By Katherine Blunt Updated 7:30 am CDT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Photo: Gary Fountain, For The Chronicle / For The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Albert Chao, CEO of Westlake Chemical, guided his company through its major acquisition of rival Axiall in 2016. Albert Chao, CEO of Westlake Chemical, guided his company through its major acquisition of rival Axiall in 2016. Photo: Gary Fountain, For The Chronicle / For The Chronicle Westlake Chemical reports higher Q2 profit on strong product demand 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Westlake Chemical Corp. reported stronger profits and record revenues in the second quarter, citing wider profit margins, increased demand for products and a lower corporate income tax rate in the U.S. The Houston-based chemicals company on Thursday reported $278 million in … [Read more...] about Westlake Chemical reports higher Q2 profit on strong product demand
The Detroit News Published 2:08 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 Michigan has landed its top running back target, four-star Zach Charbonnet, who announced his commitment on Twitter Sunday night. Charbonnet, who made an official visit to Michigan over the weekend, according to 247Sports, had offers from UCLA, USC, Washington and Wisconsin, among others. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound running back is from Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California. More: Michigan football lands commitment from 3-star TE Erick All More: Michigan football flips Ohio State baseball commit Joey Velazquez The Wolverines have 13 commitments for the 2019 class. … [Read more...] about Michigan lands four-star Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian RB Zach Charbonnet
A BRITISH man died after reportedly jumping from a balcony at a Turkish airport. Let’s take a closer look at the incident. What happened to Andrew Paul Westlake? Before his death on May 29, 2018, Andrew Paul Westlake, 30, from County Durham, had been escorted off a plane at Dalaman Airport in south west Turkey for "security reasons". After boarding a flight at around 3am, Westlake is said to have become involved in an argument with cabin crew and escorted from the flight, Hurriyet reported. Earlier the pilot had ordered him off the flight for being unruly and cops were called. Minutes later he fell 50ft in the terminal at the travel hub in front of shocked onlookers. Previous reports claimed Mr Westlake had fallen from a jetty linking the plane to the terminal. But traumatised witnesses have claimed he fell to his death after climbing over the balcony inside the airport. How did he die at Dalaman Airport in Turkey? Bobby Youngson, who was in the airport at the time, told The … [Read more...] about What happened to Andrew Paul Westlake and how did he die at Dalaman Airport in Turkey?
By Katherine Blunt Published 10:57 am, Monday, May 21, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Albert Chao, CEO and president of Westlake Chemical, has overseen the company's rapid expansion in recent years. The company debuted on the Fortune 500 list Monday. Albert Chao, CEO and president of Westlake Chemical, has overseen the company's rapid expansion in recent years. The company debuted on the Fortune 500 list Monday. Westlake Chemical debuts on Fortune 500 list 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Westlake Chemical Corp. made the Fortune 500 list for the first time Monday about a year and a half after its acquisition of rival Axiall. The Houston-based chemical maker now ranks 352 on the list of the nation's highest-earning companies, jumping 155 spots from 507 last year. The company reported $8.04 billion in revenue in last year, up from nearly $ 5.08 billion in 2016. In 2016, Westlake completed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Axiall, a move … [Read more...] about Westlake Chemical debuts on Fortune 500 list
ROCKY MOUNT — A request to renew the lease on a Franklin County Sheriff's Office substation at Westlake caused further friction between the board of supervisors and Sheriff Bill Overton.The supervisors debated Tuesday whether there was a need for the substation. Some said it was important that the sheriff’s office have a physical presence in Westlake, while others said the annual $21,728 rent payment would be better spent on personnel than an office with only limited staffing.Maj. Mike Bowman said the Westlake substation is staffed with a secretary during regular business hours, but no sworn officers are on site. It is located at 13245 Booker T. Washington Highway (Virginia 122), approximately 16 miles, and a 25-minute drive, from the sheriff's office in Rocky Mount.The preference of the sheriff's office, Bowman explained, was to keep the substation open. But if supervisors opted to close it, the agency wanted to recoup the funds and put them toward … [Read more...] about Franklin County renews lease on sheriff’s substation at Westlake, but not without a split vote