Keeping environmental stewardship top-of-mind can present challenges, says Jody Wamble, operations manager for Helena Chemical Co. in Sharon, TN, especially at the height of the busy season.
“When we are in the heat of the season and extremely busy, it is very critical that our locations have environmental respect and safety on their minds,” says Wamble. “In today’s world, environmental respect is so relevant that if you neglect new rules, programs and policies, it will put your company at a severe disadvantage.”
To prevent this from happening, Helena Sharon has initiated a series of facility upgrades to improve its efficiency and reduce its environmental footprint. “This is an older location that has recently been revamped with new structures and equipment to comply with current and upcoming regulations,” says Wamble.
In addition to changes on its grounds, Helena Sharon has also reached out to its community. The company has helped support the Future Farmers of America and 4-H programs, sponsored the annual UT Martin Rodeo and provided assistance to the local schools.
“We have really worked very hard improving our location and its curb appeal,” says Wamble. “I think this is a great way of showing how much we mean to our community.”
Note: Helena Chemical Co. in Sharon, TN, was a 2011 state Environmental Respect Award winner. For more information on this program, which is sponsored by DuPont, click here.