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Hexion Specialty Chemicals Receives 2009 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Award

October 26, 2009 at 10:48 AM EDT

Columbus, Ohio (October 26, 2009) - Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., recently received a 2009 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Award recognizing its achievements in utilizing Six Sigma for organizational business improvement.

The company was selected as having the best achievement in implementing Six Sigma for business improvement in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The award was part of an overall awards program presented by WCBF, which produces Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma events. The awards, recognizing leading Six Sigma programs across a range of industries, were judged by a panel of independent business improvement experts and practitioners. The focus of the awards program is to demonstrate to the global business community the results that organizations achieve through the successful deployment of Six Sigma and other business excellence programs, according to the organization.

“We are excited about this recognition of Hexion’s Six Sigma programming, which has helped us improve our global operations to better serve our customers,” said Dalchand Laljit, Vice President, Six Sigma.

Six Sigma at Hexion is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects in any business process. It provides various methods and tools to associates to examine processes within the business from the customer's perspective, and to improve them to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Hexion has implemented Six Sigma programming across its global organization and has made Six Sigma a core process in its business operations. Its award entry documented various business process improvements, savings and service enhancements resulting from embracing Six Sigma methodology as a way of doing business.

About Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Specialty Chemicals is owned by an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P. Additional information is available at


Peter Loscocco
Vice President, Public Affairs
Hexion Specialty Chemicals