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BASF donates $39,000 to United Way

The funds will benefit more than 50 United Way partners.

BASF McIntosh employees present United Way of Southwest Alabama with a donation of more than $39,000.

BASF Corp., a chemical and industrial solutions company with a plant in McIntosh, has contributed more than $39,000 to United Way of Southwest Alabama. The funds will benefit more than 50 United Way partner agencies in Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties.

“Our work with United Way has given BASF and our employees the opportunity to provide support to help strengthen our community,” said Marcus Pezent, site director of BASF in McIntosh.

BASF’s employee-led United Way campaign kicked off last fall with a tailgate celebration and employee pledge drive.

“BASF and its employees are integral to our ability to provide funding to our partners and services in Washington County,” said Jill Chenoweth, president and CEO of UWSWA. “The support BASF provides every year changes and saves lives.”

United Way works with partner organizations to improve the quality of life in the community, including health, education, financial stability and access to life’s basic essentials.

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BASF also has locations in Huntsville and Theodore. The McIntosh site, which started production in 1952, has two production units and utilities operations.

The Antioxidant Production Unit produces a group of products that counteract the effects of heat and time in plastics. It also makes a product that is added to industrial lubricants, engine oils and transmission fluids to protect equipment and motors from deposit formation.

The Light Stabilizers Unit produces Tinuvins and Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers (HALS). Tinuvin products are light absorbers that function like sunscreen and are used in automotive finishes, photographic inks and outdoor stains. HALS products improve stability and prevent degradation of polymers that is caused by absorbing UV rays. These are used in a variety of products including milk jugs, outdoor furniture, carpet, automotive coatings and yogurt containers, among others.


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