Responding to the Community

As part of its evaluation of sites for the proposed facility, Shintech requested community input to help determine which location would be most appropriate for construction of the facility. Shintech hosted three two-hour public meetings for interested individuals to learn more about what Shintech was considering and to ask questions of company representatives. Two meetings were held in Plaquemine in Iberville Parish and one meeting was held in Addis in West Baton Rouge Parish.

All public meetings were well attended by the communities and the media. Attendees included:

  1. Iberville and West Baton Rouge parish residents
  2. Elected officials
  3. Regulatory agency representatives
  4. Shintech employees
  5. Nearby industry employees
  6. Residents interested to learn about job opportunities
  7. Environmental group representatives
  8. Local media (newspaper and television)