Water treatment chemical company Nalco, Naperville, Ill, plans to build a dry-polymer production facility at its complex in Garyville, La. The 300,000 ft2plant will produce dry-polymer products for use in removing contaminants from wastewater, increasing production efficiency in the paper industry and recovering minerals in the mining industry.

The 220-acre Garyville complex produces industrial water treatment products, such as corrosion and scale inhibitors used in boilers and cooling towers; wastewater treatment products; and process chemicals used in the papermaking, petroleum, power generation, and food and beverage industries. When completed late this year, the plant will increase facility space at the Garyville complex to 1 million ft2and add 22 full-time positions to the company’s current Garyville workforce of 235 employees.