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INVISTA Announces Expansion of Employment Base in Texas

Global fiber and polymer producer adding investment in Texas

INVISTA plans to invest significant capital in its Texas facilities during the next six years and will expand its employment base to support various initiatives and expected demand for the chemical intermediates it produces in Texas.

INVISTA currently employs about 2,000 INVISTA employees and contractors in Texas and operates manufacturing facilities at Victoria, La Porte, and Orange. The company also has two offices in Houston, which house engineering; project management; environmental, health, and safety; and other staff functions.

The capital investments planned for INVISTA’s Texas sites include safety and environmental projects, as well as production efficiencies and infrastructure renewal. These investments will require an expanded employment base, including the immediate addition of more than 100 new employees -- including engineers from diverse fields, as well as additional maintenance and production technicians.

“We have initiated the hiring process to fill more than 100 roles at our Houston offices and at our Victoria, Orange, and La Porte manufacturing facilities,” said Jeff Silliman, Global Intermediates HR Director for INVISTA. “Interested individuals can review open roles now posted at to see if there is an open position that matches their interest, skills, and experience.” 

The positions for which INVISTA is currently hiring include:

  • Project Engineers
  • Project Estimators
  • Project Schedulers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers/Professionals
  • Civil Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Instument and Controls Engineers
  • Maintenance and Production Technicians

As a global company, INVISTA creates value for our customers through advantaged intermediate chemicals that are manufactured in Texas and that service the nylon, polyurethanes and a variety of other industries,” said Dave Dotson, senior vice president of operations for INVISTA.  “INVISTA’s Texas assets are critical to the long-term success of our global operations. These investments and the resulting expansion of our employment base in Texas are a testament to INVISTA’s long-term commitment to our intermediates business and future growth and profitability.” 

INVISTA is a wholly-owned, independently managed subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc. The company’s sites located in La Porte, Orange, and Victoria, Texas manufacture more than four billion pounds of nylon intermediate chemicals a year used in the production of INVISTA products and brands such as STAINMASTER® carpet, ANTRON® carpet fiber, CORDURA® fabric, and LYCRA® spandex. 

Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading andservices; and forest and consumer products. Koch companies and its subsidiaries (including INVISTA) employ more than 5,000 in Texas and provide more than $500 million in annual salaries, wages, and benefits to the Texas economy. Additionally, Koch companies have contributed more than $5.8 million the past five years to Texas charitable organizations and educational initiatives. 

INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTA’s global businesses deliver exceptional value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including: ADI-PURE®, ANTRON®, AVORA®, C12™, COMFOREL®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, CORFREE®, DACRON®, DBE®, DYTEK®, FRESHFX®, LYCRA®, PERFORMA™, POLARGUARD®, POLYSHIELD®, POLYCLEAR®, SOLARMAX®, STAINMASTER®, SUPPLEX®, SUPRIVA®, TACTEL®, TACTESSE®, TERATE®, TERATHANE® and THERMOLITE®.  In China, INVISTA has sales and administrative offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong SAR, and has wholly-owned and joint-venture manufacturing plants in Shanghai, Lianyungang and Foshan. For more information, visit


With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, air bags and countless other everyday products. A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and headquartered in the United States, INVISTA has more than 50 locations around the world. For more information, visit, and


Amy Hodges

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