FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2020
KURARAY AMERICA, INC. STATEMENT ON IMPENDING IMPACTS OF HURRICANE LAURA
HOUSTON – Officials with Kuraray America, Inc. (KAI) have confirmed the company will temporarily shut down its Houston-area facilities effective at 5 a.m. CDT on August 26 due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Laura potentially along the Texas Gulf Coast. The closures include the Bayport, La Porte, EVAL, and SEPTON Plants. Only essential personnel are on-site at the plants per emergency procedure. These plants will be closed for at least 36 hours, but this period could be extended if hazardous conditions persist.
“Our first priority is ensuring the safety of our employees and contractors in the Houston area,” said Hitoshi Toyoura, president and CEO of KAI. “Our thoughts go out to all of them as they prepare their homes for the storm’s arrival and evacuate to safety, if necessary.”
Kuraray America, Inc. is fully cooperating with all local authorities and emergency response teams and will provide additional information as it becomes available. Employees are reminded to monitor internal communications for up-to-date information on operations.
For updates, please visit www.kuraray.us.com.
Founded in 1926, Kuraray is a world leader in performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, including resins, chemicals, fibers and textiles. The Japan-based company operates in 31 countries and regions around the world, including Kuraray America, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston, TX. For more information, visit www.kuraray.us.com.
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