Perimeter Solutions (NYSE: PRM), makers of PHOS-CHEK long-term fire retardant and other high-quality firefighting products, recently welcomed Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Washington State Representative Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake) for a tour of its manufacturing facility in Pasco, WA.
The Pasco site opened in July of this year, and it was constructed in under a year using local contractors and service providers. The site produces Perimeter Solutions’ flagship long-term fire retardant, PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx, an innovative 100% phosphate product that utilizes an environmentally friendly formula to offer superior performance, product safety and enhanced stability.
Both Representatives are actively working to address the growing challenge wildfires present the state of Washington. In 2015, Rep. Dent introduced the state’s Wildfire Caucus, which meets monthly to discuss and address issues around forest health, fire and fire suppression. Rep. Newhouse serves as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, a group of more than 70 Members of Congress who are working to address federal land management and wildfire prevention issues. Earlier this year, he introduced legislation called the Stop Causing Alarming Tree, Air, and Soil Trauma Resulting from Obstructive Progressives’ and Hypocritical Environmentalists’ Schemes Act, or the Stop CATASTROPHES Act. The stated goal of the legislation is to improve forest health and reduce the risk of wildfires.
‘It was fascinating to see the innovative research and development with fire retardants taking place at Perimeter Solutions’ Pasco facility. These technologies are vital to protecting our communities, and I’m proud that Central Washington is playing a critical role in combatting, and more importantly, preventing, these devastating wildfires,’ said Rep. Newhouse.
PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx fire retardant produced at the Pasco site this year was shipped to air attack bases around the US and Canada to help fire management agencies, including the USDA Forest Service, to prevent the spread of wildfires during the active 2021 season.
‘We appreciate Representatives Newhouse and Dent taking the time to visit and check out our operations in Pasco,’ says Edward Goldberg, CEO of Perimeter Solutions. ‘Wildfire season in the Western United States continues to become longer and grow in intensity, and that is not going to change. We need a more proactive strategy to improve wildfire prevention, and we are grateful for the leading role that both Representatives Newhouse and Dent are taking to make that happen.’
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