Officials of environmental and process catalyst manufacturing company BASF Corp. have announced the company's plans to make a $60 million capital investment to expand operations in Oconee County, South Carolina.
The investment will be used to fund new equipment and machinery.
“BASF’s global reach and cutting-edge innovation make it an international leader in the chemicals industry," Oconee County Council Chair Paul Cain said. "We graciously welcome this substantial investment from one of our wonderful corporate citizens who has found success in Oconee for more than 25 years. This investment is further confirmation that Oconee County’s workers and business environment are world-class, and we will continue to invest in infrastructure and programs that businesses need to be successful in an ever-changing world."
The specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metals refining facility at 554 Engelhard Dr., Seneca, employees 360 people. The plant produces solutions used to manufacture herbicides, plastics, pharmaceuticals, auto-emission catalysts and fertilizers.
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