The Victoria- based nylon intermediates production facility of INVISTA has won a STAR recognition from the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), once again. In 2007, it was the first among the INVISTA intermediate sites to be presented with the STAR status and now the first to earn its recertification.
According to Senior Vice President of Operations of INVISTA, Dave Dotson, this recertification recognition results from the employees’ dynamic endeavor. The company focuses on 10,000 % compliance with the safety standards that contributed to the site receiving its first recertification as a VPP STAR facility.
Following a complete third-party inspection that was part of the VPP recertification process, OSHA presented the Victoria facility with the distinguished VPP STAR recertification. Assessments were conducted on the site for excellent operations performance, safety record, and safety and health programs. The prestigious STAR recertification was presented at an event in Victoria. The participants at the event included the regional leaders of OSHA, senior business leaders of INVISTA and its employees, and Victoria community leaders.
The well-recognized INVISTA’s Victoria site is a milestone of the INVISTA Intermediates business. Based on a 4,500- ac space in south Victoria county, the site has been operating since the early 1950s and initially produced nylon 6,6 intermediate chemicals of adipic acid, adiponitrile, and hexamethylenediamine. These chemicals are being used to manufacture nylon fiber, resins and specialty products and in the production of INVISTA customer brands including CORDURA, ANTRON, and STAINMASTER.