Formosa Plastics Point Comfort

Formosa's 1,600 acre petrochemical complex, on the Gulf Coast between Corpus Christi and Houston, is one of the more recently constructed and largest petrochemical plants to be made in the nation. After the initial VCM/PVC plant went online in 1983, around $3billion more has been spent expanding the site in the 1990s and 2000s. The site now has 18 production units, making many common plastics and feedstocks including LLDPE, HDPE, Chlor-alkali, ethylene dichloride, and polypropylene. At full capacity, the plant employs over 2,000 people. Formosa, a privately held company based in New Jersey, has two other plants in the USA, at Delaware City, Delaware and in baton Rouge, Louisiana. The company is a unit of the Formosa Plastics Group of Taiwan, which employs over 94,000 people in plastics production worldwide. Across from the Formosa Plant in Point Comfort is a massive Alcoa alumina plant.