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Nation Ford Chemical Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

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Contact:
Brooke DiDomenico 

Technical Manager
(803) 548.3210
bDiDomenico@nationfordchem.com

SOCMA Recognizes Company's Commitment to Improving Environmental, Health, Safety & Security

FORT MILL, S.C.- Nation Ford Chemical (NFC) is pleased to announce it has been recognized for outstanding efforts in improving its environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) management practices by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading trade association representing specialty chemical manufacturers.  

NFC is an inaugural member in SOCMA's ChemStewards® program, which encourages companies to operate their facilities in an environment that promotes safety and environmental compliance to all stakeholders.

Phyllis Douglas and Trey Morgan accepted two Silver Performance Improvement Awards on NFC's behalf at SOCMA's 96th Annual Meeting and Dinner on December 4 in New York City. The company has received nine silver awards in as many years.  

Nation Ford Chemical was recognized for its successful efforts to improve Employee Training and Engagement, as well as enhancements it has made in Environmental, Health & Safety in Planning and Operations. NFC implemented a digital safety program to publish current safety topics along with the company's safety statistics to employees. It also conducted a Health & Safety Day, allowing employees to receive health screenings, donate blood, and make safety improvements throughout the plant.   

"We are extremely proud of the hard work our employees have accomplished in our EHS&S program," said NFC Vice President Phillip McCarter. "These awards reflect our commitment to constant improvement for our facility, our workers and our neighbors in the community."

"Congratulations to Nation Ford Chemical and its employees on this outstanding achievement," said SOCMA President and CEO Jennifer Abril. "As specialty chemical manufacturers, it is incumbent upon companies to be good environmental stewards and create a culture at their facilities that will ensure the safety and security of their employees and community in which they live. Nation Ford Chemical has gone above and beyond to demonstrate its commitment to improving EHS&S efforts through participation in the ChemStewards Performance Improvement Program. We commend you on a job well done." 

About SOCMA
Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of specialty chemical companies located around the world. To learn more, visit www.socma.com.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program created from industry's commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry. To learn more visit www.chemstewards.com.

About Nation Ford Chemical
Founded in 1977, Nation Ford Chemical is one of America's most respected custom manufacturers of specialty organic chemicals. NFC's products, including Sulfanilic Acid (CAS#121-57-3) and PANA (N-Phenyl-1-naphthylamine, CAS#90-30-2), are sold worldwide through offices in the United States, Europe, China and Japan. NFC has a diverse background in toll manufacturing custom chemicals with production at our 27-acre site in Fort Mill, SC, USA. For more information, visit www.nationfordchem.com.

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