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Chris Dorst/HD Media U.S. Methanol CEO Frank Bakker, center, and board of directors member Richard Wolfi, left, talk with state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher after breaking ground for a new methanol plant in Institute in this 2017 file photo.

The company building a methanol production facility in Institute aims to start production in late 2019, according to its CEO, more than a year out from its originally anticipated mid-2018 start.

US Methanol CEO Frank Bakker said in an email that the company is "looking at quarter 4 of 2019 for making methanol" at its Liberty One plant, located at the Dow Chemical Facility.


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