As reported in THE DICKSON HERALD NEWS, Zochem, a leading producer of zinc oxide for industry, has been recognized by Tennessee’s governor for the Dickson plant’s exemplary safety record. The plant produces zinc oxide powder and pellets for every major market application and is also a major supplier to the tire, rubber, chemical, electrical/electronics, animal feed, fertilizer and ceramics markets.
Zochem “has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace,” said state Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”
City of Dickson Mayor Don Weiss Jr. also spoke of the achievement, “Dickson is proud to be home to industries such as Zinc Oxide (now Zochem) who make employee safety a priority and to employees who make the extra effort to create and maintain a safe working environment.” Weiss continued. “In its four years since joining the employment base in the William D. Field-Dickson County Industrial Park, the company has quickly become a thriving producer of zinc oxide for use in multiple applications.”
Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial was also happy that Zinc Oxide chose Dickson County. “They are a great industry, on the cutting edge of production in their product,” Rial said. “They are a great employer and a fantastic corporate citizen. It is a great partnership with our community.”
Weiss offered specific congratulations to company officials, including Chairman Russ Robinson, President Ron Crittendon, Plant Manager Jimmy Kight, Safety Director John Stourac and “all of the Zinc Oxide team.