Calgon Carbon Corporation Receives 2012 Industry Of The Year Award From Hancock County Chamber Of Commerce
Calgon Carbon Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of granular activated carbon, received the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Industry of the Year award. Acknowledged for its contributions to the economy of Hancock County, Mississippi, Calgon Carbon accepted the award at the 2012 Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala on September 13 in the Hollywood Casino Grand Ballroom. Every year, the Gala recognizes outstanding achievements in citizenship, tourism, industry, and business.
Calgon Carbon was recognized for its Pearl River Plant’s contributions to the local community in Port Bienville Industrial Park, Hancock County. Located in Pearlington, Mississippi, and in operation since 1991, the plant manufactures activated carbon, which is shipped throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
As the second-largest activated carbon manufacturing plant in the company, the Pearl River Plant has 43 employees, produces more than 40 million pounds of granular and powdered activated carbon annually, and resides on a 100-acre site. The plant recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of production.
“We are honored to be presented with the 2012 Industry of the Year award by the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce,” commented James A. Sullivan, senior vice president, Americas. “With more than twenty years of history in Pearlington, we are proud of our economic and environmental contributions to the local community, and we look forward to continuing to make these strides for years to come.”
For more than 30 years, the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce has been honoring world-class citizens at its Annual Awards Gala. For more information on the awards, please visit www.hancockchamber.org.
About Calgon Carbon Corporation
Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner. For more information, visit www.calgoncarbon.com.
SOURCE: Calgon Carbon Corporation