|American Pacific Corporation's Utah Operations Named Outstanding Manufacturer of The Year|
LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- American Pacific Corporation's (AMPAC) (Nasdaq: APFC) Utah Operations (AMPAC Utah Operations) was honored with the 2008 Outstanding Manufacturer of The Year Award at the 58th annual Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce awards and installation banquet on February 5, 2009. The award was sponsored by Cedar City Motor Sports.
The award is given annually to a business that has positively contributed to the local community. AMPAC Utah Operations is an active and committed member of the Cedar City community, believing that core to the success of a business is a sustainable and strong workforce, solid infrastructure and a commitment to the future. Cedar City has been the home of AMPAC Utah Operations since 1989.
Dave Thayer, Vice President and General Manager - Utah Operations, said, "On behalf of the 165 AMPAC Utah Operations employees, it is an honor to receive this award. It is the dedication that these employees put toward family, job and community that gives us the ability to operate and succeed here in Cedar City."
AMPAC Utah Operations consists of: Western Electrochemical Company, a specialty chemical manufacturer supplying to aerospace, national defense and commercial programs for more than 40 years; Halotron, a specialty chemical manufacturer supplying safe, clean fire extinguishing agents; PEPCON Systems, a manufacturer of water treatment equipment; and American Azide, a specialty chemical manufacturer supplying the pharmaceutical industry.
The Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce has seen consistent growth in the past three years and 2008 was no exception. With nearly 450 members, the chamber is strong and growing. While congratulating the AMPAC Utah Operations team, Mr. Scott Jolley, Executive Director, Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce, stated, "We are happy that you have won and are grateful for your proactive approach at helping our community."
ABOUT AMERICAN PACIFIC CORPORATION
American Pacific Corporation (AMPAC) is a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and propulsion products 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. AMPAC also designs and manufactures liquid propulsion systems, valves and structures for space and missile defense applications. 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 www.apfc.com.
SOURCE American Pacific Corp.