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Chapin Manufacturing awarded prestigious certification, achieved by elite few

By Billie Owens
Jan 23, 2017, 3:03pm

Press release:

Chapin International Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certificate by Bureau Veritas. With a focus on sustainability, the Environmental Management System is a systemic approach to handling environmental issues within an organization. This prestigious, internationally recognized certification has been achieved by only a small percentage of U.S. manufacturing companies.

“We are extremely proud of our team and their efforts to achieve this important certification,” says James Campbell, president and CEO. “It means that we have committed to the protection of the environment, promoting an awareness of environmental protection within the organization and continual improvement in the environmental performance of the company.”

About Chapin

Chapin International Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of compressed air garden sprayers and broadcast spreaders. Our world-class organization includes exacting manufacturing and progressive technology and design methods enabling us to provide our customers the best sprayers and applicators for their needs.

For more information, contact: Laurie Shepland, vice president, Human Resources [email protected]

Chapin tournament raises more than $10K for Disabled American Veterans

By Howard B. Owens
Sep 26, 2016, 9:30am

Press release:

The ninth Annual Chapin Charity Golf Tournament was held on Aug. 13th at Terry Hills Golf Course with 204 golfers participating.  The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Transportation Group received $10,600 through funds raised from this year’s event.  The funds were raised with the support of businesses and individuals and have already been put to use as a down payment for a new vehicle for transporting disabled veterans to and from medical appointments.  

Next year’s event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12. If anyone has any questions regarding the tournament or would like to recommend a deserving charity for next year please contact Norm Hubbard, tournament director 585-343-3140, ext. 3018, or email  [email protected], or contact Laurie Shepland, VP Human Resources 585-3140, ext. 3082 or email [email protected]

Statement from DAV:

DAV Chapter 166 is absolutely thankful to Chapin International for being chosen as the recipient of proceeds from the ninth Annual Chapin Charity Golf Tournament. Special thanks go to Jim Campbell, Chapin CEO, Laurie Shepland, Chapin VP Human Resources, and to Norm Hubbard, as tournament director. Norm's tireless efforts made the tournament an absolute success. 

The DAV, comprised of volunteers, transports veterans from their homes in Genesee and Wyoming counties, to medical appointments at the VA facilities in Batavia and Buffalo. DAV Chapter 166 is totally responsible for obtaining donated funds, which in turn are used to purchase their vehicles for veteran transport.

Without our volunteer service, hundreds of veterans would be unable to get to their medical appointments.  The veterans we transport range in age from the mid-20s (Iraq and Afghanistan) to 96 years old (WWII). We at DAV Chapter 166 are so proud of our veterans, and to the service that they gave to our country.

Any questions and/or donations for the DAV Chapter 166 Van Fund can be directed to Doug Titus, Hospital Service coordinator, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia NY 14020, or call at (585) 297-1170.

Chapin Manufacturing serious about health and safety

By Billie Owens
Aug 22, 2010, 4:22pm

Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia recently teamed up with Mercy Flight WNY and Oatka for simulated emergency response exercises. Chapin is a world leader in compressed air sprayers.

The companies conducted the drills to help them prepare for emergencies. They were conducted at the 700,000-square-foot Chapin facility on Ellicott Street. One involved a heart-attack victim and the other simulated an industrial accident.

Mercy Flight of WNY used one of its helicopters and its first responders. The operations provided an opportunity for one group to participate and another group to observe, so Chapin and Oatka employees could walk away with better knowledge and be more prepared for actual emergency.

"It is our responsibility as a business to make sure that we are prepared for all kinds of emergencies and this event helps to incorporate those around us,” said Chapin CEO Jim Campbell.

Mercy Flight used this opportunity as a training exercise for employees. Coordinating these maneuvers is an example of how serious Chapin takes its health and safety program.

Chapin is currently in the process of earning their Occupational Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certificate of recognition for establishing and implementing an exemplary safety and health management system.

To qualify for the SHARP status, a company must: undergo complete and comprehensive safety and health audits; correct all hazards identified by the consultant; implement and maintain an exemplary safety and health management system; lower its lost workday, injury and illness rate, and have a recordable case rate below the national average.

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