Best Practices in Chemical Plant Safety Panel to Feature MFG Chemical’s Barry Lassiter at Specialty & Agro Chemicals America, September 5, Charleston, SC

DALTON, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MFG Chemical, a global leader in specialty and custom chemical
manufacturing, will send VP Operations, Barry Lassiter, to speak on Best
Practices in Chemical Plant Safety, to be held on Thursday, September 5
at the upcoming Specialty & Agro Chemicals America in Charleston, South

Mr. Lassiter is one of the world’s foremost authorities on chemical
plant safety, having served a 40 year career at DuPont managing
operations and safety functions, then joining MFG Chemical as Director,
EHS&S, where he instituted a world-class safety culture throughout the

According to Barry, “There is nothing more important than creating a
safe work environment in the plant because all employees have the right
and expectation to return home to their families safe every day.
Establishing a desired safety culture is a great undertaking and
requires continuous management… but if on a daily basis you reinforce
Safety as a ‘Value,’ it becomes part of your company’s DNA, is embraced
by everyone and pays big dividends to both the employee and the company.
But beyond all else, it is the right thing to do.”

According to Conference Organizer Tom Leahy, “Plant safety is a hot
topic throughout the chemical industry. Everyone wants and deserves a
safe work environment, and most companies recognize they could improve
in this area. We called upon MFG Chemical’s Barry Lassiter to speak on
this important topic because of his passion for safety and his
well-known record of safety achievements at DuPont and MFG Chemical. I
believe this will be a very popular session.”

About MFG Chemical

MFG Chemical is a leading specialty and custom chemical manufacturer for
a variety of global markets, including agriculture, asphalt, graphic
arts, lubricants, mining, oilfield, paints & coatings, personal care,
pulp & paper and water treatment. The company operates four
manufacturing facilities with world-class product development
capabilities in Northwest Georgia and Pasadena, Texas, the company’s 4th
chemical plant, and has catapulted into one of the world’s largest
consumers of maleic anhydride and producers of sodium dioctyl
sulfosuccinates (DOSS), among many other chemistries and reactions. In
addition, the company recently received two SOCMA Awards for plant
safety and has achieved ISO 9001-2015 Certification. For more
information, visit

About Chemicals America

The Chemicals America events are uniquely designed to bring together
buyers and suppliers of specialty chemical materials, custom & toll
chemical manufacturing, process equipment, formulations and related
contract services for the specialty chemical, agrochemical and
industrial chemical markets. Specialty & Agro Chemicals America has
taken place annually in Charleston, South Carolina each September since
2012. The new Specialty & Custom Chemicals America event launched this
past February 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas, rounding out the offering for
the specialty chemical industry with two distinct annual meeting points
in the Southeast and Southwest US.


Media Contact:
Jon Amdursky
MFG Chemical
Phone (201)
[email protected]

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