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AMPAC's Utah Operations Receive Utah Labor Commission Safety Award

CEDAR CITY, Utah, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Pacific Corporation's (AMPAC) (NASDAQ®: APFC) Cedar City, Utah Operations have been selected by the Utah Labor Commission to receive the 2013 Arches Award  for Process Safety Management (PSM). The Arches Award recognizes companies that demonstrate leadership and exemplary commitment to safety practices. 

AMPAC's Cedar City, Utah Operations is home to the Specialty Chemicals segment, which includes the perchlorates, Halotron and sodium azide product lines. AMPAC's PEPCON Systems water treatment business is also part of this facility. In addition to adhering to rigid PSM standards, the facility has maintained a third party safety certification, OHSAS 18001, since 2008 to support its excellent safety record.

"At AMPAC, we imbed our safety standards and procedures into all levels of the organization.  Our goal is for these safety standards to be second nature for each individual at our facility, including visitors," stated Frank Casperson, Director, Safety and Environmental Engineering.

"We are committed to providing a safe workplace for our employees.  Our safety programs were developed to complement our manufacturing processes adding to efficiency, quality and reliability at all levels," stated Dave Thayer, President, Utah Operations AMPAC.

"We are pleased to receive this prestigious safety award from the Utah Labor Commission in recognition of our commitment to workplace safety and health excellence.  This award is a tribute to all our employees who have taken an active roll in the advancement of our safety culture," said Joe Carleone, Chief Executive Officer of AMPAC.

Sherrie Hayashi, Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission, will present the Arches Award at the Utah Safety Council Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on September 6, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


American Pacific Corporation (AMPAC) is a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals and specialty chemicals within its focused markets.  We supply active pharmaceutical ingredients and advanced intermediates to the pharmaceutical industry.  For the aerospace and defense industry we provide specialty chemicals used in solid rocket motors for space launch and military missiles.  We produce clean agent chemicals for the fire protection industry, as well as electro-chemical equipment for the water treatment industry.  Our products are designed to meet customer specifications and often must meet certain governmental and regulatory approvals. Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our web site at

Contact:  Deanna Riccardi – (702) 735-2200

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