Strategically located across the United States
- Augusta, GA: Production site
- Baytown, TX: Largest production site in North America
- Channelview, TX: Production site
- Deerfield, MA: Production site
- East Providence, RI: Production site
- Elgin, IL: Main office and R&D; Pilot plant for energy cure materials
- Frankfort, IN: Production site
- New Martinsville, WV: Production site
- Newark, OH: Polycarbonate compounding facility and regional Color Competence + Design Center
- Pittsburgh, PA: North American Headquarters; R&D, sales, support and administration
- South Charleston, WV: Production site
- Washington, D.C.: Legislative affairs office
- Wilmington, MA: Offices, R&D and production site
Information about our major production and research sites in other regions around the world is available through the Covestro global corporate website.
- Founded in 1971
- More than 1000 employees
- Doubled production capacities within five years
Largest plant in North and Central America
From its lush green surroundings to the friendly Texas welcome by its 1000-plus employees, entering Covestro’s largest North American manufacturing site is like walking into a friend’s home.
The friendly atmosphere, comradery and teamwork of its workforce go hand in hand with the site’s commitment to enhance the community where employees live and work. Through employee volunteerism, the company has continued its support of community improvement initiatives since the first units were completed in 1971.
In an area rich with industrial history, with a number of petrochemical and refining facilities as neighbors, the site’s roots in industry extend back to well before ground-breaking began. This thriving industrial landmark, 25 miles (40 km) east of downtown Houston, sits on top of what used to be a huge rice field, which later became the subject of oil exploration after a strike was made at nearby Tabbs Bay in 1908.
Construction on the current facility began in 1970. Between 1996 and 2001, the company doubled its manufacturing capacity with what was then its largest-ever capital expansion of $1.4 billion. Additional investments were made to improve energy efficiencies, minimize waste and reduce natural resource utilization, including a project saving 800,000 tons per year of greenhouse gases.
8500 West Bay Road
Baytown, Texas 77523
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