CorsiTech is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the first-ever ChemStewards Sustainability Award for its efforts to reduce hazardous substances and greenhouse gas emissions and develop more sustainable products and practices at its Corsicana based facility. In addition, CorsiTech has received the 2011 Silver Award for its achievements in implementing a recognized environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program. The awards are given as part of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA) annual Performance Improvement Awards, sponsored by ChemStewards — the association’s EHS&S program.
CorsiTech is being recognized for its successful efforts to improve processes, replace solvents and improve products by reducing toxicity and reducing emissions as well as its thorough, results-oriented EHS&S employee training programs.
“We are pleased to receive these awards from SOCMA in recognition of our longstanding efforts to implement sustainability practices and for our company’s commitment to performance excellence,” said Tom Kowalski, Vice President. “In particular, we commend our employees for their hard work all year to reduce the hazards to public health and our environment.”
CorsiTech was recognized at SOCMA’s 90Annual Dinner on December 5in New York City. George Schneider and Rebecca Cain from CorsiTech accepted the awards at the dinner.
“CorsiTech’s hard work on their comprehensive environmental, health, safety and security program and on the reduction of their carbon footprint shows their commitment to constant improvement and to contributing to the quality of life in their community. SOCMA commends them on this honor and encourages CorsiTech to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards performance improvement program,” said SOCMA President Lawrence D. Sloan.
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, they have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making them the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of more than 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.socma.com.
ChemStewards is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards® is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit www.chemstewards.com.
CorsiTech, with a significant presence in Corsican and Houston, Texas, is a technology-based, market-focused organization with mature manufacturing capabilities and the capacity to support a variety of specialty chemical markets all over the world.
Three-peat: Blooming Grove's McGraw claims Grand Champion steer
It was a year of repeats for students entered in the 2014 Steer Show at the Navarro County Youth Expo.Lainie McGraw, 17, of Blooming Grove FFA, won the Grand Champion steer, as she did last year and the year before; and Noah Grounds, 15, of Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H won Grand Champion Showmanship, as he did last year. He also won the top prize for showmanship in the heifer show this year. He won reserve champion in that category last year.
Clagett takes top pen in Market Rabbits Division
Josiah Clagett of Corsicana FFA won Grand Champion in the Breeding Rabbits Division in 2010. It was his “rookie” year and first time to show.
Clagett came full circle this year to claim the other top rabbit title. He took home Grand Champion honors in the Market Rabbit Division Thursday at the 56th Annual Navarro County Youth Expo. The winning pen was the only one he entered.
Curl wins first leg of Commercial Heifers
Caleb Curl, 13, of Frost FFA, won grand champion of the commercial heifer show, the first leg of the commercial heifer overall prizes. Unlike a lot of the other animal categories, commercial heifers aren't show-things with smooth coats and stardust on their hooves. They're straight out of the pasture, a bit muddy and certainly not the lady-like, pampered creatures that will be led around the ring in the registered heifer show.
LIVE BLOG: College football signing day
Follow all the action on college football Signing Day with coverage from across the CNHI network as well as from the national sports media. Live coverage begins at 8 a.m. ET.
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ through Sunday at the Palace
It’s the big musical, the one that makes me think of ‘cast of thousands,’ or in our case, dozens at least, and it’s here only for a few short days. ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’ is Irving Berlin’s candy box treasure of a play about Annie Oakley, the sharpshooter in love with a showman.
It’s presented by the Warehouse Living Arts Center but because of its size is on stage at the Palace Theatre. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
Short named Farmer of the Year
Agriculture businesses like farming and ranching are the backbone of Navarro County. Many farming families go back several generations.
Since at least 1965, the Corsicana Rotary Club (Wednesday club) has recognized and said “thank you” to the unsung heroes of the soil.
New clinic open
A new medical practice in partnership with Navarro Regional Hospital is now offering comprehensive occupational medicine services.
Purdon man sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for gun violations
Erik Willis, 31 of Purdon, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to serve a total of 258 months in federal prison following his conviction at trial in July 2013 on three felony firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Heat Advisory issued for North Texas
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Corsicana’s Red Cross provides valuable assistance
Two weeks ago, when firefighters, oil field emergency crews and county crisis teams responded to a potential gas drilling disaster near Mildred there were also volunteers on the scene, serving cold water and Gatorade.
American Red Cross volunteers respond to a variety of situations, including fires, evacuations, tornadoes, and even bad car wrecks.
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