FMC has those insecticides/herbicides, but I don't think that's their main profit center. They also have a big inorganic chemicals business (soda ash, lithium, etc.) that over the past few years has had a huge up cycle until last year's bust. No wonder the company has a good balance sheet.
Good to see at least they are staying put. Arkema might have many employees living out in the western 'burbs so for them the commute might actually be better? They would lose the young folks who like the city life...knew a gal who works there, did part-time law degree at Temple, and lives in town...don't think she would feel like moving with the job, she kinda hated the place as it is.
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- Ralph Nader