CLEVELAND, Ohio -- 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, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees. For more information, visit www.Lubrizol.com.
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