M&G Group's construction of a PET unit and related projects in Texas won't be affected by the recent termination of a work contract there.
M&G on Dec. 9 ended its contract with Integrity Mechanical Specialists LLC, which had been doing mechanical and piping installation work at the site in Corpus Christi, Texas, M&G officials said in a Dec. 13 statement sent to Plastics News.
“In the manufacturing industry, contractors can be terminated, as allowed for in the contract, due to a multitude of reasons,” M&G site manager Jeff Shea said in the statement. “Based upon our termination of the contract, we understand IMS Contracting terminated their employees.”
Shea added that M&G “can't speak to any further employment practices or issues” related to Rock Hill, S.C.-based IMS.
M&G is organizing a process for IMS personnel to access the site to recover their tools and materials, officials said. Construction of the facility will continue as scheduled, they added.
The new site is expected to be operational by mid-2017, with annual production capacities of 2.4 billion pounds of PET resin and almost 3 billion pounds of PTA feedstock. PET maker DAK Americas LLC has purchased the rights to 900 million pounds of the plant's PET output.
M&G is a global producer of PET resins, polyester fibers and PTA based in Tortona, Italy, with U.S. headquarters in Houston.