As of Saturday, August 26th, Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc. temporarily shut down its production at the Deer Park, Texas plant due to Tropical Storm Harvey. There has been no damage to Evonik’s assets, utilities, supplies or production capabilities.
The safe and systematic shutdown of Evonik’s Deer Park plant was necessary because of the heavy rainfall and associated nearby flooding. Weather has impacted all modes of transportation to and from the plant, and restrict the mobility of its employees, contractors and service providers. The shutdown of the plant and the transportation disruptions associated with the storm will likely lead to delays of some product shipments.
Evonik’s Deer Park operating personnel are unharmed and advised to stay safe during the storm. Safety of its employees, contractors and service providers is Evonik’s number one priority. Additionally, the company remains committed to do everything possible to maintain operational continuity and minimize service disruptions to its customers.
Evonik is closely monitoring the development of this storm and will issue updated information when the situation changes.
For more information, contact:
Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc.
Tel: +1 215 – 706 5825
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, high innovative prowess and an encouraging and trustful corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016, the enterprise generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.165 billion.
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