Tuscola, Illinois, USA
For more than 50 years, our manufacturing facility has been committed to maintaining the highest standards in safety, health and environmental (SH&E) performance while positively impacting the community in which we operate.
Our facility, which was built in 1958, was Cabot's first fumed silica plant. Currently, the site has 12 manufacturing units that produce hydrophilic and hydrophobic fumed silica for a variety of end-use applications, including adhesives and sealants, coatings, personal care, pharmaceuticals, silicones, thermoset composites and electrophotographic printing.
Our facility employs a team of approximately 100 people. We are active in our local community, participating in such events as the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the Tanger Fit for a Cure 10K and co-sponsoring the Tuscola Charity Golf Outing. Additionally, we provide funding for school improvements, scholarships and more.
Life at Cabot
Douglas County CEO Program Visit
Employees in Tuscola recently hosted local high school students from the Douglas County CEO program, an economic development program for growing high school students into leaders for the future.
The visit included information about the manufacturing of silica, safety in the workplace, expanding their business knowledge and learning about how silica is used in everyday products. Students also received a tour of the central control room, burner process, warehouse, packaging and shipping.
Promoting STEM in the Classroom
Employees in Tuscola recently joined forces with local schools and visited third through eighth grade classrooms to facilitate STEM demonstrations.
Some of the projects included building protective egg baskets, building rockets and creating a human energy circuit. In addition, employees participated in a collection drive for supplies that could be used for science experiments within the classrooms. With their help, every item on the wish lists of STEM supplies was collected and provided to local schools.