September 2, 2022

Colonial Institute Apprentice Program Announced with Chatt State

Colonial Chemical, Inc. announces that it is offering a formal apprenticeship program in collaboration with Chattanooga State Community College. Titled “Colonial Institute,” the program is open to adults 18 and older who are interested in completing coursework necessary for a Chemical Operator Technical Certificate (COTC) in only three semesters.

Those who are enrolled in the coursework and working toward completion of the COTC requirements may be eligible for supervised paid apprenticeships at the Colonial Chemical operations. Completion of the COTC coursework guarantees every applicant a thorough interview process with the potential to join the Colonial Chemical team. COTC coursework may be applied to being awarded an A.A.S. in Chemical Engineering Technology.

All classwork is performed at the Chatt State – Kimball, TN campus. Courses include:

  • Mathematics for Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives
  • Process Operations
  • Process Equipment
September 1, 2022

Colonial Chemical Donates SCBA to Local Fire and Rescue Department

Colonial Chemical, Inc. donated two Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units to the New Hope Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. SCBA units are the primary tools that provide the greatest amount of airway protection from toxic gas and harmful chemicals. Each unit includes a cabinet and spare bottle. Department member Jimmy Haley accepted the units on behalf of the local department.

Speaking of the donations, Jerry Pittman, EHS&S Manager, Colonial Chemical, stated, “These units were originally secured to use for a purpose that’s now become unnecessary. Since they are redundant and we knew the local rescue service could make better use of these, we decided to pass them along. We sent them off to be completely retested and recertified by Southeast Rubber and Safety – which means they’re 100% ready when needed. I’m sure they’ll be very useful if the opportunity ever presents itself here or elsewhere.”

The New Hope Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is an all-volunteer operation on call 24/7 and provides fire and rescue support for communities in Marion County. There are 22 trained members who serve in that department.