LA PORTE - Kuraray America Inc. has broken ground on a new chemical plant at 13100 Bay Area Blvd.
The greenfield Kuraray Poval plant in La Porte will produce polyvinyl alcohol, and it is expected to begin operations in 2015. The plant is expected to produce more than 40,000 tons of polyvinyl alcohol.
Kuraray America purchased the 81-acre site in 2011. The company expects to create 107 new jobs in the next two years in the La Porte area.
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