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Committed To Safety!

Wednesday 22nd April, 2015

After a long and successful run with our current President’s Safety Award Program; I am pleased to announce that beginning in 2015, we will be improving upon our Health and Safety Awards program.  I am personally very excited about our new Committed to Safety program which will reward both individual employee’s and the teams they belong to, for hourly Operational staff, and lab personnel. 

Points earned will be based upon continuous demonstration of safe behaviours, documented submission of Near Miss Incidents with viable solutions and process safety and efficiency improvements.  Our corporate and site goals of reducing Total Recordable Injuries (lost time accidents, modified work and medical aids) and individual employee attendance will also be recognized by the same program.

The points achieved under the program will be redeemed through CSI International, the same company that currently maintains our Service Recognition Program. You will be able to monitor your performance and those of your peers within your team at your computer or on-line at kiosks located on your site.

This will build on the ethics of our Responsible Care® and Responsible Distribution™ programs to ensure safety excellence in all aspects of our business.  With the introduction of this new program in the next few weeks, you will learn more from our Corporate Health and Safety Team on how you will participate.

 Safety is about doing the right thing, even if no one is looking, because safety starts with me!


Thursday 2nd April, 2015

CCC is committed to respect our environment and is an active promoter of Responsible Care. In the past few years, we have ensured important changes in our infrastructures and policies to guarantee a better use of our resources and to minimize waste.

It is in this context that, on March 25, 2015, CCC Montreal had the pleasure to welcome Ms. Sophie Mainville, Director of Sustainability for the Ville St. Laurent. She had a lengthy tour of the facility to witness the sustainability initiatives that have been undertaken over the years. Some of these changes have proven to be remarkable, such as our new roof installed with white TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) membrane.  This white roof ensures cooler temperatures during the summer time for better storage of our chemical products. In winter time, the snow doesn’t melt as fast, thus acting as an insulator. White TPO roofing systems significantly improve operating costs and benefit the surrounding environment. Equally significant is our recent installation of light tubes in warehouse B. This natural alternative solution to electric light not only reduces energy costs and consumption, but it also reduces the demand for unsustainable power.

Strategically in line with the aims of Responsible Care, we have also concentrated our efforts towards an important decrease of our garbage production. In the past, we used to fill a 10 cubic yard (7645 Liters) garbage bin that was picked up twice a week by BFI. Now our garbage is reduced to virtually nothing. We produce only 3 x 360 litre containers of garbage that are picked up once a week by the city. This outstanding reduction of garbage is a result of continuous and rigorous recycles of all possible materials, such as paper, plastic, cardboard, scrap pallets, etc. In addition, more environmentally friendly solutions have been adopted within our infrastructures, such as hand-driers, as opposed to paper towel dispenser.  With the purchase of our new Internal Maintenance system last year, we were able to further reduce our paper consumption.  We are no longer generating any more paper work orders to complete tasks in the maintenance and warehouse operations. They are all done electronically now.

As a demonstration of our commitment to our community, we also gather and recycle pop cans. The money for their return is donated to “Club des Petits déjeuners”, a charity to help children at school enjoy a nice meal.

At the end of the tour, Ms. Sophie Mainville expressed her satisfaction and was impressed by our commitment to protect our environment and to ensure thorough compliance to Responsible Care initiatives.   

NataP™ from Handary is a highly soluble, pure natamycin that effectively eliminates the risk of yeast and mold in various types of cheeses

Thursday 19th March, 2015

NataP™ from Handary is a highly soluble, pure natamycin that effectively eliminates the risk of yeast and mold in various types of cheeses.  NataP’s two distinct advantages over traditional natamycin products in the market are:

  1. Higher concentration formula allows cheese manufacturers to use less of the product
  2. It evenly disperses in liquid and remains in suspension, thus minimizing sedimentation, resulting in increased efficiency at protecting cheeses from yeast and mold formation

Traditional natamycin products tend to be lower in concentration, which means that manufacturers need to use more of it, and they have lower solubility in water, which causes its crystals to sink to the bottom, making the product less effective.

If you are manufacturing cheese, please reach out to CCC Ingredients, as we have a more effective and competitive cost-in-use preservative to protect against yeast and mold.

Remediation Highlight

Thursday 19th March, 2015

CCC is focused on many different businesses and disciplines with the goal of providing the best solutions to our customers. One such area is Soil Remediation in which CCC is actively involved. CCC was pleased to participate as a platinum sponsor of the SMART Conferences recently held in Toronto and Ottawa. This provided an exceptional opportunity to keep up with the latest technologies, techniques and developments in the Remediation industry. For more information, please contact our Team at CCC.

For event details please refer to the links below:



Putting Our Foot Down For Safety

Monday 2nd March, 2015

CCC has adopted a new standard for winter Personal Protective Equipment with regards to traction in icy conditions.  The new ice cleat is a compact, lightweight, industrially designed, ice and snow walking device that fits easily and conveniently over all types of shoes and boots. The traction aid is extremely easy to use and can be put on or taken off in under 30 seconds. Light in weight, the traction aid is virtually inconspicuous on the user's foot or when carried in the workers pocket.

The traction aid features molded low profile studs, composed of tungsten carbide for employees that transition in and out of outdoor slick conditions. With this new PPE device, employees can have both: traction in outdoor environments and the versatility to walk normally on clean surfaces without removing the product. With a variety of sizes, the traction aid will fit over even the largest of winter boots.  

CCC plans to use this new safety device to aid in reducing the potential for slips and falls in the winter months while working outdoors.

CCC at the World of Concrete

Friday 27th February, 2015

CCC is committed to keeping up with changing markets that are forever evolving in order to provide the latest in technology and innovative solutions to our customers. One such event is the World of Concrete, which CCC attends on an annual basis. This year, the event was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 3 to 6, 2015, where it celebrated 41 years of industry excellence.  The World of Concrete exceeded expectations across the board by drawing in 55,779 registered professionals, and featuring more than 1,459 companies.

CCC took this opportunity to look at the latest products, equipment and services related to infrastructure, new buildings and renovations that span across the country. This enhances our ability to gain new ideas and strong market knowledge to help us grow our business. CCC supplies products and solutions for the construction industry, specifically for commercial concrete and masonry. For more details, please contact our Coatings & Construction team.


CCC 2015 outlook update

Thursday 12th February, 2015

CCC’s Energy group is preparing for a dynamic 2015.  The Alberta Oil Industry is in the midst of another cycle where global oil prices are making a supply and demand adjustment. 

According to the CAODC (Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors), the number of active drilling rigs in service is expected to decline from an average of 370 per day in 2014 to 203 in 2015 (-41 per cent). Fleet utilization is also expected to drop from 46 per cent in 2014 to 26 per cent in 2015.

“The new reality of $55 oil means that the entire industry will hurt for a period, and drillers and service rig contractors are not immune to that,” said CAODC President, Mark Scholz. “We have been through rough patches before and come out strong on the other end, and I’m confident that we will do that again, but right now, that’s going to involve buckling in.”

The recent rapid decline in the global pricing of Oil is continuing to leave its impression on the marketplace and there is now immense pressure on service and supply companies to cut costs and find alternative ways to keep the profit margins present, even though recent cuts and currency pressures have been evident.

According to Kelly Morrison, PSAC VP of Communications, on a provincial basis for 2015, PSAC now estimates 4,187 wells to be drilled in Alberta, down from 5,740 wells in the original forecast. Approximately 25 per cent fewer wells are also expected to be drilled in British Columbia, with PSAC’s revised forecast now at 415 wells for the province down from 555 in the original forecast. The revised forecast for Saskatchewan now sits at 2,679 wells compared to 3,365 wells in the original forecast, and Manitoba is forecasted to see 364 wells or a decline of 66 in well count for 2015.

The effects of the current situation in this downturn have sent ripple effects all across Canada, not just in the Energy Sector.  Furthermore, how long this downturn will be in place is yet to be determined.  Although all Canadians may appreciate the dollars that they are saving at the gas pump, the negative impact on investments and other industries including the government coffers remains a growing concern.

CCC at the REMTECH symposium

Tuesday 27th January, 2015

REMTECH is the premier remediation technology transfer event for environmental professionals, encompassing the latest innovations in soil and groundwater remediation.  At CCC we know that, to remain the leader in our markets, we always have be on top of “what’s going on”, including any new technologies that could be of interest to our valued customers. We assisted the REMTECH symposium in Banff in the Fall of 2014, where it was a great opportunity for us to meet with the people in the industry and to learn about the latest trends. Considerable work is conducted in the field of contamination remediation and industrial pollutant treatments, and CCC supplies the products for this industry. Please contact CCC for soil and groundwater remediation solutions. 

REMTECH is an annual event requiring our presence.  Please take a look at the REMTECH webpage for more information.  We hope to have the pleasure of meeting you in 2015.


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