The site was established in 1973 with the construction of the original benzoic acid testing unit. In 1983 construction began of the current site as we know it. In 1986 the benzoic acid plant began production and Eastman acquired the site from Genovique Specialties AS, in 2010. The key products produced are benzoic acid, sodium benzoate and plasticizers. The product end uses are found in food and beverages, cosmetics, feed additives, floor coverings and window sealings.