MGC Pure Chemicals America, a company owned by the Mitsubishi Gas Company of Japan, plans to build a plant in the Killeen Business Park. Questions abound.


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Despite the public backlash to news of a chemical plant coming to Killeen, the emergence of MGC Pure Chemicals America’s second American location in Central Texas will go on as planned. That’s according to John Crutchfield, the executive director of the Killeen Economic Development Corporation.

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If everything goes according to plan, the new MGC Pure Chemicals America plant will bring 28 new jobs to Killeen, 75 percent of which the company plans to hire from the area. Everything would run safely and smoothly, and this new plant, combined with Killeen’s close proximity to technology p…

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Killeen City Councilwoman Shirley Fleming is not happy that she and her constituents were kept in the dark about the new chemical plant opening up in her district. Next week, everyone will get the chance to ask questions about the next big company that will call Killeen home.

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Riding a wave of resident concern over the planned arrival of an MGC Pure Chemicals America plant in Killeen, Councilman Steve Harris is calling for a community forum for city officials to field questions from the public.

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Members of the Killeen Economic Development Corporation and the city’s chamber of commerce know what industries they want to attract to the city. That vision relies on aligning economic development efforts with the research planned and underway at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.