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S.F. Sulfur Corporation
Product Supervisor / Sales
The S.F. Sulfur Corporation sulfur plant (formerly Stauffer Chemical Company ) is located on a thirteen acre site in Freeport, Texas. Built by Hans Stauffer, this facility has been producing various types of processed sulfur since 1916. Mr. Stauffer lost his first plant in San Francisco to an earthquake in the late 1800's. The Freeport site was designed to withstand such a disaster. To date, over one million tons of processed sulfur has been produced at this plant. The facility includes over 40,000 square feet of warehousing space.
This plant site was chosen because the property is adjacent to inland waterway shipping lanes and there were vast deposits of Frasch sulfur in close proximity to Freeport, Texas. Borates and agricultural sulfur were the first products produced on-site. Borates were brought in from Europe to produce boric acid. To balance the ship, sulfur was loaded as ballast. In 1918, Hans Stauffer became the first supplier of Rubbermakers Sulfur to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Eighty years later, the same high quality Rubbermaker's and industrial sulfur products are being produced in this plant.
In January 1993, Georgia Gulf Sulfur purchased from Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals company the plant in Freeport, Texas.
From Houston, Texas
Trucks: From Houston, Texas, take State Hwy 288 South to Freeport, Texas. Stay on State Hwy 288 South until it merges to the left to form State Hwy 332. Take State Hwy 332 East, turn right onto County 523 South. Then merge left onto County Hwy 1495. Stay on County Hwy 1495, go over bridge, and three blocks down turn left on Fifth Street. Go up ½ block and turn left onto Sycamore Street. Go up three blocks, turn right onto Second Street. The S.F. Sulfur Corporation plant is four blocks down on the left.
Autos: From Houston, Texas, take State Hwy 288 South to Freeport, Texas. Hwy 288 South turns into Brazosport Blvd. when you get near Freeport. Turn left at the High School onto Second Street. Proceed through residential area. The S.F. Sulfur Corporation plant is on the left at 608 East Second Street.
From Brazoria, Texas
Trucks & Autos: From Brazoria, Texas, take State Road 36 South until it dead ends. Turn left on Country Road 1495 (Pine Street). Then turn right on 5th Street, go up ½ block. Turn left on Sycamore Street and go up three blocks to Second Street. Turn right onto Second Street. The S.F. Sulfur Corporation plant is four blocks down on the left.
Tire®, Triangle®, Arrow Roll®, Diamond S®, Anchor®, and Yellowtone® sulfurs are registered trademarks of S.F. Sulfur Corporation. Yellow Jacket® is a registered trademark of Georgia Gulf Sulfur Corporation.