Dr. Daniel Liao Paid a Visit to Westlake Chemical Corp. in Houston
Dr. Daniel Liao, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston, accompanied by Mr. Lih-Jen Huang, Director of Commercial Division, paid a visit to Westlake Chemical Corporation on April 13, 2012. Mr. James Chao, Chairman of Westlake, and Mr. Albert Chao, President and CEO, welcomed them.
During the visit, Dr. Liao highly praised Westlake for the outstanding performance in businesses and the generous support for educational activities, charities and local community.
Westlake was founded in 1986 and headquartered in Houston, Texas. In 2004, Westlake listed as a public company in New York Stock Exchange. Its core business focuses on Olefins and Vinyls. In 2011, its sale volume reached US$3.6 billion, with a net income of US$259 million, up 17% over 2010. Westlake gives regular employment to 2,000 workers and has 15 operating sites in North America and one in China. It opened a Singapore office in March 2012.
Westlake was identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 America’s most trustworthy public companies in March 2012. Westlake is the only one Houston-based business in mid-capitalization grouping.