As published in Chemical & Engineering News
On Mars-Evans City Road outside Pittsburgh in rural Evans City, Pennsylvania, a sign informs drivers that litter cleanup is sponsored by BASF. True for 13 years, it’s no longer the case.
Litter removal is now in the hands of Callery, the revived name for a chemical facility set back on that quiet stretch of road. BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, acquired Callery in 2003 from Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) with big plans to grow it, but in the end it achieved little. Now a small, stand-alone operation controlled by private investors, Callery is out to prove that growth is still very much possible.