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Two BASF coatings facilities receive Ohio Chemistry Technology Council award

Published on 2007-04-24. Author : SpecialChem

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., -- The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) has named BASF's Coatings Technical Support Center in Whitehouse, Ohio, and BASF's coatings production site in Greenville, Ohio, as recipients of its 2006 Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance Award. The award recognizes chemical facilities that have demonstrated a strong commitment to continuous improvement in environmental protection, health, safety and security.

Employees from BASF's sites in Greenville and Whitehouse 
        recently accepted awards from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for 
        excellence in environmental, health, safety and security performance. 
        (Left to right) Rob Hull and Cheryl Batten from BASF's Greenville site, 
        and Karl Schnapp, Brad Roy and Hank Stateczny from BASF's Whitehouse site
Employees from BASF's sites in Greenville and Whitehouse recently accepted awards from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for excellence in environmental, health, safety and security performance. (Left to right) Rob Hull and Cheryl Batten from BASF's Greenville site, and Karl Schnapp, Brad Roy and Hank Stateczny from BASF's Whitehouse site

The OCTC considered several factors in choosing award recipients, including a company's interaction with the local community through an active community advisory group, a strong pollution-prevention program, and effective operational controls and procedures that helped prevent serious accidents during the previous year.

BASF's Whitehouse site also received the council's Award for Excellence in Responsible Care.® This is the 13th consecutive year the facility has received this award, which recognizes the site's strong safety record, demonstrated commitment to helping protect the environment, and overall community involvement. Responsible Care is a global chemical industry performance initiative that is committed to advancing the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

"BASF and its employees are very proud to receive the OCTC awards," said Karl Schnapp, Manager Site/Administrative Services for BASF's Whitehouse site. "The awards recognize our employees' commitment to a better environment and a stronger community."

Jim Mason, Manager for BASF's Greenville site, echoed Schnapp's remarks. "BASF, as a socially and environmentally responsible company, doesn't just make great products, it also demonstrates daily its commitment to sustainability and to being an active part of the communities where we operate."

BASF's Whitehouse, Ohio, site employs approximately 140 people and provides a wide range of R&D, technical information and customer support services for the company's Automotive Refinish, Automotive OEM and Industrial Coatings businesses. The site is also home to BASF's Automotive Refinish Application and Training Center, which develops training programs and offers advanced, hands-on classes for BASF's collision repair customers. BASF training has been integrated into automotive technician education programs certified by industry organizations I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) and CASE (Continuing Automotive Service Education).

BASF's Greenville, Ohio, site employs approximately 135 people and produces clearcoat and electrocoat products for the automotive industry. The site also makes a variety of resins--including acrylics, polyurethanes, polyesters and epoxies--that form the basis of coatings used in automotive (both OEM and refinish), industrial and coil coating applications.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.®

BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF employs more than 15,500 in North America and had sales of approximately $14.3 billion in 2006.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF's high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has over 95,000 employees and posted sales of €52.6 billion (approximately $66.1 billion) in 2006.

Source: BASF


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