CHEMICAL PRODUCTS strives to be as involved in the community it thrives in as possible.
Recently, the company became involved with the REACH Georgia scholarship program with the Bartow County School System.
The overarching goal of REACH Georgia is to provide greater college access for students throughout Georgia and prepare them for the 21st Century workplace.
“THE BETTER PREPARED OUR STUDENTS ARE, THE BETTER THE WORKFORCE WILL BE.”
Since the program’s launch in 2012, all REACH Scholars are in good standing and eligible to receive their scholarships upon graduation. Recipients must have:
- Attended school regularly
- Maintained good behavior
- Kept a minimum 2.5 GPA in rigorous coursework
REACH Georgia strengthens the next generation of employees. The Bartow County School System wants to know what local businesses need. REACH Georgia works with their high schools and College and Career Academy to make sure students are learning those in-demand skills.
REACH Georgia is a great way for local businesses to support the school system. By supporting REACH Georgia, CPC is making a positive impact on the community.
Through the company's involvement and donation given by Chemical Products Corporation, the REACH Georgia scholarship program was able to select six additional students to the program. Their 2017 cohort of five students completed the year with an average of 89% in their classes, with over half of those being A.P. courses. Their 2018 cohort was recently and are very excited about getting started.
Not only will REACH Georgia be working closely with the scholarship recipients, but they will also meet with the candidates that were not selected to make sure they continue on the right track toward graduation. That will be a total of 30 students being mentored next year through REACH Georgia. REACH intends to keep CPC updated during the upcoming school year on these students’ progress and educational journey.
Chemical Products Corporation Places Strontium Business and its Reynosa, Mexico Facility Into a World-Wide Joint Venture with Solvay
CPC’s Cartersville, Georgia Facility and Business
Remains Outside the Joint Venture
CPC announces today that the new joint company Solvay & CPC Barium Strontium GmbH & Co. KG was created after the finalization of a definitive agreement. The new company, a joint venture between member companies of Chemical Products Corporation (CPC) and Solvay Group, will provide worldwide management of the partners’ barium carbonate and strontium carbonate technical grades, sodium sulfide, sodium hydrosulfide and strontium nitrate businesses.
Solvay is an international chemicals and pharmaceuticals group with headquarters in Brussels. It is present in more than 50 countries and employs some 33,000 people in is Chemicals, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals activities. Including Fournier Pharma, its 2004 sales amounted to EUR 8.5 billion. Solvay is listed on the Euronext 100 index of top European companies.
CPC’s Cartersville, Georgia plant, which has been in the chemical business since 1933, will continue to produce and sell barium carbonate, barium chloride, paper, agriculture, and electronic chemicals. This facility will not be included in the joint venture. However, CPC’s Strontium Nitrate production on the same site will be included in the joint venture.
The new company, which is headquartered in Hanover, Germany, is held by Solvay and by CPC. The main production sites for the joint venture are in Germany (Bad Hoenningen), Mexico (Monterrey & Reynosa), India (Sri Kalahasti) and Korea (Onsan). The Reynosa, Mexico facility CPC de Mexico was the CPC manufacturing facility contributed to the joint venture.
“The barium and strontium business is facing the challenge of a rapidly changing technological and geographical end-use market place,” said Ray Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the joint venture. “We are fortunate to have these two leading companies join forces to face this challenge, thereby enhancing our future competitiveness throughout the world.”
Ballard Mauldin, President of CPC and Board Member of the new joint venture commented, “The Solvay-CPC Joint Venture will have a global presence and the economies of scale to pursue the migration of the cathode ray tube business to Asia. In addition, the joint venture is positioned very well for new display technologies. By retaining Cartersville, CPC will continue to develop its current line of specialty barium and strontium salts as well as complimentary products for a host of applications in electronics, magnetics, pigment and structural ceramic applications.”