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St John Advance Together

St John Ind.

ADVANCE TOGETHER means to move forward and to accelerate the growth and progress as one group. When one moves forward, we all advance together.

We all can appreciate the notion of “together” following the separation caused by the pandemic. The St. John Industrial Group members want to Advance Together. Individual member companies are developing paths to Advance Together within their own facility, as well as united with other chemical  companies and with the St. John the Baptist community. We welcome ChampionX, our newest St. John Industrial Group member, located in Garyville. We are all thankful and grateful to be a part of St. John where we work and live.

This newsletter and website illustrate one example of our objective to Advance Together. The annual (except during COVID-19) Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day and active membership in the St. John Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) are two additional ways we Advance Together. Each of these three activities involve the community and illustrate our commitment to safety, the environment, community appreciation and maintaining successful, sustainable businesses.

Advance Together is not a new concept to this group, yet each company has a renewed commitment in 2020 and beyond to do so. 

DENKA PERFORMANCE ELASTOMER (DPE)  pursues these three goals as outlined in their mission statement:
Communicate through every action we take, our commitment to excellence in safety, health, and environmental performance.
Maximize the reliability of our product supply and our plant and use these to gain and sustain a competitive advantage.
Make our plant a great place to work, where employees are motivated and want to build lasting careers with DPE.

Further, DPE advances together by allowing and encouraging each employee the opportunity to contribute skills, talents and ideas to support and continuously improve the effectiveness of the quality management system.

NALCO WATER COMPANY is the world’s leading water treatment and process improvement company. They help customers reduce energy, water and natural resource consumption, minimizing environmental releases while boosting the bottom line. Nalco Water advances together to help customers improve efficiency while reducing water and energy use. With ambitious goals, Nalco Water works with customers and internally to support a safe and healthy world with sufficient resources for all.

Nalco Water’s “Goal Zero” safety goals are always zero incidents. They assess risk before work begins, identify and address safety issues and remedy hazardous situations. By 2030, Nalco Water aims to: Train and educate 100% of their associates to work safely 100% of the time.

AIR PRODUCTS’ higher purpose is to bring people together to collaborate and innovate solutions to the world’s most significant energy and  environmental sustainability challenges. They have built a reputation for innovative culture, operational excellence, and commitment to safety and the environment. Tomorrow’s challenges demand diverse thinking, applications expertise and a collaborative spirit. Air Products’ passionate and talented employees rise to this challenge every day by creating innovative solutions that benefit customers and our world.

DUPONT promotes “Thriving Together” with goals and values to innovate, protect and empower. Wherever DuPont operates around the world, they want to enable people and communities to thrive. You can see this of the DuPont– Pontchartrain employees who are active in many civic and charitable organizations in St. John and have been sincerely active for decades.

Our mission to drive positive change globally begins by making a difference locally.

An essential part of our mission is to connect with people and drive progress through community outreach, education partnerships, and a strong culture of volunteerism.

The two EVONIK sites in St. John are each individual businesses that manufacture different products, yet under the same parent company. Evonik accepts responsibility for its businesses, employees, the environment and society. Responsible action and economic success belong inseparably together. Sustainability is a central element of their purpose and “Leading Beyond Chemistry” brand. Evonik provides innovative solutions that help to make our
lives more sustainable, more healthy and more comfortable. “Together we rely on the values of diversity, fairness and inclusion and believe it makes us a stronger company.”

The newest St. John Industrial Group member is CHAMPIONX! They celebrated their one year anniversary in August. ChampionX provides chemistry programs and services, artificial lift solutions, automation and optimization equipment, and drilling technologies for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. The company and its employees are committed to improving lives through responsible operations and supports a lower-carbon future.From risk management to performance optimization, ChampionX collaborates with employees, customers and suppliers to minimize impact on the environment. Greenhouse gas reduction, minimizing waste, conserving resources, recycling and shrinking their footprint are all important elements of their sustainability commitment.

As you read this, it should be evident that “community”, “together” and “responsibility” are vital to each member company. Both as individual companies and together as St. John industry, they value and strive for lower emissions, sustainability and continuous improvement. The individuals inside each company and the Environmental, Safety and Health employees are devoted to Advance Together.

As we did in 2020 with great success and enthusiasm, this year we will again distribute information on the St. John Industrial Group website at complete with a restaurant gift card giveaway. To encourage everyone to review the 2020 emission data and receive our Advance
Together message we will include a local restaurant $50 gift card giveaway to six lucky St. John Parish resident winners. It’s fun and helps support local restaurants!

Please read the newsletter online in its entirety, then enter to win the gift card giveaway. Each library branch will receive 250 printed newsletters if you prefer to see the printed version.

Restaurant Giveaway


Hurricane Ida Recovery - St John the Baptist Parish information

The St. John Industrial Group encourages you to visit the useful Hurricane Ida Recovery page.
Let's Advance Together.  

Financial donations for St. John the Baptist recovery efforts can be made through St. John United Way.  (Click on St. John United Way.)


2021 St. John Industrial Group restaurant gift card prize winners and St. John Industrial Group member representatives.

Left to right:  Colby Laiche, ChampionX Production Team Leader; prize winner Alvin Harding, Jr.; Ashley Hill, ChampionX Site Manager; prize winner Richard Stricks; Brittany Breaux, Evonik – Reserve, EHSS Manager; Denise Richard, prize winner; and Jennifer Sparks, Evonik – Reserve Plant Admin.  (Not pictured:  Three winners were unavailable for the prize distribution.)


Read entire press release on Community Page.  (click here)

Look for this postcard in your mail about November 15th!


Click here to view our 2021 Newsletter.

Click here to view our 2020 Newsletter.


Click here to view our 2019 Newsletter.

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