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ICL Supresta



ICL Supresta

ICL Supresta
Project Type:
Existing
Location: Cabell County
Supresta produces more than 80 phosphorus-based products used in industrial applications ranging from flame retardants for polyurethane foam and engineering resins to plasticizers for the plastics industry and functional fluids for power stations. Supresta operates plants in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia; and Bitterfeld, Germany, as well as two R7D and applications centers. It markets its products throughout the world, with particular strength in North America and Europe.

In August 2007, Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL) completed its acquisition of Supresta LLC, establishing ICL as a world leader in phosphorus-based flame retardants.

The Gallipolis Ferry site has used the GGWFP award to further the skills of the work force. Some examples of this are using outside vendors to give the maintenance staff fundamentals of electricity training. The training was structured to give the maintenance employees a general overview of electrical theory and basic issues they will encounter on a day to day basis. Another example is welding certifications. Supresta has been able to get five welders certified with the GGWFP funding.

The GGWFP also has been utilized for safety training. Supresta has used this funding to provide mobile crane safety and scaffolding “competent person” training. Maintenance employees also were the focus of this training.

Kurt Dailey, human resources manager of the Gallipolis Ferry plant, states, “This program has allowed Supresta to significantly improve the skills of our maintenance employees; we could not have certified our welders without it. It’s important to have the best qualified people and this program helps us get there.”
"This program has allowed Supresta to significantly improve the skills of our maintenance employees; we could not have certified our welders without it. It’s important to have the best qualified people and this program helps us get there.”

Kurt Dailey,
Human Resources Manager, Gallipolis Ferry Plant