GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance and construction solutions provider, was recently awarded a contract to provide Kureha PGA LLC with total maintenance services at their high performance polyglycolic acid polymer production facility. Capital project work will also be performed by GreenWood to support Kureha’s plant which currently occupies 3.5 acres on the DuPont site located in Belle, West Virginia. Kureha selected GreenWood because of the company’s maintenance services expertise and depth of their local infrastructure capable of supplying resources, supporting development and providing NCCER training needs. GreenWood is responsible for proactive maintenance services of production equipment involving reactors, vessels, piping, instrumentation and other assets critical to the production process.
"We have a unique capability of supporting Kureha beyond the team of maintenance and construction services personnel currently at their site,” says Eric Burnette, Director of Business Development and Marketing for GreenWood, Inc. “As Kureha continues to ramp up their production, GreenWood will be in a position to support their needs.”
At this location, Kureha produces a polymer marketed under the trade name Kuredex PGA with properties including high strength, biodegradability and low gas permeability. By co-locating on the DuPont Belle, West Virginia site, Kureha is able to obtain its primary feedstock, glycolic acid, from this facility reported to be the world’s largest glycolic acid plant. Kureha PGA LLC is a subsidiary of Kureha America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Kureha Corporation headquartered in Japan.
About GreenWood, Inc.
GreenWood (greenwoodinc.com) provides integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions designed to extend the life of critical assets, influence operational efficiencies and deliver bottom line improvements for plants and facilities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. We operate under a “Customer-Centered” philosophy where safety performance is always first and our flexibility to respond to customer needs is an ongoing priority.