Manhard provided engineering and surveying services to Harbour Contractors for their design build contract for a new operations facility for LyondellBasell in Morris, IL.

The $55 million project will feature a new free standing 89,000 square-foot centralized operation center. This new state-of-the-art facility will consolidate employees under one roof. The new building will house the plant’s new control room, maintenance shops, administrative offices, and testing laboratories.

Covering nearly 670 acres, the Morris Complex is one of the largest petrochemical facilities in the Midwest. With more than 400 employees and contractors onsite, the plant is a very strong economic engine within the Grundy County region. The Morris Facility produces polyethylene plastic resins that service as the building blocks for countless products. These resins help create the leak-proof containers, protective food packaging, and safe children’s toys that are essential for today’s modern lifestyle.