CHANNELVIEW, Texas – Feb. 14, 2018 -The Channelview Complex of LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today opened the doors to a new, state-of-the-art administration building. The site began construction of the $70 million, 96,347 square foot building last year as part of ongoing safety enhancements for the complex.
Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman and several other local community leaders and residents joined LyondellBasell employees and Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing Dan Coombs to celebrate the opening of the three-story building during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“This building investment represents our commitment to putting safety first in everything we do,” said Coombs. “As a company, we are always seeking ways we can improve the safety of our sites. This building, with its enhanced safety features and new location, showcases our continued focus on this effort.”
The new building is located away from operating units and features a number of safety and work enhancements for the site, including on-site security, security card-access to offices and improved fire suppression systems. It also has an on-site Health Center and a room for new mothers.
In addition to relocating the administration building, the site also moved the operations control room for the north plant and maintenance department to the new campus.
Kim Foley, Channelview Complex site manager, remarked, “This project creates a safe environment for our employees, contractors and visitors as well as improves the process safety of our site by relocating our control rooms and other critical functions.”
The building will house over 300 employees and contractors including site management, human resources, accounting, process safety, operations, engineering and medical personnel. Employees at the complex will have access to a workout facility and gymnasium as well as a newly renovated meeting and event venue located next to the new administration building.
“I am pleased to share in this celebration with LyondellBasell. This is another example of the ongoing investments they are making in the Houston area,” said Commissioner Jack Morman. “This new building represents more than just bricks and mortar, it represents a better approach to safety at our industrial facilities.”