FRANKFORT, Ky. — Yesterday, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet visited Calvert City, Kentucky to present Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC, with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. This award signifies the achievement of 1,896,408 hours worked by Sekisui employees without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The Governor’s Safety and Health Award recognizes Kentucky’s employers and employees for outstanding safety and health performance in the workplace.
“Creating a healthy and safe work environment is crucial to the well-being of Kentucky’s workers,” stated Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary, David A. Dickerson. “I want to applaud Sekisui on this remarkable achievement and their dedication to promoting safe work habits.”
Sekisui offers a line of high-performance polyvinyl alcohol polymers and co-polymers used in paper, adhesive, packaging construction, personal care, and many other specialty formulations. Sekisui Specialty Chemicals is a subsidiary of the Sekisui Chemical group, a multi-billion dollar global company that delivers a wide range of products and services. The company is comprised of core businesses and technologies in housing, social infrastructure, and chemical solutions.
“At Sekisui, we embrace the ideals of safety first as a core of our business and work to ensure every member of our team has safety at the front of their mind in every activity, every day. We sincerely appreciate the Governor’s recognition of our team’s commitment to achieving a safe work environment,” stated Cory Sikora, president.
Charlie O’Rear, Sekisui director of EHS and Operations, also commented, “We appreciate the Governor recognizing companies that put safety as a top priority. People are the most important strength in our company and safety is and always will be the most important part of our job.”
This achievement marks the ninth Governor’s Safety and Health Award received by Sekisui, with their first award in 2010.
State Representative Chris Freeland (R–Benton) also extended praise. “Sekisui represents the commitment to workforce safety that our chemical plants collectively provide here in Marshall County. It’s a great honor to see them recognized for this prestigious award.”