HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 16, 2020-- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today announced that the company and the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation have contributed a combined $1 million to the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund was established by the United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation to provide emergency assistance, like access to food, shelter and health care, for individuals adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As part of the Houston community, which has been Westlake’s home and given us so much, we feel it is a privilege to help in a time or need,” said Westlake President and CEO Albert Chao, who is also president of the charitable foundation established in 1999 by the Chao family.

In addition to this financial contribution, Westlake sites around the globe and the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation have both donated personal protective equipment to hospitals and provided financial assistance to charitable organizations in many of the locations where Westlake operates.

About Westlake

Westlake is a global manufacturer and supplier of materials and innovative products that enhance life every day. Headquartered in Houston, we provide the building blocks for vital solutions — from packaging and healthcare products to automotive and consumer goods, to building and construction products. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.westlake.com.

Chip Swearngan, media@westlake.com or 1-713-585-2900


Source: Westlake Chemical Corporation