CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (February 5, 2019) – Bill Fowler, a long-time employee of Americhem, a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of custom color masterbatch, functional additives, engineered compounds and performance technologies headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has achieved 50 years of service working in production.
Bill was hired in January of 1969 through a job interview that was set up by the Akron Urban League. On his 50th work anniversary, Bill was presented with an award from Mayor Don Walters that declared January 29 as Bill Fowler Day in Cuyahoga Falls.
When asked what Americhem means to Bill, he expressed, “Americhem gave me the opportunity to achieve my goals and provide a lifestyle for myself. The relationships and interactions with all the different people I have met at Americhem has shaped me into the person I am today and made me a better man. My grandmother was a wise woman who raised 13 children and she always told me, “what was in a book is not always what it is like out in the world,” and man was she right. The lessons I’ve learned and the wisdom I’ve gained from working here is priceless.”
When asked what changes in the industry that Bill has seen over the last 50 years, he stated, “As time went on, machines became more sophisticated and the job became less dirty. Most of the time, you could load the materials in, stand back, and watch it go, but with that came the added challenge of safety. We had to really pay attention to what we were doing. We looked out for each other and didn’t just pay attention to our own lines, but each other’s; like families do.”Download Press Release