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LyondellBasell Tuscola plant recognized with prestigious safety award

LyondellBasell Tuscola Plant today announced the company was awarded the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ (AFPM) 2020 Elite Gold Safety Award for industry-leading safety performance. 

Workplace safety is one of the Tuscola Plant’s highest priorities, driven by an unwavering commitment from its employees. Petrochemical plants honored with the Elite Gold Safety Award have demonstrated superior and consistent safety performance, program innovation and leadership.

“Receiving this distinction is possible because of the dedication and commitment of the men and women who work here at our Tuscola Plant,” said Aaron McKee, Site Manager. “We are proud and honored to be recognized, because it showcases that safety is at the forefront of everything we do.”

The AFPM Safety Awards Program is part of a comprehensive safety program developed to promote accident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. Winners were announced on April 26.

The LyondellBasell Tuscola Plant is one of five sites to be recognized with the AFPM Elite Gold Award. The other LyondellBasell facilities making the list include:

* Chocolate Bayou Polymers Plant, TX;

* Corpus Christi Operations, TX;

* Matagorda Complex, TX;

* Victoria Plant, TX

One LyondellBasell facility was honored with AFPM’s newest distinction, the Innovation Award. LyondellBasell’s Clinton Complex received this award for their continued engagement around process safety, including additional training around life-critical procedures. The AFPM Innovation Award recognizes petrochemical facilities, and their contractors which have unique and innovative programs or practices that effectively improve the site’s safety performance for either occupational or process safety. 

About LyondellBasell’s Tuscola Plant
The Tuscola plant employs around 100 people and occupies nearly 900 acres. The site produces ethyl alcohol, diethyl ether and specialty polymers. Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is used in many health care and personal product applications such as hair spray, capsule manufacturing, hand sanitizer, and pharmaceutical cleaning. Diethyl ether finds applications as a laboratory reagent solution, usage in chemical synthesis, as an ammunition drier, and starter fluid. The specialty polymers produced here include microfine powders used as additives in personal care products, lubricants, binding agents, water filtration systems, and moisture barriers.                                        

About LyondellBasell                                       
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world’s largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the fourth consecutive year. More information about LyondellBasell can be found at

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