LyondellBasell Celebrates 25 years in Jackson
JACKSON, Tenn. – LyondellBasell celebrated 25 years of operation in Tennessee with officials from around the state on Friday morning.
Mayors representing the city of Jackson and Madison County signed a proclamation declaring “LyondellBasell Day,” a first-of-its-kind achievement for the plant.
The Jackson facility combines polypropylene resin with other materials that its customers use to make automotive parts including bumpers, grilles, instrument panels and airbag covers. More than 100 employees work at the plant, which has six production lines.
“We’re working to create the best environment for creating jobs,” said Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris. “We are excited about what LyondellBasell has brought to Jackson and West Tennessee, and we look forward to continued success and partnership with the community.”
"LyondellBasell has been an outstanding asset to our community," said City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist. "We will continue to support them as they grow in Jackson."
The site was also honored with recognition letters by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., as well as State Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) who presented the site with a state proclamation.
“This is a tremendous honor not only for LyondellBasell but also for everyone who works at our site,” said Jackson Site Manager Rebecca White. “It is extremely gratifying to know we are appreciated in the city we have called home for a quarter of a century.”
The Jackson employees are active in the community, including volunteering at the local YMCA, participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Madison County event as well as serving on the boards of several organizations.
“It is not just about business. It is also about community for us,” said White. “While we celebrate this distinction we also pledge this kind of dedication to our neighbors as well.”