DERIDDER, La., Nov. 6, 2017 – On Monday, Oct. 2, Ingevity employees, for the first time in the history of the DeRidder, La.-based facility, worked over 1,000,000 man hours without an injury.
"For over 800 days, every single employee in this plant has made it home, free of injury, to families and friends," stated Danny Kyle, plant manager, Ingevity. "The formula for success is that every person can make a difference for the entire team in whatever their role. And to do it right, to get it right, is a critical factor in being successful. Every employee at the DeRidder plant can stand up and say we did everything we could to make it right. Everyone worked hard, did things the right way, and acted responsibly for ourselves and our coworkers."
Safety and sustainability are key values to the success of Ingevity. The company continually seeks to protect human health, the environment and communities while utilizing resources in a responsible manner that encourages the responsible use and application of each product.
Millions of individual activities and decisions are necessary to accomplish excellence in safety. While employees at the DeRidder, La., facility are proud of this latest accomplishment, they will continually strive for zero personal and process safety incidents for years to come.
Pictured: Charles “Chuck” Montgomery hangs a safety sign at the
DeRidder plant as a reminder for all to stay safe.
Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit www.ingevity.com.