Jones-Hamilton Co. has established a $30,000 endowment at Owens Community
College to annually award a scholarship to an area student majoring in a
chemistry or engineering-related field.
"We are very honored by this generous act of Jones-Hamilton Co. promoting education in science and engineering careers," Owens President Daniel H. Brown said. "We are impressed that as an employee-owned company, Jones-Hamilton Co. is committed to the residents of this area. We certainly share in that same commitment."
Jones-Hamilton Co., a manufacturer of chemical products, operates a production facility at 30354 Tracy Road, Walbridge. Headquartered in Newark, California, Jones-Hamilton Co. is a member of the Chemical Manufacturers Association and is the only producer of sodium bisulfate in North America.
Production activities for the firm's sodium bisulfate (SBS), hydrochloric acid (HCI) and Poultry Litter Treatment (PLT (R)) Divisions all occur at the Walbridge facility. PLT(R) is a product used for ammonia control in the poultry industry and also helps eliminate bacteria and viruses during the growout.
"Being an employee-owned company, our employees believe in giving back to the community where we operate," said Gerry Danes, Walbridge plant manager and Rossford resident. "And what better way than to sponsor area students through this scholarship endowment at our local community college."
The recipient of the scholarship must be a full-time student, maintain a 3.0 grade point average and live in Lake Township, Perrysburg Township, the city of Rossford or the city of Northwood.