We will become a premier specialty chemicals and materials company through customer focus, superior technology, operational excellence and employee commitment so that we can take pride in our achievements.

We make safety the first priority—the core of all we do.

We are committed to protecting the health and well-being of the communities in which we conduct business.

We respect every employee, recognizing our mutual need to be safe, healthy, and successful. We value each other for our diverse ideas, experiences, and backgrounds.

We encourage our people to be innovative, to take action, to make independent decisions, and to be accountable for their actions.

Each of us strives to lead and motivate by example and consistently live these core values. We coach, train, and empower employees to reach their full potential.

We work as groups and individuals toward our common goal in a spirited and selfless manner.

Continuous Improvement
We relentlessly pursue doing the right things better.

We are committed to providing the resources to develop technology that will build and sustain our businesses.

We are fair, honest, and consistent in our business and personal practices.

Total Quality Management
We are committed to continually improve in:

  • Satisfying the customer.
  • Having the minimum practical number of managerial layers—management supporting, coaching, and empowering employees.
  • Performing only value-added activities and rigorously eliminating those which are not.
  • Becoming effective and efficient in the performance of these value-added activities.
  • Maximizing effective teamwork, both multi-functional and within the natural work group.
  • Measuring our performance, correcting our deficiencies, and applauding our successes.
  • Using the ISO 9001 : 2000 Quality System in all functional areas.
  • Above all, continuing to learn new techniques, new tools, and new methods to meet the challenges of the future.

Quality Policy
We are dedicated to providing products and services which consistently meet or exceed the requirements of our customers. We promote personal involvement, teamwork, continuous improvement, and proactive problem solving to drive this commitment to quality. In every facet of our operations we are dedicated to applying these principles while maintaining an equal commitment to the health and safety of our employees, plant neighbors, customers, and the environment. © 2009