CALVERT CITY, Ky. — July 18, 2018 — Labor Cabinet Acting Secretary Mike Nemes visited Sekisui Specialty Chemical’s Calvert City location on June 5 to present the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for 1,755,643 working hours without a lost-time incident.
It was the company’s 8th Governor’s Safety and Health Award in the past nine years. “That is a remarkable feat and it is something that deserves to be celebrated,” Nemes commented. “It is also obvious that there is a culture here that expects safety-conscious employees who take pride in working together to keep each other safe. For this reason, it is my honor to present you with number eight today, and I hope we are celebrating number nine this time next year. Congratulations to you and all of your success.”
“I am very proud of our focus on safety,” said Craig Mitchell, president of Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America. “We appreciate the Governor recognizing companies that put safety as a top priority.”
“Kentucky applauds companies like Sekisui Specialty Chemicals that so value their workforce,” State Senator Danny Carroll of Paducah said. “This organization and its leaders have taken every measure to ensure the safety and well-being of each individual employee. I congratulate them on this much-deserved award and look forward to the company’s future successes in Calvert City and beyond.”
Sekisui Specialty Chemicals is proud to accept this award. “People are the most important strength in our company and safety is and always will be the most important part of our job,” EHS and Operations Director Charlie O’Rear stated.
Sekisui Specialty Chemicals’ primary product is Selvol, a line of high performance polyvinyl alcohol polymers and copolymers used in paper, adhesive, packaging, construction, personal care, and many other specialty formulations. Sekisui Specialty Chemicals is a subsidiary of the Sekisui Chemical Group, a multibillion dollar, global company that delivers a wide range of products and services to enrich people’s lives. The company is comprised of core businesses and technologies in housing, social infrastructure, and chemical solutions.
Posted July 19, 2018
Source: Sekisui Specialty Chemicals