Southwest Louisiana resin plant shuts down


CertainTeed’s resin manufacturing plant in Westlake closed last week after more than 40 years of operation, The American Press reports.

The plant employed 50 employees, who remain on active status through March of 2019.
Lisa Miree-Luke, CertainTeed manager of internal and human resources communications, told The American Press that high market competition was the main reason the plant was closed.

“Long-term raw material supply options were no longer economically viable to allow Lake Charles to continue to supply resin to our plants,” she said.

The company is severance packages for all affected employees. Other PVC resin suppliers will supply CertainTeed’s siding, fence, deck and rail production. The American Press has the full story.