Shin-Etsu Group Original Calendar 2015
~Nature、History and Culture~
The state of Louisiana is located in the Southern United States and faces the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River, which runs through the state, plays an important role in water transportation. It also possesses various scenery created by nature, history and culture that is truly captivating. Shintech is the world’s largest polyvinyl chloride(PVC) manufacturer and energetically leads the performance as well as globalization of Shin-Etsu Chemical. Shintech began the production of PVC in Texas in 1974. Since then, it established its second base in Addis, Louisiana in 2000 and started integrated production from raw materials in Plaquemine, Louisiana in 2008. While further developing production bases in the state of Louisiana, Shintech continues to make progress for the future. We present you with a calendar that introduces the various attractions in Louisiana; from the state capital of Baton Rouge and the grand, rich nature, to New Orleans, a city that flourishes with its ports, industry, tourism and Jazz culture.
January & February:
Mississippi River/Baton Rouge
Running through the United States from north to south, the Mississippi River is a large river that flows into the Gulf of Mexico, which is located south of Louisiana. It has been an important water route for various industries in the United States. The glistening sunlight shines upon the Horace Wilkinson Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River to the south of the Louisiana State Capitol.
March & April:
State Capitol/Baton Rouge
The State Capitol of Baton Rouge, located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, is a 34-storey building that was completed in 1932 and is the tallest in the United States. It is the symbol of Baton Rouge that stands grandly over the city as if it is watching over the people.
May & June:
“Natchez”, the Mississippi River steamboat/New Orleans
In the past many steamboats crossed the Mississippi River. The steamboat “Natchez” is equipped with paddle wheels that help the propulsion of the boat, and is currently a cruise boat that sails on the Mississippi River. Modern as well as historical views can be seen from the Port of New Orleans and the old battle site where the “Battle of New Orleans” took place.
July & August:
The French Quarter/New Orleans
The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood of New Orleans where there remains 18th to 19th century architecture that was influenced by French and Spanish cultures. Wrought-iron lace balconies give the impression of a foreign country, and it is one of the famous sightseeing spots in New Orleans, which is also one of the main tourist cities in the United States.
September & October:
Shreveport is located in the northwestern section of Louisiana, and developed rapidly after the discovery of an oil field in Caddo Lake in 1906. Caddo Lake is also a wetland that is internationally protected by the Ramsar Convention and attracts many visitors with its unique scenery created by cypress forests.
November & December:
St. Louis Cathedral/New Orleans
St. Louis Cathedral stands in the French Quarter, and it is the center of tourism in New Orleans. The present building was rebuilt and is the third since its first construction in the early 18th century. Along with the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson, the hero of the “Battle of New Orleans”, impresses people visiting Jackson Square with its magnificent appearance.