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SI Group director of operations addresses Kiwanians

Jeff Prickett, director of operations for the SI Group in Newport, said
the large chemical manufacturing company has a presence on five continents.
He said most of the 29 employees at the Newport plant are from this area.

Published: 8:25 PM, 10/11/2013 Last updated: 8:25 PM, 10/11/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Jeff Prickett, director of operations in Tennessee for the SI Group, a large chemical manufacturer in Newport, addressed the Newport Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Oct. 8.Prickett, a graduate in chemical engineering at the University of Tennessee, said the SI Group has a strong "commitment to standards", winning honors as the Volunteer STAR VPP site for safety and health excellence.In September, SI Group announced that its manufacturing plant in Newport was awarded the Volunteer STAR Award by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA). The company says its site earned this top safety award as a result of its outstanding safety record and ongoing commitment to safety and health issues."To say that we are pleased with this designation is an understatement," said Prickett. "This award is the culmination of the tremendous effort of everyone at our Tennessee facility and the company's relentless pursuit of on-the-job safety."For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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