Ascend’s Chocolate Bayou Facility Earns OSHA VPP Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year

HOUSTON--()--Ascend Performance Materials’ Chocolate Bayou facility has received the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region VI Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star of Excellence award. This marks the fourth year in a row that Ascend’s Chocolate Bayou facility has received an award as part of OSHA’s VPP.

The OSHA VPP Star certification is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. It is awarded to facilities that have a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) and a days away restricted or transferred rate, known as a DART rate, of 90 percent below the average recordable rate for facilities of similar size.

“The reward for safe, reliable operations is that we are incident-free – no accidents and no injuries. While that’s exactly what we want, a lot of work on everyone’s part goes into having a safe workplace. Without the positive feedback of awards, it can be easy for people to become complacent,” said Lynda Greene, Ascend’s senior manager for environment, safety, security and health at Chocolate Bayou. “The Star of Excellence award reminds us that being safe is highly valued and that our safety record is a point of pride across our company.”

“Safety is our top priority at Ascend,” said Paul Cartlidge, site director for Chocolate Bayou. “OSHA’s Star Award is a prestigious and highly coveted designation representing safety excellence and we’re proud to have earned it.”

About Ascend Performance Materials

Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals. Ascend is one of the world’s largest integrated PA66 producers, with its own in-house manufacturing facilities, ensuring total security of supply. Ascend’s product range has earned it an unequalled reputation for quality, innovative techniques and an enlightened approach to business that expands the horizons of possibility. With eight global locations and more than 2,400 people working at our sites around the world, Ascend has the inspiration, the expertise, the people and the attitude toward innovation to consistently deliver the right solution for customers.

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SK Capital is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors. The firm’s purpose is to build strong and growing businesses that create substantial long-term economic value. SK utilizes its industry, operating and investment experience to identify opportunities to transform businesses into higher performing organizations with improved strategic positioning, growth and profitability as well as lower operating risk. SK Capital’s portfolio companies generate revenues of approximately $8 billion annually and employ approximately 9,000 people. The firm currently manages more than $1.5 billion of committed capital. For more information, please visit


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Ascend’s Chocolate Bayou facility earns OSHA VPP award for the fourth consecutive year.


Ascend Performance Materials
Osama Khalifa, +1 832-963-1347