Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc. temporarily shut down its production in Deer Park, Texas on Saturday, August 26th, due to Tropical Storm Harvey. We are pleased to announce that the plant resumed full operations on Tuesday, September 5th.
The plant did not experience any water damage to tanks, rail cars or inventories. All equipment and utilities are functional. Our internal and third party drumming and warehouse operations have not been damaged, and are also fully operational.
We continue to communicate with our suppliers to determine their ability to deliver expected levels of raw materials and services, and verify that the announcement of sales controls and force majeure conditions will not impact our raw material supplies.
Thanks to all that have expressed concerns and offered support during this challenging time. We commend the performance of Evonik’s Deer Park staff for their dedication and professional response to this event.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, high innovative prowess and an encouraging and trustful corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016, the enterprise generated sales of around €12.7 billion.
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