Nation Ford Chemical Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

SOCMA Recognizes Specialty Chemical Maker for Commitment to Improving Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Initiative

FORT MILL, S.C., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nation Ford Chemical (NFC) is pleased to announce it has been recognized for exemplary efforts in improving its environmental, health, safety and security program by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association representing batch, custom and specialty chemical manufacturers.

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

NFC representatives Phillip McCarter, Brooke DiDomenico and Harlan Hendrick will be accepting a Silver Performance Improvement Award at SOCMA's 92nd Annual Dinner on December 9 in New York City. This is the fifth Silver Performance Improvement Award NFC has received from SOCMA in the last four years.

NFC is being recognized for its successful efforts in the area of Employee Training and Engagement, which includes process safety and emergency response improvements.

"We are extremely proud of the hard work our employees have done on our EHS&S program," said company President Jay Dickson. "This award reflects our commitment to constant improvement for our products, our workers and our neighbors in the community."

"In today's business world it is incumbent upon companies to be good environmental stewards in order to ensure the safety and security of not only their employees but the community in which they live. We congratulate NFC and its employees on this achievement, and we encourage them to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards performance improvement program," said SOCMA President Lawrence D. Sloan.

About SOCMA
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. For more information, 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. www.chemstewards.com.

About NFC
Founded in 1977, Nation Ford Chemical is one of America's most respected custom manufacturers of specialty organic chemicals. The company specializes in the production of a sulfanilic acid, polymers and colorants for a broad range of customers worldwide.  Chemical production is based at their 27 acre site in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA.

CONTACT
Phillip McCarter – (803) 548-3210 Ex 24
pmccarter@nationfordchem.com

SOURCE Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates



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