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iChallengeU 2016

July 26, 2016

Anderson Development Company (ADC) had the opportunity to once again participate in the iChallengeU program as a corporate, civic and community (CCC) partner. iChallengeU is a two-week intensive program for high schools students to work with area teachers and a CCC leaders to develop solutions for a real world problem posed by the CCC partners. The students have two weeks to work through their challenge and propose solutions to their CCC partner.

2016 was the 4th year for iChallengeU through South Central Michigan Works, and the second year that ADC has participated. ADC welcomed a team of four local students and their educator into our facility for 2 weeks in July. Dana Walsh was the ADC representative who worked directly with the group during their time here. The iChallengeU group was tasked with the challenge to help ADC attract the younger generation into careers in chemistry. The students did all of the work, only asking questions when needed. The group did a great job with solutions that ADC thinks can really be implemented right away. ADC was highly impressed with the work ethic of the students and the solutions they came up with. At the end of the 2 weeks, the team competed again the other iChallengeU groups throughout the county at the Potter Center on the campus of Jackson College. Students participating in the program are eligible to earn college credit at Jackson College, and also compete for a $1,000 scholarship. This year, all students participating earned a $1,000 scholarship to Eastern Michigan University if they choose to attend there.

It has been a privilege for ADC to participate in the iChallengeU program. This participation in this program is just a small way that ADC can give back to students in the community. Not only did the students get real life experience and learn, but ADC was also able to learn through this experience as well. Anderson Development Company looks forward to participating again next year. Congratulations to all students to committed their time for iChallengeU.

                                     

 


 

Scholarship Recipients 2016

June 13, 2016

ADC Scholarship Recipients

 

ADC Environmental Waste Coordinator Jamie Williams with Environmental Scholarship recipient Thomas  Kaminski and ADC Scholarship recipient Dakota Fritz. Not pictured is Madison Weaver who also received an Environmental Scholarship. Anderson Development Company wishes our scholarship recipients, and all of Lenawee County graduates the best of luck in their future!

 


 

Household Hazardous Waste Day 2016

 

 

Responsible Care® Day/Joint Collection Event on May 7, 2016

Anderson Development Company and Wacker Chemical Corporation and the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center held a Joint Collection Event on May 7, 2016. The event was an astounding success.

This year we took in over 16,500 pounds of waste as well as two 30 yard roll off dumpsters, which were full.  Among the vehicles that participated at the Household Hazardous Waste collection sponsored by Anderson Development Company and Wacker Chemical Corporation 46% of them were first time visitors to our event; a staggering 54% had recycled with us at least 2 years.  That is a giant impact on our local community, as well as our environment.  Based on feedback from the community, wait times were short and the operation ran smoothly.  There were also a large number of people that had a chance to visit the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center and experience the events including a live animal presentation for the children and received a free hanging basket.

 The sponsoring Lenawee County businesses, Anderson Development Company and Wacker Chemical Corporation want to take this opportunity to extend a “Big” thank you to the Lenawee County community for making this annual event such a success. Strong community support and local business working hand-in-hand help us preserve our beautiful environment and prevent pollution.

 A special thank you goes to our partners for this event Wacker Chemical Corporation and The Stubnitz Environmental Education Center.

Combining the Excitement of Sport with the Rigors of Science & Technology:

April 20, 2016

Students from Adrian, MI were able to get as close to real-life engineering as a student could get through a program called “FIRST Robotics Competition”, also known as the ultimate sport for the mind. Under strict rules, with limited resources and an intense six-week time limit, teams build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.

The great thing about the FIRST Robotics Competition is that all skill levels are welcomed. Technical and non-technical students are needed as team needs a variety of skills in order to succeed. Another advantage of FIRST Robotics participation is the access to millions of scholarships made available by colleges, universities and corporations who support FIRST and that many of the scholarships do not have to go toward an engineering degree. Through this program, students learn from professional engineers, master STEM skills, improve teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills which ultimately helps prepare them for their future.

The team from Adrian High School in Adrian, MI created the team “BlueBotics” and Anderson Development Company had to opportunity to support this team in their first year of competition. The students worked very hard in preparation for their competitions. Starting in early January, the students spent numerous hours in the evenings and weekends to build their robotics and increase their skills. The team also brought their robot to several events within their school district to generate awareness of the program throughout their community. BlueBotics earned the Judges Award at the FIM District-Livonia event in March and also earned the Gracious Professionalism Award at the FIM District-Ann Arbor Skyline event in April. Congratulations to BlueBotics for their success in their rookie season of FIRST Robotics Competition. Anderson Development wishes you best of the luck in upcoming seasons.

Pictures below are from the Ann Arbor Skyline competition on April 8, 2016.

Information source: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc

 

iChallengeU 2015 Partners with ADC

July 22, 2015

iChallengeU is a two-week intensive program for high schools students to work with area teachers, corporate, civic and community (CCC) leaders to develop solutions for a real world problem posed by the CCC partners. The students have two weeks, through their own research and evaluation process and working with their teacher and assigned CCC to propose these solutions for their real life question or challenge. Students participating in the program will be eligible to earn college credit, and also compete for a $1,000 scholarship.

2015 was the 3rd year for iChallengeU through South Central Michigan Works, and the first year that Anderson Development Company (ADC) has participated. ADC welcomed a team of three local students and their educator into our facility for 2 weeks in July. Steve Seneker Ph.D., was the ADC representative who worked directly with the group. The iChallengeU team developed a marketing plan and potential customer base for one of our new urethane products, AndurElite ™. The students did all of the work, only asking questions. At the end of the 2 weeks, they presented ADC employees with their marketing plan, presentation style. It was unanimous that the ADC employees were highly impressed with the presentation.

IChallengeU is a great program that ADC plans to be involved in for many years to come. Participation in this program is just a small way that ADC can give back to students in the community. Not only did the students get real life experience and learn, but ADC was also able to learn through this experience as well. Anderson Development Company looks forward to the next iChallengeU in 2016.

iChallengeU 2015

ADC 2015 Scholarship Recipients

July 16, 2015

Anderson Development Company is proud to support the Lenawee County Education Foundation (LCEF). The student scholarships represent the LCEF's largest area of student support. In 2014 the LCEF awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to Lenawee County students!

This year's recipients were: Courtney Hoxsey (ADC-Adrian Scholarship), Emily Schmidt (ADC Environmental Scholarship) and Brad Schneider (ADC Environmental Scholarship).

Anderson Development wishes the best of luck to our scholarship recipients.

For more information regarding LCEF scholarships please visit their website.

Household Hazardous Waste Day 2015

June 1, 2015

It was another successful Household Hazardous Waste event.

This year's Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHWD) was held on May 16th at Wacker Chemical in Adrian, MI. The day started out cold and rainy, but it did not keep the residents of Lenawee County away from the HHWD drop off and cars were lining up as early as 6am!

It was a record setting year with 735 cars. In total, ADC and its partner, Wacker Chemical, filled two roll off boxes and two box-trailers with 73,500 pounds of household waste, including paint, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury-containing devices, batteries, pesticides and various flammable chemicals.

Next year's(2016) HHWD will be held at Anderson Development Company, so please be on the look out for next years date and details.

Anderson Development Company Participates in Strokes for Students

May 19, 2015

Anderson Development Company participated in the 20th Annual Strokes for Students: A Lenawee County Education Foundation fundraiser for scholarships, teacher mini-grants and Job Readiness Scholarships.

In the past 19 years, the Strokes for Students even has raised over $456,000. Each year the tournament proceeds provide fourteen $1,000 scholarships to Lenawee County students, and $5,000 towards the Lenawee County Education Foundation teacher mini-grant and Job Readiness Scholarship programs.

This year's Strokes for Students golf team included: Technical Sales Rep; Jeff Tish, CFO; Barry Swartz, Engineering Manager; Jay Nollman, Plant Manager; Aaron Miller, and one Lenawee County scholarship recipient.

The Golf tournament was held at the Lenawee Country Club

LCEF Strokes for Students

 

Responsible Care® Day/Joint Collection Event on May 10, 2014

June 19, 2014

Anderson Development Company, Wacker Chemical Corporation, Chemtura Corporation, Lenawee County, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan, Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County and the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center held a Joint Collection Event on May 10, 2014. The event was very successful.

More than 400 vehicles participated at the Household Hazardous Waste collection sponsored by Anderson Development Company, Wacker Chemical Corporation and Chemtura Corporation.  Based on feedback from the community, wait times were short and the operation ran smoothly. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan hosted a donation collection and reported a 30 percent increase in donations due to the event. Lenawee County collected tires and expanded polystyrene foam. Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County collected electronics.  There were also a large number of people that had a chance to visit the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center and experience the events including a live animal presentation for the children.

The sponsoring Lenawee County businesses, Anderson Development Company, Wacker Chemical Corporation and Chemtura Corporation take this opportunity to extend a “Big” thank you to the Lenawee County community for making this annual event so successful. Strong community support and local business working hand-in-hand help us preserve our beautiful environment and prevent pollution.

A special thank you goes to our partners for this event including Wacker Chemical Corporation, Chemtura Corporation, the Lenawee County Solid Waste Coordinating Committee, the Lenawee County Solid Waste Department, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan, Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County and the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center.

Anderson Development Company, a subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, is an award-winning, innovative specialty and custom chemical manufacturer. We are committed to providing value-added solutions through our research and development capabilities, our superior products, and by being personal, efficient, and responsive to our customers, employees, and other stakeholders. Anderson Development Company is a Responsible Care Company. To find out more please visit http://www.andersondevelopment.com.

Contact:
Chris Goeloe, VP, Quality and Responsible Care
(517) 263-2121

Lenawee County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day: May 10, 2014

February 20, 2014

ADC wants to help with your Spring Cleaning again this year by hosting the Lenawee County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.  Items such as used oil, old paint, batteries (all types), fluorescent tubes and CFLs, cleaners, garden chemicals, and other common household hazardous wastes will be collected at our Wabash Street parking lot from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday May 10th (2014).

As in previous years, ADC is partnering with Wacker Chemical to hire a licensed hazardous waste contractor to collect, transport and dispose of these common materials that may otherwise end up in a landfill or down a sanitary drain.  Properly disposing of these materials protects out community by preventing  corrosives, flammables and heavy metals from entering the environment.   

Lenawee County will also be collecting used tires and electronics at the Lenawee County Fair Grounds, which is located just around the block from ADC (off of Haney Drive).  Used tires can be recycled into new tires, playground cover, flooring and fuel.  Tires that are not properly recycled can be the cause of fires and attract pest including mosquitoes and rodents.  Electronic waste may contain heavy metals such as cadmium, beryllium and lead and present harmful exposure issues to sanitation workers and landfill groundwater.

The Stubnitz Environmental Education Center (located off of M-52 near Valley Road) will be coordinating outreach activities with coffee, donuts, nature walks and presentations for the whole family.  As a further enticement, ADC will be handing out coupons to the first 100 cars at the HHW collection event which can be redeemed at the Stubnitz Center for a hanging flower basket.  And remember, Mother’s Day is on Sunday May 11th.  What would be better than a clean garage and flowers!

ADC employees should contact Jamie Williams, Environmental Waste Coordinator, to arrange for drop off of their chemicals during working hours.  Jamie is our in-house expert and event coordinator.  All other Lenawee County residents will be welcome to come down on Saturday, May 10th to drop of their household wastes.  Based on past experience, we anticipate 400 to 450 cars; traffic volume is usually heaviest in the morning.   Watch for updates in the Daily Telegram and other local news venues.  We look forward to seeing you at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day!

Jennifer Grover

Environmental Manager

Anderson Development Receives Responsible Care Performance Award

The American Chemistry Council extended congratulations to the management and employees of Anderson Development Company in recognition of their achievement in reducing emissions and conserving energy, operating for the year of 2012.

2012 ACC Award

Household Hazardous Waste Day

May 11, 2013

Every year, Anderson Development Company contributes to the safety and well-being of our community by hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Day.  This year the free event was held on May 11th at the Wacker Chemical Corporation plant in Tecumseh, Michigan.  The HHWD is coordinated around the Lenawee County Solid Waste recycling programs for consumer electronics and tire. Combined, these collection programs provide proper disposal and recycling outlets for used oils, pesticides, paints, batteries, tires, fluorescent lights, computers and microwaves to name a few of the household items that we collect in our basements and garages.  May 11th was a little rainy and overcast, but we had over 409 cars came by the drop-off station.  Some of them came through twice!

Jennifer Grover

Environmental Manager

Waste Collection Event and Lenawee Environmental Day

September 29th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Waste Collection Event and Lenawee Environmental Day on September 29, 2012

Anderson Development Company (ADC), Wacker Chemical Corporation, the Lenawee County Solid Waste Department and Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County partnered to host a Household Hazardous Waste, Tire and Electronics Collection Event on September 29. In addition, ADC and Wacker sponsored Lenawee Environmental Day at the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center. The events were very successful.

Household Hazardous Waste was collected at the Anderson Development site. Tires and electronics were collected at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds. There were 370 vehicles that participated in the Household Hazardous Waste Collection and 235 vehicles that participated in the Tire and Electronics Collection. At the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center, there were a number of events including guided trail hikes, a bluebird habitat program and a live bird of prey program which included a bald eagle. Approximately 50 people attended events at the Stubniz Center.

Anderson Development Company would like to thank the Lenawee County Community for making these events so successful. Such great participation in our joint events helped raise environmental awareness and prevent pollution. A special thank you goes to our partners for this event including Wacker Chemical Corporation, the Lenawee County Solid Waste Coordinating Committee, the Lenawee County Solid Waste Department, Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County, and the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center.

Anderson Development Company, a subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, is an award-winning, innovative specialty chemical manufacturer. ADC is committed to providing value-added solutions through its research and development capabilities, superior products, and responsiveness to customers. ADC is a Responsible Care company. To find out more please visit http://www.andersondevelopment.com.

Contact:

Chris Goeloe, Vice President, QEHS&S
(517) 263-2121

Events

2017 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference & Exhibition

When: January 24-26, 2017
Where: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. The Woodlands, TX
 
Anderson Development Company will be attending the 2017 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference. To schedule a meeting please email sales@anddev.com

The Waterborne Symposium

When: February 19-24, 2017
Where: New Orleans Marriott, Louisiana
 
Anderson Development Company will be attending the 2017 Waterborne Symposium. To schedule a meeting please email sales@anddev.com

2017 GlobalChem Conference & Exhibition

When: February 22-24, 2017
Where: OMNI Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC
 
Anderson Development Company will be attending the 2017 GlobalChem Conference. To schedule a meeting please email sales@anddev.com

ACA Coatings Tech Conference

When: March 20-22, 2017
Where: Westin Cleveland Downtown
 
Anderson Development Company will be attending the 2017 ACA Coatings Tech Conference. To schedule a meeting please email sales@anddev.com