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BASF Plans to Close Arkansas Manufacturing Plant

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The German chemicals firm will reportedly shutter its plant in West Memphis, AR by the end of 2022.

German chemicals firm BASF is moving to close down its manufacturing plant in West Memphis, AR, impacting 34 workers at the site, according to a report by television news station KAIT.

The company decided to shutter the facility because of the current market environment and a dip in demand for products made at the site. KAIT said BASF will relocate rheology modifiers and wetting agents to other production facilities.

Products manufactured at the site are used a wide range of applications, including industrial, paint, mining, plastics, energy, and municipal water treatment, a 2011 BASF press release noted.  

BASF expects to complete the decommissioning and demolition process by 2022.

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