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Customer Satisfaction Manager
ELGIN, SC–WeylChem U.S. Inc. in Elgin, SC, is proud to announce its 50th Anniversary! The facility in Elgin opened its doors in 1967 as Hardwicke Chemicals. Now, as of 2007, the site is a member of the WeylChem Group of Companies, celebrating 10 years under the ownership of ICIG. It is such a joy for the site to celebrate these two very important milestones!
To commend the employees and their supporting families, a committee comprised of members from different departments of the site held a two-day event to celebrate on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. The Friday event consisted of family members coming on-site for the employees to show them their workplace and to show them the ins and outs of a chemical plant. Guests enjoyed tours of the facility, learned about at-home chemistry projects to do with their children, enjoyed refreshments, and received goodie bags for all children upon leaving the site.
The site also hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony for local officials, including the Governor of South Carolina, to celebrate the $13 million investment in 2017.
Members of the Weylchem U.S. Board were recognized for the 50th Anniversary by the Kershaw County Council.
Holding frame is Philippe Robin CEO of Weylchem U.S. Inc.
Blue sweater- Renee Baker Human Resources Director
Purple shirt- Brad Branham Director of Health, Safety, Environment, Quality, and Logistics Green shirt behind frame- Kevin Drost Director of Business and Development
To the left of kevin- Christian Bremer COO of Weylchem U.S. Inc.
Mike Bryant CFO of Weylchem U.S. Inc. Rob Harpum Commercial Director
On Saturday, May 20, employees and their families enjoyed an all-day celebration that included bounce houses, arts and crafts, trivia and bingo, carnival games, face painting, food truck lunches, a DJ, a live band in the evening, casino tables for the adults, a catered dinner, and much more!
Prior to the event, CEO of WeylChem U.S., Philippe Robin, said, “I look forward to share this event with our families and our community representatives. This will be a great opportunity to present our work environment, speak about our projects and have fun all together.
WeylChem Group of Companies was established in 2005 as the Fine Chemicals platform of International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), a privately owned industrial holding company. WeylChem Group of Companies consists of nine operating companies in four different countries across Europe and the U.S.