Our Values

Safety & Compliance

Safety is of the utmost importance when regarding our employees and customers. We are ceaselessly committed to providing a safe workplace that relies on our processes to prevent accidents and keep our facility clean.


Ethics means being committed to the right thing.  We have been in business since 1850 and must conduct our business in a way that reflects our longstanding commitment to integrity, collaboration, trust, regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction.


We exist to create lasting relationships, both internal and external.  Relationships add value and are the groundwork for collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement.

Teamwork & Collaboration

Teamwork is the cornerstone of our success.  Our culture is collaborative and is about creating value which requires a shared companywide vision and a commitment to serving our customers and their customers.

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement is innovation and requires collaboration. Continuous Improvement is incremental innovation. Root-cause analysis is a model for a continuous improvement program. We maintain our business through a constant assessment of processes and methods, always keeping a keen eye out for ways to grow.


Simply stated, Innovation is action toward creative development.  Innovation takes existing processes and improves them and is most successful when it manifests from experimentation, willingness to fail and an emphasis toward reaching for higher goals.


As temporary custodians of our planet, we have an obligation to make sure that future generations will enjoy the same benefits on earth.   As such, we must seek to understand future implications of our actions by focusing on the economic, social and environmental impacts of our business as well as our industry.