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Huntsman’s Los Angeles site was named southern California’s Facility of the Year.

Huntsman’s Advanced Materials manufacturing site in Los Angeles was selected as the 2009 Southern California Facility of the Year in the large industry category by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). The plant-which produces adhesives, syntactics, laminating resins, encapsulants and potting materials-supports customers in the design, fabrication, and assembly of components used in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, power, and general manufacturing industries.

Facility Modernization

As part of a $20 million modernization over the past four years, the facility has advanced production, quality control and process development capabilities. It is AS9100:2004 and ISO 9100:2000 certified.

Qualities that led the CWEA Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention, and Stormwater Subcommittee to choose Huntsman for this award included its knowledgeable and committed environmental staff; innovative processes; zero discharge of treated wastewater; preventative maintenance efforts to minimize or reuse waste materials; and a consistent record of compliance with sewer and storm water discharge requirements.

In a letter notifying Huntsman of its award, Paul D. Schmidtbauer, chairman of the Awards Subcommittee (South), noted, “Companies such as yours provide an example of how a joint commitment by management and employees to effective waste management yields results.

About Huntsman

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and (later) for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has more than 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The company had 2009 revenues of approximately $8 billion.

About the CWEA

Founded in 1927, the California Water Environment Association is a not-for-profit association of 9,000-plus professionals in the wastewater industry. The CWEA is a state member association of the Water Environment Federation, which provides technical education and training for thousands of water quality professionals who clean water and return it safely to the environment.

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