As our organization builds and grows we periodically release our own news to the media. Click a headline below to see what we've been reporting!
- 08.30.17 | Tips on How to Clean Up in the Aftermath of Flooding
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Louisianans are facing the possibility of severe weather and flooding just a year following the devastating floods of 2016. Provided below are some tips offered last year by the Water Quality & Health Council regarding water safety precautions in case you take on water in your home or business.
- 05.29.17 | Survey: 1 in 4 Adults Would Swim with Diarrhea
The survey, conducted on behalf of the Water Quality and Health Council, found that 1 in 4 adults (25 percent) would swim within one hour of having diarrhea, half of adults (52 percent) seldom or never shower before swimming in a pool, and that 3 in 5 adults (60 percent) admit to swallowing pool water while swimming.
- 06.06.16 | Mentorship Academy Students Create Short Film About “On the Shoulders of Giants” Mural
Baton Rouge, LA – Film and music production students at the Mentorship Academy have published a promotional video that explores the creation and impact of the Walls Project Mural #21, “On the Shoulders of Giants,” which was completed July 2015 on the six-story facade of the STEAM high school’s downtown building. The video features Solutions Through Science Chairwoman Judith Nordgren and Mentorship Academy CEO Graysen Walles, Ph.D., who share the process and meaning behind the largest spray-paint mural in Baton Rouge. Ten students filmed, edited and produced the video with state-of-the-art equipment as part of a final project for the Mentorship Academy curriculum.
- 05.16.16 | Solutions Through Science names new Executive Director
Baton Rouge, LA – Solutions Through Science, a partnership of chlorine and vinyl producers in Louisiana, named Alexis Schlatre of Baton Rouge its Executive Director. The executive director is responsible for public and legislative outreach on behalf of the organization’s member companies. Schlatre will replace previous executive director Blythe Lamonica of Baton Rouge.
- 07.13.15 | Solutions Through Science Proud to Sponsor Mural
Baton Rouge, LA – Solutions Through Science, a partnership of chlorine and vinyl producers and users in Louisiana, is proud to sponsor The Walls Project Mural #21, “On the Shoulders of Giants,” on the facade of the Mentorship Academy, a charter school in downtown Baton Rouge, as an illustration of the group’s support for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEAM) Education in Louisiana. The mural interweaves the values of STEAM education with the importance of how chemistry, and especially chlorine and vinyl manufactured by STS member companies, play an important role in our daily lives.
- 03.12.15 | Solutions Through Science: An Industry Spokesperson
I have had the privilege of representing Solutions Through Science, a partnership of Louisiana chlorine and vinyl producers and users, as its executive director for more than two years. Prior to that, as an associate at Harris, DeVille & Associates, Inc., I have worked, in some capacity or other, on the account since 2003. STS and its member companies have faced many challenges during this time. Whether it is dispelling myths and false rumors spread by environmentalists about our products and facilities or facing legal, regulatory or legislative challenges to operating procedures, reporting standards or building product limitations, STS has always stood by chlorine and vinyl products and the people who make them.
- 08.12.14 | Vinyl Products Proving Reliable in Extreme Weather
Every hurricane season becomes a waiting game for the residents and businesses located in coastal communities. Louisiana is no exception. The last few years have been “quiet” in terms of hurricane activity for the state. This does not mean residents and business owners do not continuously plan every year, rechecking insurance policies, preparing boxes of necessary and emergency supplies, and securing homes and buildings to protect against weather conditions
- 10.11.13 | Vinyl Industry Major Economic Driver in Louisiana and U.S.
The Vinyl Institute (VI) recently released economic data highlighting the financial impact vinyl resin and compound purchasers have on the United States and state economies. The latest data shows these downstream companies have contributed greatly across the United States operating nearly 3,000 facilities, employing 350,953 people, and creating $54.5 billion in economic value yearly. In Louisiana, the contribution is just as impressive with 17 facilities operating statewide, 1,500 people employed and more than $228 million earned annually.
- 09.15.13 | An Industry Partnership
The oil and gas industry in Louisiana has been essential to chemical manufacturing for the last century. Providing the much needed energy and fuel to power the plants that have become a backbone to the state and nation. The two industries – oil and gas and chemical – are interconnected in many ways from exploration, to manufacturing and production, to refining, and finally to the delivery of these precious resources.
- 08.12.13 | A Brand New School Year Made Possible By Louisiana Chlorine and Vinyl Producers
It’s that time of year again, back to school time. Parents and their kids will be facing the excitement and anticipation of a new school year with new class assignments, new school clothes or uniforms, and supplies.
The building blocks of many of the products found in backpacks and classrooms across Louisiana this August are made in our state, by our residents, at our chlorine and vinyl facilities. It should also be noted that these products are durable, economical, safe, and stylish, all important factors parents of school-‐aged children consider when buying supplies that need to last for an entire school year.