Greater Greater Toronto Area Area, Canada – ERCO Worldwide (“ERCO”) has decided to cease sodium chlorate manufacturing operations at its Grande Prairie, Alberta site by the end of Q3 2022. The site has a stated production capacity of 50,000 MTPY and employs 25 people. Despite the best efforts of employees, current and future electricity rates have rendered the production of sodium chlorate at the site financially unsustainable. “The Grande Prairie plant has been a vital part of the ERCO chlorate business since it opened in 1992. Our Grande Prairie team has done an outstanding job for the last 30 years and has been a leader in safety for the company. We appreciate their numerous contributions to our success.” said Ed Bechberger – President & CEO. Additionally, ERCO plans to actively pursue the sale of its North Vancouver, BC land on which its 100,000 MTPY sodium chlorate facility operates. ERCO will evaluate options concerning a sale of the land, based on the interest received. ———————————————————————- About ERCO Worldwide, LP For over a century, ERCO Worldwide has stood as an industry leader in manufacturing inorganic chemicals. We have a strong reputation for innovation, helpfulness, and premium service. We credit our deep-rooted history and hard-earned reputation to our inspiring employees and their unwavering commitment to serving our customers and the planet. ERCO endeavours to provide unmatched value and expertise through sustainable, intelligent, and reliable products and solutions, creating genuine customer relationships.
New Location to Supply Chlorate / Peroxide-Based Precursor Solutions Used in Chlorine Dioxide Production for Water Treatment   Valdosta, GA.  – ERCO Worldwide a Greater Toronto Area Company and its wholly owned subsidiary International Dioxcide (IDI), today announced the opening of its PurDOX™ production plant in Valdosta, Ga. This new facility will serve as the company’s flagship location for the production of PurDOX™, a proprietary blend of sodium chlorate (40 percent) and hydrogen peroxide (~8 percent) used to generate chlorine dioxide (ClO2) for water treatment applications. The intended markets for PurDOX™ are municipal drinking water disinfection and cooling tower biocidal control. PurDOX™ is a US EPA-registered biocide and is NSF 60 certified for drinking water. “Our Valdosta location is fully commissioned and open for business,” said Thomas Dwyer, chlorine dioxide business director for International Dioxcide. “This is great news for those customers seeking an alternative chlorate / peroxide product and a reliable supply from one of the world’s largest basic producers of sodium chlorate.” Dwyer added that the new offering includes custom packaged PurDOX™ solutions in addition to bulk tank truck deliveries. About ERCO Worldwide LP For over a century, ERCO Worldwide has stood as an industry leader in the manufacture of inorganic chemicals. We have a strong reputation for innovation, helpfulness, and premium service. We credit our deep-rooted history and hard-earned reputation to our inspiring employees and their unwavering commitment to serving our customers and planet. ERCO endeavors to provide unmatched value and expertise through sustainable, intelligent, and reliable products and solutions, creating genuine customer relationships. About International Dioxcide, Inc. International Dioxcide is North America’s leading provider of safe, reliable, and cost-effective chlorine dioxide solutions for commercial and industrial use. Chlorine dioxide is a versatile, broad-spectrum biocide used in a wide range of water treatment applications, especially in potable, industrial and wastewater treatment. IDI has provided chlorine dioxide generation expertise, equipment, and precursor chemicals for nearly 75 years. Both IDI and ERCO Worldwide are Responsible Care Companies.