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SPCT2013DestinationGuide17KiewitOshoreServiceswascreatedin2001topursueopportunitieswithintheoshorefabricationmarketandquicklyestablisheditselfasaleadingfabri-catorfortheoilandgasindustry.Thecompanysreputationforsuccessfullyde-liveringlargeoshoreprojectsontimeandwithinbudgethasledtoahistoricroleinconstructingtheworldslarg-estanddeepest-drillingrigs.KiewitOshoresexpertiseinmassiveandcom-plexsteelerectionusingstate-of-the-artfacilitiesandmethodsisappliedtotheconstructionoflargestructuralsteelcomponentsandevenmilitaryap-plicationsinadditiontooshoreoilandgasprojects.GulfMarineFabricatorsconsistsoftwoworld-classfabricationfacilitiescerti-edtoISO9001-2000andISO18001standards.Thetwocomplexesencom-pass360-acresandhavemorethan3600linearfeetofbulkheadsinwaterdepthof45feet.Aspecialfeatureisan86deepbasinforooadofheavy-liftships.GulfMarineFabricatorshasa4000-tonsingle-liftcapacitywithupgradeoptionto7000shorttons.GMFisdesignedformanufactur-ingeciencyandequippedwithadvancedcomputertechnology.Anumberofspecialtyfabricationbuildingsarelocatedon-siteincludingadeckassemblybuildingashotblastbuildingequippedwithRotoblastmachineryandaclimate-controlledpaintbuilding.GulfMarineFabricatorsspecializesintheconstructionoflargetopsideshullscellsparsjacketsandcomplianttowersaswellasFPSOdrillshipTLPandsemi-submersibleintegrations.AirLiquideAmericaLPAirLiquideAmericaisthethirdlargestindus-trialgasmarketerintheUnitedStatesandisawhollyownedsubsidiaryoftheAirLiquideGroupaworldwideleaderinindustrialandmedicalgasesandrelatedserviceswithoperationsinmorethan60countrieswith30800employeesworldwide.AirLiquideAmericathroughtheBigThreeIndustriesorganizationhasbeenoperatingfacilitiesintheregionsince1936.LocallyAirLiquideAmericaemploysapproximately50employees.SanPatricioCountysCoreIndustriesSanPatricioCountyisthechosensiteforsomeoftheworldsleadingindus-trialandpetrochemicalcompaniesandtheyareherebecausefewlocationsinNorthAmericaoersomanypracticalbusinessadvantages.ThecountyslocationinthefriendlyenvironsofthesouthernUnitedStatesintheTexasCoastalBendontheGulfofMexicoisakeyimportexportpointviainterstatehighwaysrailandseaviathePortofCorpusChristi.Theregionsvastenergyresourcesincludeamplelocalsuppliesofnaturalgasamodernindustrialelec-tricalgridandfuelssuppliedbyoneofthemostvibrantreningregionsintheUnitedStates.AdditionallySanPatricioCountyoersahospitablebusinessclimatewithlowcostsoflandlaborandtaxes.SherwinAluminaCompanyopenedin1953atapproximately20ofitscur-rentsize.Theplantsproductioncapacityhasincreasedfrom1000metrictonsadayto4250metrictonsofaluminaproductsdaily.Ninetypercentofthepro-ductionisexported.Since1990morethan75millionhasbeeninvestedinmodernizingtheSherwinplantwhichwassoldtoBPUReynoldsInc.in2000.In2007itwassoldtoGlencoreInternationalandcurrentlyemploysover600people.PortofCorpusChristiAuthoritywasestablishedbythevotersofNuecesCountyin1922.In2003thevotersofSanPatricioCountypassedareferen-dumtojointhePortAuthoritycreatingatwocountynavigationdistrict.ThePortopenedforcommercein1926andhasgrownintothefthlargestintheUnitedStates.ThePortsleadingbusinessgeneratorcontinuestobethepetro-leumpetrochemicalindus-trywithstrongexpansioninrecentdecadestoincludemilitaryandheavyindustrialcomponentssuchaswindturbinesimportedfromaroundtheworld.WiththedevelopmentoftheLaQuintaTradeGatewayandtheconversionofdockingassetsattheformerNavalStationInglesidetoindustrialusebyOccidentalPetroleumbothinSanPatricioCountythePortcontinuestodiversifyandenhancetheeconomicbaseofSouthTexas.OccidentalChemicalCompanyOxyChemisoneoftheworldsleadingpro-ducersofindustrialchemicalsandits1200acreInglesideplantisstrategicallylocatedontheTexasGulfCoastwithexcellentdockpipelineandrailfacili-tiesthatfeedbothdomesticandinternationaltraderoutes.OxyChemschlor-alkaliplantopenedin1977andhassincebeenexpandedsignicantlya40millionethylenedichlorideEDCplantwasaddedin1989the300millionOxyMaraU.S.JapanpartnershipvinylchloridemonomerVCMplantstartedproductionin1990andunderwenta150mil-lionexpansionin1997alongwiththeadditionofa200millionco-generationpowerplantin1999.OxyChememploys236fulltimeand170contractworkersinthecounty.ItsparentcompanyOccidentalPetroleumCompanythelargestoilproducerinTexasrecentlypur-chasedheavydockingfacilitiesattheformerNavalStationInglesidefromthePortofCorpusChristifor82millionwherehundredswillbeemployedincon-structionandoperations.DuPontCorpusChristiPlantafacilityoftheDuPontCompanyisanintegralpartofthecompanyscommitmenttotheuorochemicalmarket.In1990theplantwhichislocatedinSanPatricioCountystarteduptheworldsrstHFC-134afacilityandanotherlargerworld-scalefacilitystartedupin1993.TheHFC-152aprocessbeganoperationin1996.TheseproductsaectthedailylivesofvirtuallyallAmericansandmuchoftheworldforthatmatter50ofallvehiclesintheU.S.andsome20intheworlduseairconditioningcoolantproducedinIngleside.The151-acresiteemploysapproximately200DuPontand75con-tractemployees.industryKiewetOshoreServicesconstructssomeoftheworldslargestanddeepest-drillingoilandgasrigs.