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1915

The Belle Alkali Company started a plant near Belle

Other events that happened on or around 1915

1917

U.S. government hired DuPont Company to build new nitrocellulose plant

Other events that happened on or around 1917

1918

DuPont Company plant closed at end of WWI

Other events that happened on or around 1918

1920

The Union Carbide Company bought small refinery near Clendenin

Other events that happened on or around 1920

1921

The Viscose Company established a plant in Nitro

Other events that happened on or around 1921

1925

Union Carbide moved to Rollin Chemical site in So. Charleston

Other events that happened on or around 1925

1926

Start of the new DuPont plant at Belle

Other events that happened on or around 1926

1927

The DuPont plant at Belle began making synthetic wood alcohol

Other events that happened on or around 1927

1937

American Viscose built new rayon fiber unit in Nitro industrial park

Other events that happened on or around 1937

Aug 31, 1941

The U.S. Defense Plant Corporation authorized Union Carbide to build a butadiene plant at Institute

Other events that happened on or around August 31, 1941

Mar 31, 1943

First rubber made at Union Carbide's Institute plant

Other events that happened on or around March 31, 1943

1947

American Cyanamid built plant near Willow Island

Other events that happened on or around 1947

1948

Westvaco Chemical Corporation became part of FMC

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1954

Monsanto and Bayer built polyurethane foam plant in New Martinsville

Other events that happened on or around 1954

1957

FMC developed new source of brine at Bens Run

Other events that happened on or around 1957

1959

Goodyear plant built near Apple Grove

Other events that happened on or around 1959

1986

Most of Union Carbide Institute plant sold to French company, Rhone-Poulenc

Other events that happened on or around 1986

1999

Rhone-Poulenc plant at Institute was sold to Aventis

Other events that happened on or around 1999

Feb 06, 2001

The Dow Chemical Company acquired Union Carbide

2004

Flexsys closed the Monsanto plant

Other events that happened on or around 2004


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