Dow Chemical has announced plans to expand a facility in Nederland, Texas.
The complex is located on Twin City Highway — an area that local officials say was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.
"Dow is looking at the possibility of modernizing its Beaumont works site, which would include a new control room and office building and new operating equipment associated with the production process," the company said in a statement.
Dow said the new unit will retain 60 full-time jobs and require about 250 construction workers.
“It’s welcome news and it will keep a lot of people employed, so we’re thankful for that,” a Jefferson County judge told local media.
Local officials are still working with Dow on a tax break agreement for the new plant.
"Our preliminary discussions with Jefferson County have been encouraging and we look to continue those in the coming weeks," Dow said.