Methanex to bring over 1,000 jobs to Ascension Parish

Methanex to bring over 1,000 jobs to Ascension Parish

POSTED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:04pm

 A Canada-based company is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in a part of Ascension Parish, and with that comes more than 1,000 jobs.

Methanex announced today they're relocating a methanol production plant from Chile to Geismar.

Methanol is used in things like windshield washer fluid, plastic bottles, and even paint.

The plant will bring 130 new jobs to the area, but it's expected to result in almost 1,000 new indirect jobs.

Workers could be hired by the end of this year. 

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