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ChemDesign Receives SOCMA Performance Improvement Award

ChemDesign Products is pleased to announce it has received the 2011 Bronze Award for its achievements in implementing a recognized environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program. The award is given as part of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA) annual Performance Improvement Awards, sponsored by ChemStewards®, SOCMA’s EHS&S program.

ChemDesign Products’ is being recognized by SOCMA for their continued improvement within the EHS&S program by reducing injuries, performing enhanced process hazards analysis, acting as a chemical/environmental resource for community agencies and leading the way for industrial waste reduction/recycling operations.

This award signifies a culmination of efforts on the part of ChemDesign employees to make a difference in the community and industry. Last fall, ChemDesign Products achieved national recognition when the company completed 175,415 production hours (one complete year), without a recordable injury. They also received a National Educational Outreach Honor from SOCMA for their work with Marinette area schools.

“We are honored to receive national recognition for our company’s commitment to performance excellence. In particular, we commend our employees for their hard work all year to maintain a superior EHS&S program in our facility,” said David Mielke, president.

“ChemDesign Products’ hard work on their comprehensive environmental, health, safety and security program shows their commitment to constant improvement and to contributing to the quality of life in their community. SOCMA commends them on their Bronze Award honors and encourages ChemDesign Products to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards performance improvement program,” said SOCMA Lawrence D. Sloan.

SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of more than 200 companies. For more information on our services and products, please visit www.socma.com.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit www.chemstewards.com.

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