Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Westlake Chemical Corp: Touching Lives, Innovating the Future
Chemicals have become an integral part of how we live. Plastics and petrochemicals continue to make an impact in our daily lives. These products are used in various applications. One of the leading providers of these chemicals is Westlake Chemical Corporation.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company markets its products internationally. We may not directly see the products they produce but their offerings get to touch our lives every day. Westlake Chemical produces the raw ingredients used to create the tires we ride on, the plastics that keep our produce fresh and our meat in great condition; the molding on our doors and windows and even the pipes that transport clean and potable water. Through the years, the company has consistently shown innovation in their offerings. They have been a reliable partner in making a change to the lives of millions around the world.
The company is set to support the plastics, commodity chemicals and related markets for years to come. It has aligned its business practices to continue on supporting the global markets, while providing returns to their shareholders. Through their collaborative efforts with their business partners, Westlake Chemical is able to develop specialized products that would help meet the goals of their clients. More than 3,600 associates have been employed by the company to help their operations around the world. The company has 17 manufacturing plants in North America, 7 in Europe and 1 in China. The strategic locations of their offices also allow the company to immediately address the demands of the global markets.
Westlake Chemical is a Fortune 1000 company and is traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. Its common stocks are marketed under the ticker symbol WLK. It is also a component of the Russell 3000 Index and continues to generate more than $4.4 billion in annual revenue.