On May 27, Shintech Inc., received the 2014 President’s “E” Award for Exports, for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Shintech Inc. is one of 65 U.S. companies which received “E” award and the first recipient as a Japanese US company. On June 11, Consul-General Takaoka congratulated President Saitoh on this award.
Shintech Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd, is the largest producer of polyvinyl chloride in the world. Polyvinyl chloride is a general-use resin that has wide applications in goods used in daily life and in all kinds of industrial materials. The company’s headquarters is located in Houston and it has a manufacturing facility in Freeport. The company generates approximately 650 jobs in Texas. On April 15, three Chiba City Council Members, Hon. Hiroaki Kawamura, Hon. Toshiyuki Ogawa and Hon. Satoshi Abe, and Consul General Takaoka visited the Shintech factory in Freeport.