Evonik Maitland Site has experienced team and top safety record
Maitland - The Evonik Canada Inc. Maitland Site team continues to expand its product into new markets.
The hydrogen peroxide producer is part of multi-national Evonik Industries, a world leader in specialty chemicals. Locally, Evonik employs 26 skilled workers and prides itself on having a top safety record and being a good neighbour.
"We have a green product and markets for that are growing," says Plant Manager Rod Hartley. "We're looking toward the future - we use the term 'futurize' - with new markets that are profitable but also sustainable."
The 60,000-square metres site is located at 1380 County Road 2 and shares a gated entrance with Invista.
Evonik purchased the facility in 2011 and invested in major infrastructure upgrades, IT and technical improvements to bring it to a top efficiency level.
Markets include water treatment, soil remediation, cosmetics, mining, electronics, fish farming and the pulp and paper industry.
Safety is their top priority. Evonik is part of Responsible Care, a worldwide safety initiative invented in Canada.
The goals of Responsible Care are to foster sustainability, promote product stewardship, increase safety at production sites and for local communities, and improve occupational health and safety protection.
"Responsible Care means we continuously work to improve our safety, health and environmental performance," says Nancy Hamilton, Evonik's Environment, Safety, Health, Quality (ESHQ) Manager. The rigorous vetting system means Evonik must meet 152 Responsible Care elements.
"We work hard at being a good member of the community," says Rod. "We have an excellent safety record and our people are very experienced."
Story and photo courtesy of the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office
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