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.
Northland Communications is thrilled to announce the launch of their newest product innovation, Invi TV. The Invi TV Launch Party will take place on Feb. 9, 2012 at Corsicana’s newly remodeled Interactive Showroom from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1500 N. Beaton in Corsicana.
Northland invites you take an exclusive look at the future of entertainment at this exciting event. Invi TV is your ultimate source for unlimited viewing of your favorite TV shows, movies, and sports all in crystal clear HD. The Northland team will show you how Invi TV makes it easier than ever to watch what you want, whenever you want.
Northland has been the local communications provider in Corsicana for over 25 years. The company continues to expand its services and develop new and innovative products to enhance the overall communication and entertainment experience. Northland currently provides digital and high definition television, high-speed Internet and home phone services to the Corsicana Community.
Northland’s ground-breaking new product, Invi TV, features a truly customizable entertainment experience by integrating their exclusive TurboPower high speed internet and HD TV services. Customers will have the opportunity to access and explore some of the most advanced services and entertainment technology available such as YouTube, Netflix, TiVo, Pandora, Hulu, ESPN3, social media sites and more.
Please call your local Northland Communications office at (903) 872-3131 if you have questions about Northland’s Invi TV Launch Party or about any of the services they provide.
Berry Chrysler Dodge Jeep is pleased to announce the addition of Jose Martinez to its sales staff. Martinez, originally from Houston, relocated to Corsicana from Fayetteville, Ark. roughly a year ago with his wife, Lisa, and their four children. Martinez has met many in the community over the last year in a sales position with another auto dealership, but looks forward to meeting many more folks in his new position with Berry Chrysler.
‘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
• Avoid the Heat. Stay out of the heat and indoors as much as possible. Spend time in an air conditioned space. Only two hours a day in an air-conditioned space can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related illness.
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.
Texas Legislature debates road funding
The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state's Rainy Day Fund.
Tax rolls reflect closures
The industrial closures that were announced over a year ago have finally come home to roost in the form of lower tax appraisals in Corsicana and Navarro County.
Sheriff attends conference
Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner recently attended the Sheriff’s Association of Texas 135th Annual Training Conference at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, July 20-23. Over 1,500 peace officers were in attendance.
Downed line blocks traffic
Traffic on East State Highway 31 was halted Thursday when an 18-wheeler hit a sagging telephone line, brining down the line and compromising two utility poles.
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