Eastman Texas Operations, located near Longview, Texas, manufactures over 40 major chemical and polymer products which are sold to customers worldwide. Total employment for the site is over 1,500, making it one of the largest employers in East Texas and one of the largest chemical facilities in the state of Texas.
The more than 40 chemical and polymer products produced are supplied to industrial customers for use in the manufacture of hundreds of consumer items that are essential to the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. Some of these products include automobile interiors, steering wheels, paints, tires, upholstery, food preservatives, adhesives, furniture, cosmetics and personal care items, pharmaceutical products, toys, soft drink bottles, printing inks, latex paint, fiberglass, toothbrushes, fabric and many other consumer and industrial products.
The Texas site has more than 200 buildings and 6,000 acres of land in Longview and approximately 300 acres at its underground storage facility near Tyler, Texas, where more than 250 million gallons of propane, ethane and chemical intermediates can be safely stored. Virtually all products are manufactured from two primary raw materials--propane and ethane, referred to as feedstock. The company is connected to its principal supply sources by seven pipelines, some of which are 200 miles long and extend to the Texas Gulf Coast. Eastman's production units are high-volume, continuous processes which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On average, the company ships nearly ten million pounds per day of chemical product to its customers worldwide.
Commitment to HSES
In 2012, Texas Operations' continual commitment to Responsible Care® via a variety of health, safety, environmental, and security programs was recognized with the following:
- American Chemistry Council’s (ACC’s) Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Award for distinction in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in 2011. The following project was recognized: ‘Fuel Reduction in Cracking Furnaces’
- Sustained Excellence in Caring for Texas from the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) in the large member company category which recognizes sustained efforts in the areas of Environmental, Emergency Response, and Community Outreach
- Distinguished Service Safety award from the TCC which recognizes chemical companies showing continual improvement in their injury frequency over time and for supporting on-going TCC efforts to promote safety in the Texas chemical industry and the State as a whole
Texas Operations continues to maintain OSHA VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) Star status which recognizes the site's on-going efforts in employee health and safety. The site has been a member of this voluntary program since 1994.
Texas Operations hosts and facilitates a 21-member Community Advisory Panel (CAP) which also includes membership from our three on-site tenant companies (Air Liquide; Flint Hills Resources; and Westlake Chemical), as well as a variety of interested citizens ranging from neighbors of the plant to students and conservationists. The CAP has been active since 1988.
Texas Operations employees participate extensively in civic, community and professional organizations throughout East Texas. The men and women of Eastman proudly assume the responsibility of caring citizens and will continue to devote their time, talent and energy as volunteers and civic leaders for the betterment of their community.