For nearly 60 years, BASF’s Geismar site has been a world-class chemical manufacturer with 22 production units that make a wide range of chemicals that are used in hundreds of everyday consumer items With nearly 1,600 people at BASF Geismar is now among the largest employers in Louisiana and is the company’s largest manufacturing facility in North America. BASF Louisiana sites have announced new projects yielding more than $350 million in new capital investment and more than 100 new, permanent jobs.