Rubicon honored by Parish Council

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Pictured are, from left, bottom row, Drew Fillingame, Parish President Tommy Martinez, and Shannon Arceneaux; and top, Councilmen Oliver Joseph, Dempsey Lambert, Kent Schexnaydre, Randy Clouatre, Pat Bell, George Waguespack, Todd Lambert, Chris Loar, Dennis Cullen and Benny Johnson.

Rubicon Chemical representative Drew Fillingame and Shannon Arceneaux were presented with a Key to the Parish and Certificate of Achievement by the Ascension Parish President and Council for their great accomplishment in chemical waste reductions.

Rubicon was recently recognized by the EPA and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for successfully reaching a goal of better process controls and reduced wastes. Rubicon has been a participating member of the EPA’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) since 2005 and committed to the reduction of waste benzene and aniline used in their polyurethane operations.

The NPEP project involved system upgrades that resulted in the reduction of benzene and aniline incinerated at their facility by 1.2 million pounds. The Rubicon facility has been active in Louisiana’s Environmental Leadership Program since 1998. 

Martinez commended Rubicon’s “contributions to the Ascension Parish community and commitment to being a good neighbor.”