We welcomed the new Plant Manager, Brad Apking and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator Jody McGill.
Methanex took over the plant-site in Medicine Hat in 1992, so they will celebrate 30 years in the community this summer.  The plant originally was constructed by Alberta Gas Chemicals and opened in 1972, so a 50 year anniversary is also in the calendar for this year.
Brad has been with Methanex for 9 years, and transferred to  Medicine Hat in June of last year.  He spent a little time speaking to the change in climate and lifestyle from his previous posting in Louisiana.  Methanex is a Canadian company, headquartered in Vancouver.  They have 1,500 employee's worldwide and make approx. 13% of the worlds methanol supply.
Brad recommended the company website, www.methanex.com , to everyone for much more information.  He spoke about the uses of the product and some of the challenges of the Medicine Hat location.  He mentioned that they have had 6 years of operation without a lost time injury and work diligently on Emergency Management.  They also have been awarded several safe operation and safe shipping awards.
Brad and Jody invited everyone to the plant site in the Fall of 2022, for the annual "Connecting with Community" day.