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Mead Employer Earns Pinnacol’s Circle of Safety Award


Winner meets high bar for workplace safety and risk management

DENVER, Oct. 26, 2017 – Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, is honoring Mead-based Boulder Scientific with its 2017 Circle of Safety Award for the company’s exemplary performance in safety, risk control, and financial and claims management.

“This year’s Circle of Safety winners recognize that workplace safety is about much more than checking some boxes,” said Phil Kalin, Pinnacol’s president and CEO. “These employers are creating a safety culture that permeates everything they do, and the result is a healthier, more productive workforce.”

“It’s also important to note that the majority of these businesses are in high-risk industries such as construction, manufacturing and health care,” Kalin went on to say. “It’s especially important that businesses whose employees face some of the potentially riskiest workplace conditions put so much focus on eliminating and managing those dangers.”

The Circle of Safety Award was created with the understanding that exceptional risk management is the result of a circle of many people working together. From top management and frontline employees to Pinnacol representatives and the policyholders’ agents, everyone plays a role in making Colorado workplaces safer. These Circle of Safety winners embrace risk management and get their employees home safe every day.

Pinnacol policyholders were eligible to receive the Circle of Safety Award if they met the following criteria:


  • Pinnacol policyholder for at least four consecutive years.

  • Experience modification rate (the employer’s claims costs compared with the industry average) of .85 or less in the current policy period.

  • Combined four-year loss ratio (claims paid by Pinnacol divided by the premium paid by the employer) of less than or equal to 35 percent.

  • 80 percent or more of all claims reported within 48 hours over the past four years.

  • Two or fewer notices of cancellation each year – When employers pay their bill late or not at all, they and their employees can be at risk.

  • No non-compliant audits – When employers do not complete their audit correctly or at all, they are at risk of paying too much or too little for their workers’ compensation coverage.

  • Currently hold the State of Colorado’s Cost Containment Certification, which helps employers prevent workplace injuries and control insurance related costs

  • No fatalities.

  • Pinnacol-approved return-to-work program – These programs help get injured employees back to work as safely and quickly as possible.

Circle of Safety 2017 Award Winners:
ACA Products*, Buena Vista
Accent Electrical Services*, Broomfield
Adcon Signs*, Fort Collins
Alert Traffic Control, Inc.*, Bayfield
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Dillon
Aspen Falls Custom Design & Landscape, Centennial
Bolton Construction, LLC*, Meeker
Boulder Scientific Company, Mead
Coblaco Services, Inc.*, Henderson
Colorado Springs Housing Authority, Colorado Springs
Curbside Recycling Indefinitely, Inc.*, Grand Junction
Double M Concrete LLC*, Woodland Park
Dynamic Dimensions, Inc. (DDI), Burlington
Enstrom Candies, Grand Junction
Fiske Electric, Johnstown
Fox Construction, Inc.*, Steamboat Springs
Fransen Pittman General Contractors, Englewood
Frazee Construction Co., Colorado Springs
Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District*, Frederick
Go Alpine*, Steamboat Springs
Hastings Brothers Construction, Inc., Sedalia
HLCC Construction Company*, Steamboat Springs
Holly Heights Nursing Center*, Denver
HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc.*, Grand Junction
JDS Electric, LLC, Gillette, WY
JetCenters of Colorado*, Englewood
JFMT Automotive Group LLC/EP Blazer LLC/EP Bulldog LLC
Lefever Building Systems, Commerce City
LT Environmental, Inc., Arvada
Mark Young Construction, Frederick
Munro Companies, Inc., Grand Junction
Muscanell Millworks, Cortez
Pikes Peak Steel, LLC*, Colorado Springs
Piper Communication Services, Inc.*, Arvada
PNCI Construction, Inc.*, Grand Junction
Pure Water Dynamics, Inc., Denver
RLW Sand Storage LLC, Denver
Samuel Engineering, Inc., Englewood
Ski Cooper, Leadville
Spriggs Excavation, Inc., Durango
The Columbine Label Company*, Englewood
Y-W Electric Association, Inc.*, Akron

* Multiple Year Winners

About Pinnacol Assurance
Pinnacol Assurance is Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance. Pinnacol provides comprehensive, competitively priced coverage; immediate attention to claims; a highly qualified network of medical providers; and proactive safety programs to more than 57,000 Colorado businesses. Annually, Pinnacol spends over 35,000 hours keeping Colorado worksites safe and provides compassionate care to over 40,000 Coloradans injured on the job. For more information, visit www.pinnacol.com.

Contact:
Ryan Grange
Senior Communications Specialist
303.361.4751 (office), 720.289.3702 (mobile)
moc.locannipnull@egnarg.nayr

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Boulder Scientific Company Charitable Donation.

Mead, Colorado September 14, 2017 –
Boulder Scientific Company is pleased to announce that $720 was raised for the Humane Society of Weld County at its 15th Annual Employee and Vendor Golf Tournament. The golf tournament was held at Ute Creek Golf Course in Longmont, Colorado. This is the first year that the Humane Society of Weld County has been the recipient of the proceeds from the tournament’s mulligan sales.

Boulder Scientific Company
970-535-4494

About Boulder Scientific Company
Leadership Through Innovation
For over forty years our team of chemical manufacturing experts has exceeded the expectations of customers by finding cost effective, innovative solutions.

Boulder Scientific has developed chemicals for world-renowned organizations, enabling breakthroughs in human drug therapy, plastics manufacture, agricultural and industrial applications, and specialty chemical industries.

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Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship Winners.

Mead, Colorado May 12, 2017 –
Boulder Scientific Company is pleased to announce twelve winners of the Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. Scholarships are available to the children of employees of Boulder Scientific Company, Hudson Terminal Rail Services, and Cripple Creek-Victor Railroad for full-time academic study at either a 2-year or 4-year accredited institution of the student’s choice. Scholarships are competitive and administered by a third party, Scholarship Management Services of Saint Peter, MN. Scholarships awards range from $2,850 to $8,300 per year depending upon the institution attended. The winners are:

Kelsey Brostrom, daughter of John Morris, will attend University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and major in Early Childhood Education. This is Kelsey’s first Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Kirsten Brostrom, daughter of John Morris, is studying biochemistry at Metropolitan State University. This is Kirsten’s second Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

David Burks, son of Richard Burks, is attending Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and is majoring in kinesiology. This is David’s first Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Liam Gately, son of Dan Gately, will attend Northwestern University and study at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. This is Liam’s first Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Kian Karp, son of Ned Karp, will attend Front Range Community College for his first two years of college. This is Kian’s first Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Anna Klemmer, daughter of Mike Klemmer, is currently attending Colorado State University and majoring in electronic art and drawing. This is Anna’s second Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Reed Klemmer, son of Mike Klemmer, is a music major at the Colorado State University in Pueblo with an emphasis in clarinet performance. This is Reed’s fourth Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Josh Montague, son of Kevin Montague, will study to be an Electrical Lineman at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. This is Josh’s fourth Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Abigail Palmer, daughter of Pam Baxter-Palmer, will major in accounting and psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. This is Abigail’s first Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Remy Policicchio, son of Annette Policicchio, will attend the University of Wyoming and study chemistry. This is Remy’s first Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Sorrel Sudtelgte, daughter of Rich Crawford, is attending Aims Community College and majoring in radiology. This is Sorrel’s second Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Maris Westrum, daughter of Larry Westrum, is majoring in journalism and minoring in anthropology at University of Colorado at Boulder. This is Maris’ third Boulder Scientific Company Scholarship award.

Boulder Scientific Company
970-535-4494

About Boulder Scientific Company
Leadership Through Innovation
For over forty years our team of chemical manufacturing experts has exceeded the expectations of customers by finding cost effective, innovative solutions.

Boulder Scientific has developed chemicals for world-renowned organizations, enabling breakthroughs in human drug therapy, plastics manufacture, agricultural and industrial applications, and specialty chemical industries.

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Boulder Scientific Company Announces 2017 Distinguished Lecture

Mead, CO – February 20, 2017:

Boulder Scientific Company today announced that John Hartwig of the University of California at Berkeley will be the 2017 Boulder Scientific distinguished lecturer held at the Chemistry Department of Colorado State University. The Boulder Scientific Company Distinguished Lecture Series has been held every year since 2006 and has featured both academic and industrial chemists mainly working in the area of catalysis. The lecture series has featured three Nobel prize winners: Richard Shrock of MIT, Robert Grubbs of CalTech, and Dr. Negishi of Purdue University. Boulder Scientific Company is a Colorado-based manufacturer of specialty organometallic chemicals such as metallocenes, boron compounds, Grignards and other specialty organic chemicals used in the life sciences and industrial chemistry. The title of the lecture is “Selective Functionalization with Large and Small Catalysts”. The lecture will be held in room A101 of the Chemistry Building on March 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

About Professor John Hartwig:
Summary: Professor Hartwig’s research group focuses on the discovery and understanding of new reactions of organic compounds catalyzed by transition metal complexes. These findings result from a combination of organic synthesis, organometallic synthesis and mechanistic analysis of catalytic systems.
Detail: The Hartwig group is currently investigating the selective catalytic functionalization of alkanes and arenes, cross-couplings to form arylamines and aryl ethers from aryl halides or sulfonates, cross-couplings that directly convert carbonyl compounds to ?-aryl carbonyl derivatives, new catalysts for the hydroaminations of alkenes, catalysts for the enantioselective and site-selective allylic substitution, and catalysts for transformations of precursors to biofuels and renewable chemical feedstocks. His group has conducted extensive mechanistic investigations of each of these types of reactions. Through these studies, they have revealed several new classes of reductive eliminations, discrete compounds that functionalize alkanes, unusual three-coordinate arylpalladium complexes that are intermediates in cross-coupling, the first compounds that oxidatively add ammonia to form monomeric products, and the first transition-metal amido and alkoxo complexes that insert unactivated alkenes. In addition to these research activities he has authored the textbook titled Organotransition Metal Chemistry: From Bonding to Catalysis published in December 2009.

About Boulder Scientific Company
Boulder Scientific Company, a privately held Colorado Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals serving a variety of end markets. Boulder Scientific Company is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in metallocenes and other specialty chemicals used in a wide range of applications including catalysis, defense, electronic materials, and pharmaceutical synthesis.

Contact: Scott Birmingham, CEO, Boulder Scientific Company: 970-535-4494

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Mead, Colorado – October 24, 2016:
The Boulder Scientific Company Mead site was the location of a joint training exercise for Mountain View Fire Rescue and the Town of Mead to practice emergency operations procedures through a coordinated response. Please see:

Joint Training Exercise

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Mead, Colorado – September 22, 2016:
Boulder Scientific Company was mentioned in a news release from Mountain View Fire Rescue regarding Mead Community Day and Sugarbeet Festival. Please see:

Mountain View Fire Rescue News

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Boulder Scientific Company celebrates recertification as a Gold Member of the Colorado ELP

Mead, CO – October 16, 2015: Today, Boulder Scientific Company (BSC) announced that they have received recertification as a Gold Leader member of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program. Along with only 96 other Gold Leaders, BSC was awarded this status by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). It recognizes BSC’s Environmental Management System for efforts in waste minimization, emission reductions, and recycling. This is the second consecutive three-year recognition period for BSC as a Gold Leader.

Contact: Glenn Summers, EHS Manager, Boulder Scientific Co.
970-535-4494

About Boulder Scientific Company: BSC is a chemical manufacturing company based in Mead, CO. Founded over 40 years ago, BSC has developed chemicals that have led to breakthroughs in human drug therapy, plastics manufacture, agricultural and industrial applications, and specialty chemical industries.

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Boulder Scientific Company Certified Compliant in ChemStewards® Program
Boulder Scientific Company Demonstrates Commitment to Performance Improvement

Mead, CO – July 17, 2015: The Boulder Scientific Company (BSC) Mead facility announced today that it has furthered its commitment to environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) excellence by becoming recertified in the ChemStewards® performance improvement program of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA).

BSC’s adoption of ChemStewards® represents a commitment to improve its performance through a system of reviews and independent audits. ChemStewards® is an EHS&S program, now in its eighth year, developed by and for the batch chemical manufacturing industry to reflect a focus on continuous improvement of regulatory compliance, customer confidence, community trust and product stewardship.

Of the company’s recent successes, BSC’s Environmental Health and Safety Manager Glenn Summers said, “We will continuously strive to use our resources efficiently and minimize waste. Environmental, health, safety, and security are our priority in all areas of operation. This proves continuous improvement initiatives work.”

“Certified completion of ChemStewards® is a major step for Boulder Scientific Company’s employees, customers and community,” said Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President and CEO. “Boulder Scientific Company has shown a consistent commitment to making their process management system the best it can be. SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program is designed to help batch, custom and specialty chemical companies prioritize environmental, health, safety and security improvement. Boulder Scientific Company’s successful completion of the program should serve as proof for their customers of their superior performance.”

SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of more than 220 companies. For more information on services and products, visit www.socma.com.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit www.chemstewards.com.

About Boulder Scientific Company: BSC is a chemical manufacturing company based in Mead, CO. Founded over 40 years ago, BSC has developed chemicals that have led to breakthroughs in human drug therapy, plastics manufacture, agricultural and industrial applications, and specialty chemical industries. Learn more at www.bouldersci.com
CONTACT: Glenn Summers, EHS Manager, Boulder Scientific Company

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