Olin Closing Epoxy Facilities
March 21, 2023
Olin Announces Epoxy Facility Closures as Part of On-Going Restructuring Program
Mar. 21, 2023 4:05 PM ETOlin Corporation (OLN)
CLAYTON, Mo., March 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced today that it has made the decision to cease operations at its Cumene facility in Terneuzen, Netherlands and solid epoxy resin production at its facilities in Gumi, South Korea and Guaruja, Brazil. Olin’s first quarter 2023 results are forecast to include approximately $57 million of restructuring charges associated with these plans of which approximately $15 million of these restructuring charges represent non-cash asset impairment charges. The cash component of these charges is expected to be paid over the next three years.
“This is another step to right-size our global Epoxy asset footprint to the most cost-effective asset base to support our strategic operating model,” remarked Scott Sutton, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “Our Epoxy business continues to experience weak global epoxy demand and excess supply availability. This action reinforces our commitment to lift our Epoxy business earnings to a more sustainable level. We will continue to evaluate and execute additional actions that right-size the business to achieve reinvestment economics across our Epoxy portfolio.”