American Pacific Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

SOCMA Recognizes American Pacific for Commitment to Improving Environmental, Health, Safety & Security

Dec 09, 2015, 13:53 ET from American Pacific Corporation

CEDAR CITY, Utah, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Pacific (AMPAC Specialty Chemicals) is pleased to announce it has been recognized for exemplary efforts in improving its environmental, health, safety and security by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association representing specialty chemical manufacturers.

AMPAC Specialty Chemicals 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.

AMPAC was presented a Silver Performance Improvement Award at SOCMA's 94th Annual Dinner on December 7 in New York City. This is the second year AMPAC has received a Silver Performance Improvement Award.  Frank Casperson, Director of Safety & Environmental Engineering, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the awards dinner.

Recognized for its successful resource management and waste minimization efforts, AMPAC Specialty Chemicals has successfully implemented two processes that reduced their impact on the earth, air, and water by 25%.

"We are extremely proud of the hard work our employees have done on our EHS&S program. This award reflects our commitment to our workers and our neighbors in the community and, of course, our commitment to continuous improvement of our products and processes," said Dave Thayer, President of AMPAC.

"In today's business world 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 not only their employees, but the community in which they live," said SOCMA President Lawrence D. Sloan. "We congratulate AMPAC Specialty Chemicals and its employees on this achievement, and we encourage them to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards Performance Improvement Program."

About American Pacific
American Pacific Corporation (AMPAC Specialty Chemicals) is a leading custom manufacturer of specialty chemicals within its focused markets.  For the aerospace and defense industry we provide specialty chemicals used in solid rocket motors for space launch and military missiles. We supply specialty chemicals to the pharmaceutical industry, primarily for use as intermediates, and we produce clean agent chemicals for the fire protection industry. Our products are designed to meet customer specifications and often must meet certain governmental and regulatory approvals. Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our web site at

Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world. Collectively, SOCMA members are key drivers to a successful economy, contributing $24 billion annually to the U.S. GDP. For more information, visit

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 and to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry. To learn more visit

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