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Wyandotte, MI, United States, 05/01/2017 - The local Detroit section of the American Chemical Society has recognized BASF with their ‘Salute to Excellence Award’ for hosting hands-on science experiments during GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo on Earth Day, April 22 - BASF.us.
This is the fifth consecutive year that BASF volunteers have participated in GreenFest and more than 600 families attended BASF’s interactive science exhibition this year.
“This is a great recognition of our many volunteers’ efforts to encourage children’s participation in chemistry,” said Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager of BASF’s Midwest Hub. “We want to increase children’s curiosity, expand their education, and spark their interest at a young age in exploring a future career in science by creating amazing things using safe, everyday household materials.”
BASF will be presented with the award at the Central Regional Meeting Awards Banquet of the American Chemical Society in Dearborn on June 8, 2017.
BASF Corporation (basf.us), headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).