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Lubrizol Painesville Township Facility Receives Ohio Chemistry Technology Council Award
CLEVELAND, May 21, 2018 – The Lubrizol Corporation announces it has received the Ohio Chemistry Council's (OCTC) Eagle Award for Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security performance. The award, which recognizes "exemplary commitment and performance on behalf of Ohio's chemical manufacturing industry", is the highest honor awarded from the OCTC.
In an OCTC news release announcing the award, a number of recent improvements to the Painesville facility were cited including: construction of a new 150,000 square foot shipping warehouse and a 30,000 square foot state-of-the art drumming facility, repurposing of an existing warehouse to serve as the site receiving warehouse, installation of two storm water retention ponds, construction of a new access road dedicated for truck traffic and remodeling of the security truck gate. The benefits from these improvements, along with the resulting decrease in plant truck/forklift traffic and reduced drum handling by facility personnel have made a positive difference in daily operations.
The OCTC also acknowledged Lubrizol's encompassing respect for the environment that defined the project as a reason for the award, "Footprint of the project was engineered to avoid impacts to critical habitats resulting in the disturbance of less than 0.5 acres of low quality wetlands. To offset this impact, 8.4 acres of high quality wetlands and approximately 300 linear feet of Tiber Creek and its tributaries were preserved in perpetuity."
Commenting on the award, Painesville facility manager, Greg McCullough noted, "Lubrizol's investment in the Painesville facility reinforces our commitment to our customers, to our community and to sustainability in the way we conduct our business. As a proud participant in the global chemical industry, we are honored to have our efforts recognized by OCTC."
About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.