Rubber is a mainstream durable product that enjoys a relatively full lifecycle: products are manufactured, consumed and recycled. The manufacturing of rubber products generally involves the rubber itself, carbon black and a wide variety of other additives and fillers that are incorporated into a finished product to achieve the desired performance. Through a newly formed partnership, Elevance will validate and build application knowledge around the use of renewable processing oil (replacing petroleum-based product) in several rubber applications. This presents an opportunity to find ways to maintain or improve performance while increasing the sustainability and minimizing environmental impact of rubber manufacturing, which is important given that more than 21 million tons of rubber are used annually.
We extended a welcome to some of the most important guests at an event announcing that Elevance is building our first North American manufacturing facility near Natchez, Miss.: the newest members of the Elevance family.
These are our very first, but not the last, of our Mississippi employees. We want to offer our gratitude to these employees for choosing to become a part of our team. Elevance is a place where passion, innovation and commitment to work will be noticed and makes a difference in what we do. It’s a part of who we are and what we become as a company together.
We look forward to building our future together with our newest employees as we continue to create a strong and important relationship with the gracious and historic community of Natchez and Adams County.
Together with Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Elevance announced today that we will be coming to southwest Mississippi to build our first North American manufacturing facility, located near Natchez, Miss.
Over the next five years, Elevance will be investing in a multi-phase project at the former Delta BioFuels facility to convert the operation into a world-class bio-refinery and derivatives operation based on Elevance’s metathesis technology. The operation will complement our Asian Joint Venture with Wilmar International and expand our global footprint.
By building biorefineries in multiple geographies, we are responding to our customers’ demands for innovative environmentally friendly products in a cost-effective and scalable way and bringing competitive manufacturing and high-value jobs back to the United States.
The Governor, State of Mississippi and community of Nachez have been very supportive partners to help facilitate this project. We appreciate their support and are pleased to now be a part of the Natchez community.