BASF completes $270 million expansion of Beaumont facility, launches new product

A new multimillion-dollar investment by BASF will provide an herbicidal solution for crop growers and, at the same time, contribute to the economic development of Southeast Texas.
Tuesday, March 21, BASF held a ribbon cutting to announce completion of the expansion of its Beaumont facility, the only dicamba manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Dicamba, an herbicide that controls annual and perennial rose weeds in grain crops and highlands, is used to control brush and bracken in pastures, as well as legumes and cacti. It kills broadleaf weeds before and after they sprout.

Congressmen Brian Babin and Randy Weber meet with area plant managers

Plant managers and representatives from Huntsman, ExxonMobil, BASF, DuPont and other industrial facilities attended a private meeting with U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14) on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the International Safety Training Council (ISTC) conference center in Beaumont.

The two politicians took part in a discussion with plant managers regarding a variety of issues including environmental regulations, national security, and transportation improvements. General Counsel for ISTC John Durkay facilitated the meeting.