AdvanSix Donates Safety Equipment to Hopewell, VA Fire Department
February 1, 2017
For the sixth year in a row, AdvanSix outfits Hopewell firefighters
as part of commitment to the community
Parsippany, N.J. and Hopewell, Va., Feb. 1, 2017 — AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) said today that its Hopewell and Chesterfield, Va. facilities recently donated approximately $6,100 in firefighting gear to the Hopewell Fire Department. The gear includes bunker coats and pants for three firefighters to use on the job.
“AdvanSix appreciates all of the work that the local Hopewell Fire stations do to keep our community safe, especially the cooperative training and drills with our plant’s Emergency Brigade. These drills help ensure fast response to potential emergencies,” said Fred Harry, plant manager for the AdvanSix Hopewell facility. “This is just one small way we can support them as they do their jobs safely and successfully.”
Hopewell Fire Department Chief Donny Hunter was very appreciative of the most recent donation. “The gear is great quality and helps us tremendously from both a firefighting and budgetary perspective,” he said. “Working with AdvanSix, we continue to build a strong relationship that not only involves Emergency Response, but also provides more protection for the citizens of the communities we serve.”
AdvanSix, formerly part of Honeywell, has given more than $30,000 in equipment to the local fire department since 2011.
The Hopewell site employs more than 650 people and is one of the world’s largest single-site producers of caprolactam, a primary feedstock for nylon polymers. Hopewell is also a global leader in the production of ammonium sulfate fertilizers. The Chesterfield plant employs more than 300 people and is one of the largest U.S. producers of nylon 6 resins.
AdvanSix is a leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, a polymer resin which is a synthetic material used by our customers to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments and films that, in turn, are used in such end-products as automotive and electronic components, carpets, sports apparel, fishing nets and food and industrial packaging. As a result of our backward integration and the configuration of our manufacturing facilities, we also sell caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, acetone and other intermediate chemicals, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advan6.com.
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