MAULDIN, SC, May 2, 2016 — BASF’s Mauldin, South Carolina, site has been recognized by AdvanceSC, an initiative that awards grants to South Carolina manufacturers using energy saving applications. The site received the distinction for reducing its energy consumption through modifications to its heating process.
Production processes at BASF’s Mauldin plant previously relied on steam. Recently, the plant replaced the steam process with a tempered water process. By making this change, BASF reduced its environmental footprint by consuming less energy to heat the water to a lower temperature.
“We are committed to continually reducing our environmental impact,” said Neville Lockwood, Manager of BASF’s Mauldin and White Stone sites. “By improving our production processes to use less energy, we continue that commitment. At the same time we become more efficient as a company.”
AdvanceSC awarded BASF Mauldin with a manufacturing competitiveness grant for their efforts, valued at $15,000. The manufacturing competitiveness grant was also a key component of BASF’s Business Black Box Green Award, an award given by a South Carolina business magazine in February naming BASF as one of the greenest companies in the region.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.
AdvanceSC was established by Duke Energy in 2004 to support communities in its South Carolina service area through grants for public assistance and economic development programs. AdvanceSC concentrates on advancing education to support industry, assisting other economic development organizations to attract and retain industries in Duke Energy’s service territory and enhancing the competitive position of manufacturers in its service area.