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AdvanSix’s Hopewell Facility Fact Sheet

Type of Facility: One of the world’s largest single-site producers of caprolactam, the primary feedstock in the production of nylon polymer used in carpet fibers, plastics and films.
Products:
  • Caprolactam
  • Ammonium sulfate fertilizer
  • Nadone®
  • Naxol®
  • Cyclohexanone
  • Cyclohexanol
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Specialty oximes
  • Ammonia
  • Carbon dioxide
Employment: AdvanSix’s Hopewell site employs approximately 650 workers, including 455 production and maintenance employees represented by a set of unions that includes: the United Steel Workers; the International Chemical Workers Union Council / United Food and Commercial Workers; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumping and Pipe Fitting Industry; and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers.
History: The plant has operated continuously since it was built in 1928 by Allied Chemical, a predecessor to today’s AdvanSix. The site is on a total of 450 acres, of which roughly half is reserved as a wildlife habitat.
Address: 905 East Randolph Road, Hopewell, Va. 23860
Phone: (804) 541-5000
Plant Manager: Fred Harry
Plant Economics: AdvanSix spends approximately $28 million per year for goods and services in the local community to support the operation of the Hopewell plant.In 2013, the Hopewell facility paid more than $11 million in local property and use taxes, as well as $69 million to its employees in salaries and benefits.In addition to AdvanSix’s own employees at Hopewell, the plant is responsible for nearly 700 additional jobs in the community. This includes AdvanSix’s Chesterfield, Va., plant, which processes caprolactam produced at Hopewell, as well as jobs that support the Hopewell plant related to security, engineering, construction and raw materials.
Plant Investments: In the past five years, AdvanSix has invested more than $170 million in its Hopewell plant, including projects that directly support health, safety and the environment. These investments have been reflected in our improved performance in these areas, and we continue to strive for excellence at all of our facilities.Recently, the plant began a $66 million environmental control project that will improve leak detection and emissions systems. This project will reduce NOx emissions from the site by roughly 80 percent annually. The project will continue through 2018. The installation of these new systems will modernize our pollution-control systems while continuing to allow us to meet current and future demand for products produced at Hopewell.
Responsible Care®: AdvanSix Performance Materials and Technologies is committed to the safety of our employees, the quality of our products, and being responsible stewards for the protection of our environment, the communities in which we operate, and our customers. We are a member company of the American Chemistry Council, and Responsible Care is the foundation for health, safety, and environment excellence in our business. Our Responsible Care Management System is used to support our full commitment to legal and other health, safety, and environment requirements to which we subscribe.