Announcements

 

June 2011

Effective June 6, 2011 ERCO Worldwide will implement the following price increases for sodium chlorate effective immediately or as contracts allow:

  • $40.00 CAD per metric tonne on Canadian dollar based accounts
  • $80.00 USD per short ton on US dollar based accounts
  • €30.00 EURO per metric tonne on EURO based accounts

As the pulp and paper market recovery has continued over the last nine months the demand for sodium chlorate has followed resulting in extremely high industry operating rates.  The high operating rates limit our ability to optimize our production and distribution and these additional costs must be passed on to the end user.  Input cost pressure in power, raw materials and transportation are also a factor in this price increase.

The above price increases are being implemented in all market segments and are in addition to previously announced price changes.


May 2011

ERCO Worldwide is proud to announce that we are the recipients of all four of the railway safety awards the company qualifies for, in the 2010 shipment year. These awards speak to ERCO’s commitment to our Responsible Care ethic as it is applied to railcar management practices and most notably the efforts of individuals at the plants loading and shipping cars, day after day.

ERCO Worldwide’s railway safety performance has been recognized as follows:

  • CP Chemical Shipper Safety Award:
    • This is awarded by facility, requiring a minimum 400 shipments per facility and 0 NARS over the course of the year.  Both Buckingham and Hargrave have won the award for 2010.  This is Buckingham’s 11th consecutive award and Hargrave’s 6th.
  • CN Safe Handling Award:
    • This is awarded by company in three levels, Gold, Silver and Bronze.  ERCO was awarded the Gold level award, requiring a minimum of 1000 shipments and 0 NARS over the course of the year.
  • UP Pinnacle Safety Award:
    • This is awarded by company, requiring 0 NARS “Non-Accidental Releases” over the course of the year.
  • NS Thoroughbred Safety Award:
    • This is awarded by company and by facility, ERCO has won the Corporate award requiring 0 NARS over the course of the year, regardless of number of shipments. Valdosta would also directly win the facility award however do not meet the minimum shipment criterion by facility.

September 2010

On September 13, 2010 ERCO Worldwide announced the following price increases for sodium chlorate effective immediately or as contracts allow:

  • $35.00 CAD / tonne on Canadian dollar accounts
  • $30.00 USD / ton on US dollar accounts

The current strong market fundamentals in the pulp sector have resulted in a substantial increase in demand for sodium chlorate in the last 6 months.  Input cost pressures continue particularly in the areas of electricity and transportation.  The above price increases are being implemented in all market segments.


August 2010

ERCO Worldwide is proud to announce that once again we are the recipients of the Canadian Pacific Railway Safety Award.  Congratulations to our Buckingham facility for the safe handling of their CP shipments.

Our Buckingham facility has won this award for the 10th consecutive year, since inception. ERCO Buckingham is one of 3 recipients to have consecutively and successfully achieved the Canadian Pacific Railway Safety Award since inception.