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Three Teknor Apex Facilities Receive Vinyl Institute Awards for Worker Safety and Environmental Excellence The Vinyl Institute has presented three Teknor Apex Company facilities with Safety and Environmental Awards for 2017. The annual awards honor individual plants operated in the United States and Canada by manufacturers of PVC-related monomers, resins, compounds, and plasticizers, based on data compiled by an independent third party. The Teknor Apex compounding plant in Pawtucket, RI received an Environmental Excellence Award from the Vinyl Institute for “an outstanding track record for five consecutive years.” The performance is measured in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants. In addition, Teknor Apex received Safety Performance Awards for its PVC / CPVC compounding facility in Jamestown, NC, and its plas ticizer additive plant in Brownsville, TN. The awards honor facilities at which there were no OSHA- recordable incidents during the year. “We are proud to be honored by the Vinyl Institute, whose awards program reflects our own commitment at Teknor Apex to ensuring that working conditions are safe and production processes are environmentally responsible,” said Louis Cappucci, senior vice president in charge of the vinyl and plasticizer businesses. . Visit www.vinylinfo.org A video about the 2017 Vinyl Institute Safety and Environmental Awards is available at: http://www.vinylinfo.org/resources/videos/vi-2017- health-safety-and-environmental-award-recipients The Vinyl Institute, founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade organization representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, and vinyl additives and modifiers. The Vinyl Institute serves as the voice for the vinyl industry, engaging industry stakeholders in shaping the future of the vinyl industry. The U.S. vinyl industry encompasses nearly 3,000 vinyl manufacturing facilities, more than 350,000 employees, and an overall economic value of $54B. WIRE NEWS January 2018 7