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News and Media

At Americas Styrenics, we pride ourselves on product innnovation and we value environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility and community involvement. We invite you to browse the latest AmSty news and events.

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Polystyrene Foam Recycling Grant Recipients Awarded

The Woodlands, Texas – August 21, 2015 – Nearly $100,000 has been awarded to grant recipients this year through a partnership between AmSty and The Foam Recycling Coalition (“FRC”). The Foam Recycling Grant program, which is partially underwritten by AmSty and led by the FRC, is intended to fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling. The grant specifically targeted facilities that handle products considered difficult to recycle, such as foam cups, clamshells, meat trays, and egg cartons.

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Ohio Chemistry Technology Council Recognizes AmSty for Exceptional Safety and Environmental Performance

The Woodlands, Texas – June 3, 2015 – The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) has recognized AmSty's Hanging Rock plant for excellent performance in environmental, health, safety and security at the organization’s annual Awards for Excellence ceremony. The OCTC is the state’s most influential supporter of Ohio’s chemical industry, which is one of the largest chemical manufacturing states in the U.S.

According to the Council’s website, “The Awards for Excellence are presented to companies that have shown commitment to the protection of people and the environment, safety at its facilities and effective communications with the public...”

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AmSty Receives OSHA Awards for Safety Excellence

The Woodlands, Texas – May 20, 2015 – The AmSty St. James Styrene Monomer Plant has earned two awards from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The plant received the Region VI Regional Administrator’s Award and the Star of Excellence Award in recognition for its outstanding safety performance in 2014. This is the second consecutive year that the St. James plant has received the Region VI Regional Administrator’s Award. The facility has been designated as a "Star" site, the highest honor in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs, since 1997.

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AmSty Receives CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award

The Woodlands, Texas – May 5, 2015 – Railroad transportation services company CSX has awarded AmSty a Chemical Safety Excellence award, recognizing the company for its commitment to safe transportation of chemicals by rail. AmSty became eligible for the award by shipping more than 600 carloads of chemicals during the 2014 calendar year without a chemical release due to controllable factors.

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AmSty Supports Funding for Foam Recycling Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – February 17, 2015The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") – a group of plastics industry suppliers, converters and companies who use foodservice packaging – launched a new grant program to help fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling. The program specifically targets foam products that are traditionally considered difficult to recycle, such as foam cups, clamshells, meat trays, and egg cartons. The grant underwriters hope to demonstrate the potential for polystyrene recycling.

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AmSty’s St. James Plant Receives LCA SAFE Award for Third Consecutive Year

The Woodlands, Texas – December 29, 2014 – The Louisiana Chemical Association ("LCA"), Louisiana's leading chemical industry alliance, has recognized the Americas Styrenics ("AmSty") plant for its outstanding safe operations, for the third year in a row. The "Best in Louisiana" Award for Safety and Environmental Excellence is awarded each year to one company in each class, according to its number of employees.

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AmSty Opens Styrene Truck Terminal in Joliet

Channahon, Illinois – September 16, 2014 – Americas Styrenics announces the opening of a new styrene truck terminal at its Channahon (Joliet), Illinois facility, beginning October 1. The terminal, which is wholly owned by AmSty, will schedule shipments seven days per week, according to Jon Timbers, Production Manager for the Joliet plant. AmSty has reached an agreement with neighboring Hoffman Transportation to supply a dedicated number of trucks exclusively for the terminal.

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AmSty Announces Successful Completion of SAP Enterprise Organization Strategy and ERP Implementation

The Woodlands, Texas  August 13, 2014 – Americas Styrenics LLC announced completion of a multi-year redesign of its Enterprise Organization Strategy (EOS), involving large-scale insourcing of business services and the implementation of SAP’s ECC 6.0 Suite on HANA enterprise software in the HANA Enterprise Cloud. 

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AmSty Leadership Meets with Congressional Officials in D.C.

The Woodlands, Texas – July 23, 2014 – Representatives from Americas Styrenics joined members from nine plastics industry trade associations in Washington, D.C. on July 22-23 for the 2014 Plastics Industry Fly-In. Meetings were held with Members of Congress and Administration officials to discuss how pressing issues will impact the health and viability of the plastics industry.

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Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Tours AmSty Plant in Torrance

The Woodlands, Texas - May 2, 2014 – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-66) recently visited the Americas Styrenics (“AmSty”) facility in Torrance, California to discuss concerns about energy reliability and cost. The Assembly-member reviewed the documented impact of power outages and discussed plans to improve energy reliability in southern California.

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