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  • BASF Creates Chemistry With Local Students For National Chemistry Week

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.In celebration of National Chemistry Week, several employees from BASF’s Chattanooga sites brought the Kids’ Lab program to more than 100 Orchard Knob Elementary School fifth grade students.BASF employees led science experiments that promoted learning about chemistry and safety. Each student received a backpack with notebooks to record their observations, along with a BASF apron and safety glasses.BASF Kids’ Lab is an ed...  Read More...

  • BASF Food Drive Secures More Than 1,500 Contributed Meals In Fight To End Hunger

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.In support of National Hunger Action Month in September, BASF employees participated in a canned food drive in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The month-long food drive and monetary donations from employees resulted in more than 1,500 meals contributed to the food bank - double the amount collected from BASF’s food drive last year. “BASF encourages employees to support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank throu...  Read More...

  • Elementary Students, Teachers Begin School Year with Supplies Donated by BASF

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.From left, Robert Gagliano (BASF site director), E’tienne Easley (OKE Family Partnership specialist), LaFrederick Thirkill (OKE principal), Tyler Chamblin (BASF project engineer and Back to School Supply Drive leader), Jack Jones (BASF team eader), William Thomas (BASF operations manager), Chuck Defriese (BASF engineering specialist) and Kathy Loeffler (BASF admin associate)Orchard Knob Elementary School received a donation of more than $...  Read More...

  • EPB Recognizes BASF for Leadership in Sustainable Energy Usage

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.EPB’s Key Customer and Energy Services groups, along with partners at TVA, presented BASF representatives with official plaques recognizing the company’s sustainable energy milestones. Pictured left to right: Tony Robinson, BASF Quality Group leader; Ethan Ogle, TVA program manager, Renewable Energy Solutions Home and Business; Clark Bingham, BASF Production Group leader; Greg Brown, BASF continuous improvement specialist; David Wade, EPB...  Read More...

  • Filling Jobs Toughest Task for Tennessee Manufacturers

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.com.With one of every four factory workers retiring in the next decade, Tennessee manufacturers say their biggest worry is getting enough qualified workers for the future for increasingly technology-based factories, even with an average manufacturing wage in the state of $66,000.Despite the labor challenge, however, manufacturers are more optimistic since Donald Trump was elected president and the state revamped its tax system this year.Amo...  Read More...

  • Good News about Our Jobs, Career Training

    This article was originally published on clevelandbanner.com.From Tom Rowland Cleveland MayorThere's been some great news recently from Cleveland State Community College. CSCC is starting its second half-century by adding even more services that will make our Cleveland area workforce even stronger.Early in July, Cleveland State received a Veterans Reconnect Grant through the governor's Drive to 55 initiative. The Cleveland State grant, valued at $80,000, from the Tennessee Higher Education Commi...  Read More...

  • TMA Director Eyes Workforce Future

    This article was originally published on clevelandbanner.com. More than 25 percent of the current Tennessee workforce will retire by 2025.According to Denise Rice, director of the Tennessee Manufacturers Association, that makes the need to ensure traning for the next generation of workers to be available in order to fill the void that will be created by those retirements.Rice visited the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Thursday as part of her statewide tour which is collaborating with loca...  Read More...

  • BASF Donates Emergency Response Vehicle to Dallas Bay Fire Department

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Pictured left to right is Amanda Hodges, BASF‘s process engineer; Jeff Moses, BASF‘s team leader and Tracer Team captain; Marcus Fritts, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department chief; Bill Derryberry, BASF’s Production Group leader and Tracer Team member; Larry Fugatt, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief; Mitch McClure, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department; and Rob Gagliano, BASF‘s site director at Ch...  Read More...

  • BASF Hosts Community Advisory Panel Meeting in Chattanooga

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.BASF’s Community Advisory Panel in Chattanooga includes individuals representing neighbors, educators, customers, health care providers, professional associations, public and emergency services specialists and elected officials of the community. The CAP meets twice annually in an open-forum style to share information about BASF’s operations and environmental, health and safety performance, while also discussing current issues ...  Read More...

  • Tennessee Manufacturers Association wants to hear from local manufacturers

    This article was originally published on thedailytimes.com. The Tennessee Chamber, which also serves as the Tennessee Manufacturers Association, is hosting a manufacturing round table discussion from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Blount Partnership, 201 S.   Read More...

  • BASF Employees Support "Dream Big"

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.BASF employees in Chattanooga supported the “Dream Big: Engineering our World” event earlier this month at IMAX Theater in Chattanooga.The event provided opportunities to hundreds of local students to meet women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.Ashley Thompson, BASF engineer at the Chattanooga site and recent 2017 STEP Ahead winner, spoke to the female students from local schools about career opportunities in ma...  Read More...

  • Chattanooga BASF Employee Receives National Manufacturing Award

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Ashley ThompsonAshley Thompson, process engineer at BASF in Chattanooga, was recognized as an Emerging Leader in the industry through The Manufacturing Institute’s 2017 STEP Ahead Awards.Focusing on science, technology, engineering and production (STEP), the program honored 130 women nationally for their advocacy, mentorship, engagement and leadership in the industry. Of those recognized, only 30 women were given the prestigious des...  Read More...

  • Former Cormetech Manager Denise Rice to Lead Tennessee Manufacturers Association

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.com.A former plant manager for Cormetech's manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn., has been named as director of the Tennessee Manufacturers Association.Denise Rice, a 25-year manufacturing veteran who founded her own workforce development consulting firm in Chattanooga this past July, will head the manufacturers' division of the Nashville- based Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Rice, who will continue to live in Chattanooga ...  Read More...

  • Wacker Institute Apprenticeship Program Benefits Company, Students

    This article was originally published on Nooga.com. For previous generations, apprenticeships were common transitions into adulthood. In the days when post-secondary education was rarer and less necessary, apprenticeships were practical, hands-on ways to learn a skill in the absence of a classroom.Although apprenticeships aren't as common as they once were, some institutions still embrace the potential that the hands-on training can offer.   Read More...

  • Wacker Project Making History, Prepares for Production Startup

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. Wacker continues to flex its financial muscle at its sprawling plant construction site that the company terms the largest single private manufacturing project ever in Tennessee."It's the third largest construction site in North America," said George Graham, production manager for Wacker.The German-based Wacker is investing $2.4 billion at its Charleston, Tenn., plant, which later this year is scheduled to begin production of polysilico...  Read More...

  • BASF Helps Hixson High School Students Create Chemistry With A $2,000 Sponsorship

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Students at Hixson High School are creating chemistry with the support of BASF, who contributed $2,000 toward the purchase of needed chemicals and lab equipment for the school.Officials said, "With its first Chattanooga plant built in 1964, BASF has been a long-time partner in the science education of the youth of greater Chattanooga."    Read More...

  • BASF Sponsors UTC Engineering Students With $3,000 Contribution

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com. Students and faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga accepted a $3,000 donation from BASF employees, including $1,500 to support the university’s American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) student chapter competition team and $1,500 to support UTC’s Chem-E-Car competition team.“BASF is proud to play a role in enriching the lives of our future engi...  Read More...

  • BASF Donates $2,000 To Chattanooga State Athletes

    This article was originally published on Chattanoogan.com. BASF donated $2,000 to the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Chattanooga State Community College. The company has been a primary sponsor of the Tiger Athletics basketball program since 2009."BASF is proud to support Chattanooga State for the great chemistry they create between the school and the community,“ said Robert Gagliano, BASF Chattanooga site manager.   Read More...