ExxonMobil begins production on new polyethylene line at Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant

ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced Tuesday, Oct. 17 that it has commenced production on the first of two new 650,000 tons-per-year high-performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu.

Sasol hires 500th employee to support Southwest Louisiana mega project and announces additional jobs to come

Sasol announced Wednesday, Oct. 11, that the company hired its 500th employee for its $11 billion ethane cracker and derivatives project in Calcasieu Parish and expects to hire at least an additional 200 employees over the next two years to support its new operations, resulting in 700 new jobs.

Texas Land Commissioner visits the Port of Beaumont

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush visited the Port of Beaumont Wednesday, Aug. 16 to tour the Port of Beaumont with Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick and Port Director Chris Fisher.

“The Port of Beaumont is always appreciative of elected officials who take the time to visit our great region. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush recognizes that the Port and Southeast Texas are vital components to the economic success of not only Texas, but the nation,” Port of Beaumont Director Chris Fisher said.

U.S. Army conducts largest military exercise in Port of Beaumont’s history

The month of August at the Port of Beaumont brought with it the largest military exercise in the port’s history.

The exercise was performed by the 842nd Transportation Battalion, which manages the deployment of Department of Defense (DoD) cargo throughout the central United States and is headquartered at the port.