FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 27, 2020
KURARAY AMERICA, INC. STATEMENT ON IMPACT OF HURRICANE LAURA
HOUSTON – Officials with Kuraray America, Inc. (KAI) today confirmed none of its four Houston-area plants sustained any damage resulting from Hurricane Laura. Pre-storm precautions taken did not result in any product delays or shortages for customers. KAI will begin safely reopening and resuming production at its Bayport, La Porte, EVAL, and SEPTON plants.
“While our Houston-area team members were spared the brunt of the storm, our neighbors farther east of Houston, and especially into Louisiana, did not fare as well,” said Hitoshi Toyoura, president and CEO of KAI. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with them as they begin the immense task of clean-up and rebuilding their lives.”
On August 26, in advance of the storm’s landfall, KAI activated its emergency response plan and temporarily shut down the aforementioned plants. Only essential personnel remained on-site at the plants per emergency protocols. KAI attributes lessons learned from past weather events in creating the best possible action plan for securing the sites and all finished-goods inventories prior to the storm’s arrival.
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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Kuraray America, Inc.