(PPN) – Honeywell today announced that it has started commercial operations at its new manufacturing plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The plant will bring more jobs and also help the growing global demand for its next-generation mobile air conditioning refrigerant.
Honeywell invested heavily in the construction and supply of the Geismar facility, creating hundreds of long-term, high value, sustainable jobs for the local area. Geismar has increased its workforce by more than 20 percent and supported nearly 1,400 construction jobs as part of this project. With this investment, Geismar has become one of Honeywell’s most advanced production sites. It will serve as the showcase for some of the company’s own process and automation technologies, including Honeywell Connected Plant, according to the press release.
“Our new Geismar plant will be a leading source of supply of Solstice yf for our global automotive customer base,” said Rick Winick, automotive refrigerants business director. “As we have successfully converted our customers’ fleets in the U.S. and Europe, this new capacity will enable Honeywell to help additional countries to meet their commitments to transition to next-generation, environmentally preferable mobile air conditioning refrigerants.”
Today, over 20 million cars on the road safely use Solstice yf and by the end of the year, that number is expected to double.