News | June 17, 2019

Best Practices In Chemical Plant Safety Panel To Feature MFG Chemical's Barry Lassiter At Specialty & Agro Chemicals America, September 5, Charleston, SC


MFG Chemical, a global leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing, will send VP Operations, Barry Lassiter, to speak on Best Practices in Chemical Plant Safety, to be held on Thursday, September 5 at the upcoming Specialty & Agro Chemicals America in Charleston, South Carolina.

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MFG Chemical VP Operations, Barry Lassiter to present

MFG Chemical VP Operations, Barry Lassiter to present "Best Practices in Chemical Plant Safety" on Sept. 5 at Specialty & Agro Chemicals America Show, Charleston, SC.

Mr. Lassiter is one of the world’s foremost authorities on chemical plant safety, having served a 40 year career at DuPont managing operations and safety functions, then joining MFG Chemical as Director, EHS&S, where he instituted a world-class safety culture throughout the company.

According to Barry, “There is nothing more important than creating a safe work environment in the plant because all employees have the right and expectation to return home to their families safe every day. Establishing a desired safety culture is a great undertaking and requires continuous management… but if on a daily basis you reinforce Safety as a 'Value,' it becomes part of your company’s DNA, is embraced by everyone and pays big dividends to both the employee and the company. But beyond all else, it is the right thing to do.”

According to Conference Organizer Tom Leahy, “Plant safety is a hot topic throughout the chemical industry. Everyone wants and deserves a safe work environment, and most companies recognize they could improve in this area. We called upon MFG Chemical’s Barry Lassiter to speak on this important topic because of his passion for safety and his well-known record of safety achievements at DuPont and MFG Chemical. I believe this will be a very popular session.”

About MFG Chemical

MFG Chemical is a leading specialty and custom chemical manufacturer for a variety of global markets, including agriculture, asphalt, graphic arts, lubricants, mining, oilfield, paints & coatings, personal care, pulp & paper and water treatment. The company operates four manufacturing facilities with world-class product development capabilities in Northwest Georgia and Pasadena, Texas, the company’s 4th chemical plant, and has catapulted into one of the world’s largest consumers of maleic anhydride and producers of sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinates (DOSS), among many other chemistries and reactions. In addition, the company recently received two SOCMA Awards for plant safety and has achieved ISO 9001-2015 Certification. For more information, visit

About Chemicals America

The Chemicals America events are uniquely designed to bring together buyers and suppliers of specialty chemical materials, custom & toll chemical manufacturing, process equipment, formulations and related contract services for the specialty chemical, agrochemical and industrial chemical markets. Specialty & Agro Chemicals America has taken place annually in Charleston, South Carolina each September since 2012. The new Specialty & Custom Chemicals America event launched this past February 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas, rounding out the offering for the specialty chemical industry with two distinct annual meeting points in the Southeast and Southwest US.

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