Chevron Phillips plans for a major expansion in California, which will bring 500 full-time jobs to the area.

As part of the project, the firm will build an $8.5 billion factory in Orange County. 

Approximately 4,500 construction jobs are expected to be created during the facility’s completion.

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A Chevron official said that the chemicals company is seeking local talent.

It has picked an Orange County site for an “integrated polymers” plant in collaboration with QatarEnergy.

Chevron Vice President, Bryan Canfield said:  “The use of local talent is a must. Lamar has produced a lot of high-caliber employees.”

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The two corporations established a joint venture company, Golden Triangle Polymers Company, for the project.

While many people are enthusiastic about the new facility, some have expressed worries about increasing traffic in the region.

Mr Canfield said: “With Orange there is a lot of history there. We have been there since 1955, us and our predecessors, with a good demonstrative of being a good neighbor.”

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The new factory will convert ethane from natural gas liquids into ethylene, which is utilized in the majority of plastic products.

Administrative buildings would also be included in the plan.

With construction beginning immediately, company representatives expect that the new facility will be operational in 2026.

Source: 12NewsNow

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