Shell Catalysts & Technologies (SC&T), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell with a specific focus on providing innovative refinery, petrochemical and environmental catalyst solutions, plans to invest over $20 million in its local Michigan City plant to improve existing infrastructure and expand operations. The capital investment plan was approved for a tax abatement at Michigan City’s Common Council on August 20, 2019.
“I am very familiar with this global company and excited about the significant investment they are making,” stated Mayor Ron Meer. “This demonstrates their commitment to Michigan City, and my administration will continue to support companies, such as Shell Catalysts & Technologies that provide employment opportunities and are great community partners.”
Tax abatement approval will allow the company to make updates to the plant and improve reliability, retain, and eventually expand their business here in Michigan City. Updates include upgrades, purchases and installation of machinery and equipment valued over $20 million.
Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) Executive Director Clarence Hulse exclaims that “EDCMC is proud to partner with existing businesses to help them remain and grow in Michigan City. We are happy to assist businesses like Shell that choose to stay and invest in our community.”
The Michigan City plant started in 1951 as an American Cyanamid site. This plant has been in operation for 68 years, and, with the approval of this abatement, will continue to operate successfully under SC&T for the foreseeable future. Shell is a leader in catalyst technology, commanding 15-30% of the global market. Across the world, all molecules going into vehicles have a significant chance of touching material that came from Michigan City.
Companies looking to expand their business may call the EDCMC at (219) 873-1211 for more information. For more information on Shell Catalysts & Technologies, visit www.shell.com.