Grace is a long-time member of the Louisiana business community. Grace’s Lake Charles facility was originally built in the 1950s to provide the Gulf Coast area with manufacturing capacity for synthetic fluid cracking catalysts (FCC). Completed in 1953, it is presently the largest of Grace’s four FCC plants.

The manufacturing facility consists of four major production areas: sodium silicate, additives, fluid cracking catalysts and hydroprocessing catalysts. Expansion and modernization have been the major factors keeping it on top of the catalyst market.

Today, the facility is the largest FCC Manufacturing plant in the world. It represents approximately half of Grace’s catalyst manufacturing capacity and supplies a significant portion of the world’s catalyst market. In addition to U.S. destinations, production is shipped to locations in Europe, Southeast Asia and South America.

In 2005, the Lake Charles facility earned membership in the prestigious "Star” Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an official recognition of exemplary occupational safety and health.

In 2010, Grace completed an expansion of its Lake Charles plant, enabling increased production of specialty aluminas, a key raw material in fluid cracking and hydroprocessing catalysts used by oil refineries to produce transportation fuels.

The site holds numerous awards, such as: Responsible Care® Facility Safety Certificate, Star Among Stars, SAFE and CAER.

The onsite "Amazing Grace” volunteer team supplies manpower to various community organizations. Big Brother/Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake, Special Olympics and LAIA Chem Expo are just a few of their annual events. Employees also serve on boards of organizations, coach youth activities and volunteer at local agencies. Grace is a long time sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Grace has also been Partner-in-Education with Barbe High School since 1988.

Currently, Grace Lake Charles employs approximately 294 employees. The company has approximately 6,287 employees worldwide. Grace’s Corporate office is located in Columbia, MD.

For more information, please visit the Grace Lake Charles website. 



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