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KAYE BENHAM, Editorial Director

With over 22 years of experience in the chemicals and polymer industry and a black belt in Six Sigma, Site Director Stephen French is well-suited to serve as "mayor" of Ascend Performance Materials' Decatur, Alabama, facility. more

Oct 2, 2017 6:13 AM Plant Management & Operations

Plant Manager Wayne McDowell and his team at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP's Sweeny/Old Ocean Facilities had a banner safety year in 2016 and have additional milestones to celebrate this year with an expansion starting up. more

Jun 1, 2017 7:30 AM Plant Management & Operations

"The future of our industry rests on new value-add innovations. Enabling our customers to further develop their business allows Lubrizol to expand." more

Mar 1, 2017 8:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 net new jobs in November and has now added jobs for three consecutive months, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by ABC. more

Feb 6, 2017 11:17 AM Maintenance & Reliability

ABC has released its annual update to “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard,” which reviews and grades state-specific policies and information significant to the success of the commercial and industrial construction industry. more

Feb 6, 2017 11:07 AM Maintenance & Reliability

The importance of innovation in the energy industry, especially in a down energy economy, was discussed at the recent LAGCOE Education & Innovation Summit in Lafayette, Louisiana. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Training & Human Resources

As executive vice president and CEO of the National Insulation Association (NIA), Michele Jones is driven by the respect she has for the industry and its membership. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Tanks/Terminals/Storage

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In one decade, Arkema Inc. has almost totally transformed itself into an innovative, agile, global chemical producer with a regionally balanced portfolio, providing specialty chemicals and advanced materials,” said Brian Wilson, plant manager of Arke more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Maintenance & Reliability

Great things are happening at Huntsman Port Neches Operations. The team has earned an exceptional safety record, and the site’s new ethylene oxide unit is on line and operating successfully. Site Director Chad Anderson is excited about the future as more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lifting & Transport

Stacy Putman was recently recognized with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

Ed Dineen leads with experience, which has taught him this: “Don’t accept the status quo; constantly look at how it can be done better.” more

May 1, 2016 12:34 PM Chemical Processing

After achieving their best safety performance ever in 2014, Michael Gilbert and the Chevron Phillips Chemical Pasadena Plastics Complex team joined the best of the best in industry safety in 2015 as an OSHA VPP Star site. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

Mitch Krutilek hit the ground running when he joined Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) Cedar Bayou as plant manager last January. The site was already engaged in its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project to build an ethane cracker. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

NextOp’s goal for 2015 was to place 150 veterans into energy and construction careers, and with 117 veterans placed at press time, the program was well on its way to another success. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Training & Human Resources

In 2006, Frank Cortez transferred from an Air Liquide Cogen Facility in Texas to the Air Liquide Geismar Cogen as plant manager. more

Sep 1, 2015 10:14 AM Plant Management & Operations

With the rebirth of the energy industry in Texas and across the U.S., the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery is enjoying unprecedented growth. At the helm is General Manager Willie Tempton Jr. more

Feb 1, 2015 6:00 AM Downstream

On Jan. 1, 2011, Baby Boomers began turning 65 years old, and we started losing 12,000 workers every day to retirement. “Most leaders don’t realize this is going on and is real,” said John Grubbs, an ... more

Dec 1, 2014 6:00 AM Training & Human Resources

Eastman Chemical Co.’s Kingsport, Tenn., site serves as the company’s primary manufacturing site and company headquarters. With nearly 10,000 employees and contractors working in more than 550 buildin... more

May 1, 2014 5:00 AM Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

From his first job hoeing weeds in hot cotton fields to his college days working summers in the oil fields of West Texas laying pipe and cleaning out tank sludge to his current days of leading a refinery, Mark Northcutt has always put in an honest day’s work. more

Mar 31, 2014 7:54 PM Downstream

In a manufacturing environment, every piece is integral to the puzzle. Every person in every department on every unit must know and execute their role in the safe and successful operation. “As a refin... more

Dec 1, 2013 4:37 PM Plant Management & Operations