The Georgia Mining Association Board of Directors recognized one of their own, BCS' President Seth Spurlock, as Associate Member of the Year at the 2021 GMA Convention in Ponte Vedra, FL. Seth is a member of the GMA Board and a leader in the Committee for Good Government. In addition to his company providing solutions for chemical needs in the mining industry, he has donated significant portions of his time, expertise, and financial support to the Association and Scholarship Foundation.
The Georgia Mining Association recognized BCS for our safety record at the 2021 GMA Convention. BCS worked 11 years, 11 months between 01/2009 and 12/2020 without a lost-time injury. This achievement in safety is a representation of the impact and focus of the BCS Safety Program. As a chemical manufacturer, safety is of utmost importance and the program strives to maintain this record in the manufacture of biocides and polyacrylates at our plant in Sandersville, GA. New tolled products or contract manufacturing projects are thoroughly vetted and all new chemistries and processes evaluated before implementation. We take this approach to product stewardship to our customers as well; our sales team completes training on proper application of biocides and dispersants - developing in depth understanding of applications like water treatment, preservation of paints, coatings, slurries, construction materials, mineral slurry dispersion. BCS is honored by the recognition of these efforts.
BCS' Vice President of Operations, Jonathan Denis, received the award.
BCS was recently granted a patent for a novel use of the biocide MDTCMA (BCS product name MamateTM) in gas and oil well stimulations: Patent No. US 10,793,451 B2. This chemistry can be used to replace biocides such as 2,5-dimethyl-1,3,5-thiadiazinane-2-thione (also commonly referred to as “Dazomet”) which is a known formaldehyde releaser. MamateTM has a 50% concentration of active ingredient which is twice as high as 2,5-dimethyl-1,3,5-thiadiazinane-2-thione, and as such can be applied at a more cost effective dosage.
We would like to recognize our summer intern, Jackson Colley, for all of his hard work this summer! He has been intricately involved in several high-priority product development projects, and we could not be more appreciative of his contributions.
Jackson started his freshman year in 2017 at the Georgia Institute of Technology and plans on graduating in May of 2022. He is majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with a focus on polymers, and minoring in Physics. In upcoming semesters, he would like to get involved with undergraduate research on COVID 19. Jackson has excelled in his coursework, making the Dean's List three times so far, and maintaining the HOPE scholarship. He is an active member of the Sigma Chi fraternity on campus and served as the Ritualist for a year and a half. In addition to interning for BCS this summer, Jackson's summers have been busy: last year he lived in Metz, France for three months studying at the Georgia Tech campus there and traveling all over Europe; the summer of 2018, he was an intern for BASF at their middle Georgia facilities as a maintenance engineer.
The Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University recently announced the recipients of the Spring 2020 Outstanding Student awards. BCS is proud to share that our Operations Manager, Jonathan Denis, has been named the this year's Outstanding Student for the Evening MBA Program.
Michael J. Coles College Reveals 2020 Outstanding Students
BCS is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following recommended guidelines as we remain in operation as an essential business in our nation's infrastructure. We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy during this time. Our priority is our employees' safety, with new procedures implemented for the safe manufacture and processing of orders.
We are happy to report another year of no lost time accidents at BCS. The safety program is paramount across both locations, from the office to the lab to the production floor. Employees from all departments participate in the program, including the company-wide first aid training completed every two years. Visitor and contractor safety is just as important to all of us, so rest assured a site visit to BCS will be conducted with a safety orientation and a focus on safety procedures!
From Dale Metz, Georgia Mining Foundation President:
The Georgia Mining Foundation is pleased to announce the nomination of Melissa McWilliams (Product Manager at BCS) to the Foundation Board. Melissa has been with BCS for over 7 years and during that time has generously given her time and creative skills to help advance the fund raising activities of the Foundation. Please join me in congratulating Melissa on this honor and welcome her to the Foundation Board.
BCS was recognized for another year of no lost time accidents at the 2019 Georgia Mining Association convention. BCS has operated for over 10 years with this distinction of safety! Safety is a top priority for everyone from management to the office staff to the operations team, and our dedication throughout the company keeps all employees, contractors, and visitors to BCS safe! Cheers to 10 more years of zero lost time safety occurrences!
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