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Arizona Chemical Plant

Springhill, LA


Constructed in 1960, the Arizona Chemical plant in Springhill, LA, was a joint venture between International Paper and American Cyanamid.  Over nearly 40 years of operation, the plant employed an average of 70 workers and was closed in 1999.

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S Arkansas Street

Springhill, LA  71075


Located adjacent to and on land owned by International Paper in Springhill, LA, the refinery derived crude tall oil from the acidulation of black liquor soap, which is a byproduct of the papermaking process.  Operating from 1960 until 1999, the refinery employed an average of 70 workers.  At the time the refinery’s closure, the plant employed 61 workers.

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