. Many employees work as volunteers supporting such organizations and programs as United Way, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Little League, Sheriff’s Reserve, and Relay for Life.
The city of Santa Fe Springs got its name in the 1800s when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad came to town. The old No. 870 steam engine sits in Heritage Park. The city’s founding was a sign of progress in this once rural setting, which was encircled by large citrus groves.
Today, Santa Fe Springs is a planned community with 100 acres of recreation space, 19 parks, and mile upon mile of green belts and parkways. About 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, it is home to 18,000 full-time residents and more than 90,000 business residents. At one time, it was home to one of the largest drive-in theaters in the country, with a capacity to hold more than 1,000 cars.
The plant, which sits on 4.4 acres, began operation in 1973. It benefits from the extensive freight rail service coming into Santa Fe Springs.
As a corporate neighbor, it’s important that we add value to life in Santa Fe Springs. Adding value means giving of ourselves to worthwhile efforts in the community, whether it’s creating them or contributing to them. Olin Santa Fe Springs has monthly meetings and conducts a number of drills and safety exercises with the local fire department and emergency responders.
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 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.
Located on Banta Road just outside Tracy, a former railroad hub, the plant began operating in 1971. It 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.
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.
Augusta is known as the home of the Masters Golf Tournament and soul legend James Brown. With a population of 200,000, it’s the second-largest metropolitan area in Georgia. It offers a strong array of cultural institutions and recreational activities, including the 1,600-seat Jessye Norman Riverfront Amphitheatre; the Augusta Opera, Ballet and Symphony; and the Morris Museum of Art. There are more than 1,230 miles of shoreline to enjoy on the Clarks Hill Reservoir— second-largest lake east of the Mississippi.
The city also has a strong manufacturing base, including pulp and paper manufacturers, chemical companies, and consumer product manufacturers. Olin’s plant in Augusta converted in recent years from a full chlor alkali manufacturer to a facility that makes only bleach. The plant is well located to serve major bleach users throughout the Southeast.
Augusta is also home to the largest terminal operation in Olin’s system. Products distributed from this terminal include hydrochloric acid as well as membrane and diaphragm caustic soda.
Olin Augusta strives to be a responsible employer and a good neighbor. The plant is committed to employee safety and community involvement. Olin works with a number of charitable organizations in Augusta, such as Children’s Miracle Network; the United Way; the National Audubon Society; and the Southeast Natural Sciences Academy’s Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, an 1,100-acre nature preserve on the outskirts of Augusta.
Dow came to Louisiana in 1956, drawn by the state’s abundant natural resources, excellent transportation network, deep water port, easy access to the Mississippi River, skilled workforce and available land. Chlorine production at Plaquemine began with the startup of the Chlorine 1 facility in 1958.
The chlor alkali vinyl assets at Plaquemine are composed of one chlor alkali facility, one ethylene dichloride facility and other supporting assets. Olin Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls acquired these assets in 2015.
Founded by the Acadians in the 1700s, St. Gabriel is the perfect place for comfortable, country-style living. The city is just 12 miles southeast of the thriving capital city of Baton Rouge and only 70 short miles from the home of the nation’s Mardi Gras, New Orleans. Hence, the city’s motto, “No matter where you’re going, you can get there from St. Gabriel.” Located on the east side of the Mississippi River, St. Gabriel’s population is around 6,700 people.
The nearby city of Baton Rouge is home to exceptional Creole and Cajun cuisine. Baton Rouge’s rich, cultural traditions are reflected in its music, zydeco, blues and Cajun, and its unique attractions like the stately plantation homes, the ancient Indian mounds, the legendary riverfront and the fascinating Arts & Science Center, where you can fly a simulated space mission.
The plant began operations in 1970. It has pipeline access to the largest non-integrated, chlorine-consuming complex in North America, and that is a big benefit to the local economy.
One of our most important community efforts is our support of local education and schools. Some employees also work with the volunteer fire department and rescue organizations in the local area to respond to emergencies. Olin contributes to other charitable organizations like the United Way and the American Red Cross. We encourage our employees to volunteer their time and effort to these and other worthwhile organizations.
Henderson – just next door to Las Vegas, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead – is known for its premier master-planned communities, outstanding parks and recreation facilities, and cultural arts programs and amenities. It is home to more than 270,000 residents.
The plant has benefited from major investments by Olin in recent years. A new system has been installed to manufacture HyPure® Bleach, and hydrochloric acid production also has been expanded. These products, and several others manufactured at Henderson, serve municipal water and waste water treatment markets throughout much of California and the Southwest.
Olin Henderson works hard to be a good employer and a responsible neighbor. For example, we give of ourselves to charitable and worthwhile efforts in the community, whether it’s creating them or contributing to them. One of Olin Henderson’s most important community efforts is our support of local education and schools in the area. We support the Robert Taylor Elementary School and the McCaw School of Mines, an interactive exhibit that teaches grade school children about the importance of mining in Nevada. Olin is an active member in the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson Development Association. Olin and its employees also provide support to the local Salvation Army.
Life in Niagara Falls is a study in contrasts. You can take an afternoon stroll through lush apple orchards found throughout the Niagara landscape and that evening visit one of the city’s bustling nightspots. Then again, maybe it’s an evening of entertainment at the historic Riviera Theatre, complete with music from the Mighty Wurlitzer organ.
Anglers enjoy world-class, year-round sport fishing. Other people like to shop in one of the storybook towns and villages surrounding Niagara. Buffalo, which is less than 30 minutes away, offers professional sports like Buffalo Bills football or Bisons baseball, plus the Sabres hockey team. Toronto, also a short drive away, is another popular destination for Niagara natives.
Olin Niagara Falls is the oldest plant in the Olin Chlor Alkali System. Electricity is a major raw material in the production of chlor alkali products, and Niagara Falls offers low-cost, hydroelectric power for the plant’s use.
As a corporate neighbor, it’s important that we add value to life in Niagara Falls. Adding value means giving of ourselves to charitable and worthwhile efforts in the community, whether it’s creating them or contributing to them. One of our most important efforts is our support of education in Niagara Falls community schools. We’ve adopted Cataract Elementary School. We also work with United Way, the Police Athletic League (PAL), the Chamber of Commerce, the Community Mission and the American Red Cross.
Bécancour lies between Montreal and Quebec City on the St. Lawrence Seaway. It is one of Olin Chlor Alkali’s largest facilities, and it benefits from the abundance of low-cost hydroelectric power available in the area.
Becancour is home to about 12,500 residents and is located at the confluence of the Becancour and St. Lawrence rivers. The town is the result of a merger of 11 rural municipalities, and it covers a vast expanse of incredibly beautiful territory.
Quebec’s network of more than 108,000 miles of fresh water bodies and more than 35 parks and nature preserves allows endless possibilities for adventure and exploration. The town is only a short distance from water and mountain sports. There are also numerous festivals for film, jazz and comedy nearby.
Olin Bécancour works hard at being a responsible employer and a good neighbor. It is a major supporter of Community Radio, and its employees volunteer with a number of worthwhile organizations.
Charleston is 30 miles north of Chattanooga, which offers numerous entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities, including an amazing aquarium, a zoo, an art museum and the annual Riverbend Music Festival. Other major cities – Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta and Birmingham – are only a few hours away, so it’s easy to attend concerts, enjoy fine dining and be part of the crowd at major-league football, baseball, basketball, and hockey events.
The town sits in Bradley County, one of the fastest-growing counties in Tennessee. It is near rivers and streams that make for great fishing and white-water rafting. Charleston is also 10 miles from Cleveland, Tenn., which is the headquarters of Olin Chlor Alkali Products.
In 2012, Olin Charleston completed its conversion to state-of-the-art membrane cell technology. This technology is used to make chlorine, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, potassium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen.
Olin Charleston strives to be a good employer and a responsible neighbor. The plant is a large contributor to and supporter of the United Way in Bradley and McMinn counties and Greater Chattanooga. It contributes to the American Cancer Society, Keep America Beautiful, Relay for Life and Junior Achievement. It also has created strong partnerships with Cleveland State Community College, Lee University and Charleston Elementary School. In conjunction with the Cleveland/ Bradley Chamber of Commerce, it supports programs like Teachers Academy, Job Shadowing and Workforce Initiative.
Freeport began as the original location of Dow’s U.S. Gulf Coast presence in the 1940s. The site was selected because of its strategic proximity to seawater, natural gas reserves and salt domes, and access to a large harbor that provides waterway loading and procurement capability. Chlor alkali production began at the site in 1944, with brine mining and hydrocarbon operations at nearby Stratton Ridge commencing in 1948. Today, Freeport is Olin’s largest chlor alkali vinyl site.
The chlor alkali vinyl assets with the Freeport complex are composed of four chlor alkali facilities, five ethylene dichloride facilities, one vinyl chloride monomer facility, and a number of other supporting site assets.