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2011-06-06

Rhein Chemie Corporation named a Best Employer in Ohio for second year in a row

Chardon company honored for its employment practices

For a second year, Rhein Chemie Corporation has been named one of the Best Employers in Ohio for 2011 in the medium-sized company category.  The statewide awards program managed by the Best Companies Group is honoring Rhein Chemie for its exemplary employment practices that help benefit the state’s economy, workforce and overall business initiatives. 

 

Companies from across the state entered the two-part assessment designed to gather detailed data about each participating company to determine the complete list of the  Best Employers in Ohio.  The first phase consisted of an evaluation of each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics.  During the second phase, employees completed an anonymous 72-question survey that measured their engagement and satisfaction with the company. 

 

Rhein Chemie Corporation works to foster a culture of employee engagement through open and frequent communication and encouraging new ideas.  Its president, Hector Diaz-Stringel, makes it a priority to hold regular company and department discussion forums to keep the lines of communication open.   “Employees that are respected and know they play an important role in achieving a common goal are motivated employees who produce results and enjoy what they do,” says Diaz-Stringel.  “At Rhein Chemie, we understand that our success depends on an engaged and happy workforce.”


As part of its commitment to employee well-being, Rhein Chemie sponsors several employee-focused programs and events throughout the year, including a wellness program, employee luncheons and off-site events for employees and their families. 

 

The Best Employers in Ohio awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the state of Ohio in three categories:  small-sized companies (15 – 24 employees), medium-sized companies (25 – 249 employees) and large-sized companies (250+ employees).  To be considered for participation, publicly or privately held companies must have a minimum of 15 employees working at a facility in Ohio. 

 

Winning companies will be formally honored at an Awards Ceremony at a date to be determined. 

About LANXESS

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.8 billion in 2011 and currently around 16,800 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 49 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.


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About Rhien Chemie

Rhein Chemie is a chemicals company which has had a successful track record in customized additives and service products stretching back over 100 years. The approximately 850-strong workforce produces and sells products for various sectors of the rubber, lubricant, plastics, and polyurethane industries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Mannheim-Rheinau,
Germany and has subsidiaries and production facilities in Europe, Asia and North and South America. Rhein Chemie is a wholly owned subsidiary of LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany.

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