Vocational visit NowChem
At the outset, our Rotarians were separated into two groups for an organised tour of NowChem operations lead by the two Johns. How surprising it was to find how broad a manufacturing base that NowChem has developed into from its beginnings in 1978 when John Senior, an Industrial Chemist founded the company off Albatross Road.
The business has grown incredibly over the past 40 years and exports to many countries around the world and contracts to major multi-national companies in the supply of their special products and ingredients. From industrial grade products including drilling lubricants, cleaning products, water filtration/purifying compounds to pharmaceuticals supplies aimed at beauty, skin and children's products. There is a huge range of products too many mention here but a visit to the NowChem retail outlet will reveal the full range of products on offer.
At the end of the tours, John Lamont Jnr spoke in depth about the company and its objective to have a competitive, productive internationally manufacturing business that, based locally, thoroughly believes in its staff, sponsors youth and ageing people in its employment strategy with flexible working arrangements.
At the end of the evening, Vocational Services Director, Robert Russell outlined how the visit was conceived at last year's Pride of Work Award night at which John Lamont was the keynote speaker and Melissa Cox was a recipient of Rotary International Pride of Work Award.
This was followed by President Phil Presgrave thanking NowChem for its hospitality in arranging the visit and thereby presented the two John's and Melissa with "Monaghan Mugs" as a token of Rotary Nowra's appreciation of their time and efforts in such a successful night.
Thanks for taking the photos Polly. More in Photo Gallery on website
Director Vocational Services