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Bayer MaterialScience, Producing innovative polyols in a safe work environment

Employs a work force of approximately 180 in the South Charleston manufacturing plant and technical center facilities
Produces a very wide range of specialty polyols used in such diverse applications as from automotive seating foam, furniture foam, footwear and recreational items.
The only BMS location that produces high polymer solids content polyols and the innovative Hyperlite III polyether polyols for the automotive seating market
ISO Quality certified since 1994
Zero non-compliance findings in both periodic surveillance and full re-certification audits for the past 8 years

 

Bayer MaterialScience employs about 180 people at its plant and technical center in South Charlestown. As part of more than 40 sites throughout the world, these facilities contribute to Bayer MaterialScience's worldwide leadership in polyurethane production and technology.

Each year, the plant produces millions of pounds of polyols (a polyurethane raw material) used in products that range from automotive seating foam to furniture to inline skate wheels. The West Virginia facility is the only BMS location that produces high polymer solids content polyols and the innovative Hyperlite III polyether polyols for the automotive seating market.

West Virginia has the transportation infrastructure, the skilled workforce, and the support of state government and industry associations necessary for ongoing success, said Vice President Glenn Kraynie, BMS South Charleston Plant Management. Being in West Virginia conveniently locates the manufacturer within one day of 74 percent of the U.S. polyols market. The facility can receive raw materials and ship products by barge, rail and truck. West Virginia has highly trained skilled workers and technical resources that support the chemical industry.