|The Niagara Falls plant began in 1897 as the Castner Electrolytic Alkali Company, a subsidiary of Mathiesen Alkali Works. In 1987, Olin formed a joint venture with DuPont, and the Niachlor plant was established. Ten years later DuPont’s portion of the plant was purchased.
||2400 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
||Located on Buffalo Avenue, just 2 miles from the Canadian border
, Caustic Soda
, Hydrochloric Acid
, Sulfuric Acid
|Product End Uses:
||Pulp and paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, plastics, food processing, water treatment, and household goods
|Annual Local Expenditures:
|Annual Local Taxes||$358,000
We contribute to the local economy
More than 200 people come to work every day at Olin Niagara Falls, and Olin spends more than $34 million a year with local businesses, purchasing goods and services that support almost 200 local jobs. Olin also generates more than $350,000 in annual taxes – taxes that go to schools, to community services and development, and to those in need.
We’re responsible to the community
As a corporate neighbor, it’s important that we add value to life in Niagara Falls. Adding value means giving of ourselves to charitable and worthwhile efforts in the community, whether it’s creating them or contributing to them. One of our most important efforts is our support of education in Niagara Falls community schools. We’ve adopted Cataract Elementary School. We also work with United Way, the Police Athletic League (PAL), the Chamber of Commerce, the Community Mission and the American Red Cross.
Niagara Falls is a great place to live
Life in Niagara Falls is a study in contrasts. You can take an afternoon stroll through lush apple orchards found throughout the Niagara landscape and that evening visit one of the city’s bustling nightspots. Then again, maybe it’s an evening of entertainment at the historic Riviera Theatre, complete with music from the Mighty Wurlitzer organ.
Anglers enjoy world-class, year-round sport fishing. Other people like to shop in one of the storybook towns and villages surrounding Niagara. Buffalo, which is less than 30 minutes away, offers professional sports like Buffalo Bills football or Bisons baseball, plus the Sabres hockey team. Toronto, also a short drive away, is another popular destination for Niagara natives.
Safety is one of our most important products
One of our main goals at the Olin Niagara plant is a safe working and living environment for our people, their families and our neighbors. Olin takes precautions to ensure that no employee or community resident is ever put at risk. Since 2004, Olin Niagara Falls has invested almost $22 million in plant improvements including raw brine tank upgrades, plus vacuum dechlorinator and hydrochloric tank replacements. We also have a continuous air quality monitoring system and a thorough water treatment program. In 2002, we completed a boiler project that significantly improved air quality.
We’ve been awarded for our efforts
That kind of performance has led to a number of environmental and safety awards, like the New York State Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention. Olin recovers and recycles a waste water stream, eliminating the need to send it to the city of Niagara waste water treatment facilities. We also received the CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award for safe rail car maintenance and loading. In addition, the Chlorine Institute presented us with the Environmental Achievement Award for an accident-free record, and we received the Union Pacific Pinnacle Award for non-accident releases and transportation safety. Olin Niagara is also an OSHA VPP star certified plant, which means we put employee health and safety first.