Methionine facility in Chocolate Bayou is on-line and making product again
Novus International updated customers and colleagues that its
methionine manufacturing facility in Chocolate Bayou, TX is back on-line and making product.
In the weeks since winter storms Uri and Viola hit hard the southern central U.S. in mid-February, Novus’s team in Texas has been diligently working to make repairs and restore operations to its facility that manufactures ALIMET feed supplement.
“We have to commend our team in Texas for their ongoing extraordinary efforts since the middle of February,” said Dan Meagher, Novus president and CEO. “They have worked around the clock to get us this far. Their dedication, and that of our support teams around the world, are a true testament to our commitment to our customers.”
The on-site team safely started production lines the week of 8 March and maintained production without disruption while continuing efforts to ramp up to full operations. While pleased with the progress made, Novus cautions more time is needed to return to full production capacity and rebuild its global methionine inventory. Additionally, Novus has been working closely with raw material suppliers since the storms’ impacts. The suppliers have made great strides in restoring their own operations, and, similar to Novus, additional time is needed to return operations to full output.
Novus will continue to keep customers and the industry informed of ongoing progress and resolution.