About FMC Middleport
For the greater part of the last century until today, FMC's sprawling complex has played a key role in the growth of the company, but also in the heritage of the Village of Middleport. Originally founded as the Niagara Sprayer Company in 1904, the plant was purchased by FMC in 1943 and became the headquarters for its agricultural products business.
Today, FMC headquarters are in Philadelphia. Although formerly a chemical manufacturing facility, the Middleport Agricultural Sciences plant is a formulations plant, mixing and packaging a number of key product lines used on nearly 100 different crops in more than 75 countries around the world.
FMC is proud to be one of the largest employers in Middleport. We have a dedicated and loyal workforce demonstrated by low employee turnover. FMC is a significant contributor to the Niagara and Orleans County communities and is supportive of the United Way, American Red Cross, Royalton-Hartland School District and many community groups.
We encourage you to contact us online or call our Community Relations Office at (716) 735-9769. Click on these links to find out more about our 8 S. Vernon St. office, and our commitment to being Middleport’s Valued Neighbor.
You can also click on the latest FMC Middleport Fact Sheet.
FMC Middleport Plant Hosts Safety Moment Day for Employees With Area First Responders
September 16, 2020
FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Sciences Plant in Middleport recently hosted a special Safety Moment Day for employees with area first responders that focused on efforts to reduce causes of unintentional injury and death in the workplace, on the road, and in homes and communities.
Among the participants were the Middleport Fire Department, the Middleport Police Department, DiVal Safety Equipment and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, which conducted an interactive simulation for employees of drug and alcohol impaired physical exercises.
“As a company dedicated to our local community, FMC is committed to ongoing safety training that will help keep our employees safe on the job and at home,” said Brent Sensenich, FMC Middleport plant manager. “That commitment has enabled our plant to go more than 18 months as an accident and injury-free workplace without an OSHA recordable incident.”
Among the topics covered were home safety and electrical safety, FMC’s key safety procedures, fork truck safety, office safety, work-related stress, hazard recognition and heat stress.
FMC Middleport Plant Names Brent Sensenich As Manager
August 10, 2020
Brent Sensenich has been named manager of FMC’s Agricultural Sciences plant in Middleport. The local Agricultural Sciences plant formulates and packages a number of key FMC product lines to protect over 100 crops in more than 75 countries worldwide.
Sensenich has been with FMC since 2015, having most recently served as operations manager at the Middleport plant and as FMC’s North America Technical Center Manger – Formulations and Packaging.
“Throughout my career I have enjoyed working across different roles in quality, engineering, and operations management,” he said. “I am excited to continue as part of the FMC Middleport team and Middleport community as we look toward a future of continued safe operation and growth.”
A native of the Kansas City area in the Midwest, Sensenich and his wife and two sons have lived in Western New York for more than three years.
“My family and I love living in Western NY, participating in many of the local traditions and we even enjoy all aspects of the winter season,” he said.
Sensenich holds a bachelor’s degree in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
FMC Middleport Plant Manager Brent Sensenich
FMC Middleport Plant Donates Needed Items in Fight Against COVID-19
March 28, 2020
FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Sciences facility in Middleport has stepped up to help the medical community and local first responders in the fight against COVID-19 by donating a limited supply of respirators, safety glasses and Tyvek protective clothing suits.
Dr. Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport plant manager, announced that the plant has donated six cases of N95 respirators to the Shelby Fire Department for distribution to local hospitals, 12 cases of safety glasses to the Niagara County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Tyvek protective clothing suits to the Middleport Fire Department.
“We are all in this unprecedented effort together,” she said. “Safety is a core value of FMC’s operations and these needed items will help protect the local medical community and first responders as they treat and assist those who are affected by the coronavirus."
FMC Middleport Plant Celebrates Workplace Safety Achievement
March 11, 2020
FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Sciences facility in Middleport recently celebrated one year as an accident and injury-free workplace without an OSHA recordable incident.
“FMC is committed every day to safety in the workplace as a core value of our operations so that all of our employees go home safely,” said Dr. Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport plant manager. “This effort is the result of a work culture based on teamwork, strong management support, and the commitment by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.”
The Middleport facility has been recognized several times in the past for periods of safe operations without an OSHA recordable incident. This facility was also part of FMC’s overall recognition last year for leadership in environmental, health, safety, and security performance by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) with the Responsible Care® Company of the Year Award for its TH!NK. SAFE.™ program, which is at the core of FMC’s safety commitment.
FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Sciences Plant in Middleport celebrates one year as an accident and injury-free workplace. Joining in an acknowledgement of this safety milestone are (from left to right) Dr. Roberta Kloda, plant manager; Joseph Caputy, production supervisor; Allie Wagner, human resources manager; Patrick Stahura, operations manager; and Bob Brockman, quality supervisor.
FMC Recognized with Two Prestigious American Chemistry Council Awards
November 20, 2019
FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) has been recognized with two prestigious American Chemistry Council (ACC) Awards including the Responsible Care® Company of the Year Award and a Sustainability Leadership Award for 2019.
FMC’s Middleport Plant formulates and packages a number of key product lines to protect over 100 crops in more than 75 countries worldwide and plays a key role in FMC’s global leadership position in agricultural sciences.
"We are very proud to be recipients of the Responsible Care Company of the Year Award and the Sustainability Leadership Award," said Linda Froelich, director of corporate sustainability at FMC. "FMC employees are committed to operating safely which is evident in our new record low global total recordable injury rate. This commitment to safety extends to our views on operating sustainably as we have exceeded our goal on spending 80 percent of our R&D budget to develop sustainably advantaged products while reducing energy and greenhouse gas emissions intensities as well as waste and water intensities at our manufacturing sites."
FMC is recognized for leadership in environmental, health, safety and security performance with the Responsible Care Company of the Year Award for its TH!NK. SAFE.™ program, which is at the core of the company's safety commitment. TH!NK. SAFE. fosters a dynamic safety culture through interactive programs that engage all levels of the organization. The ACC also presented FMC the Sustainability Leadership "Transparency & Collaboration" Award for its Product Stewardship & Sustainability Assessment tool that helps the company assess and determine the sustainability of its active ingredients and products through each stage of discovery and development.
FMC was also recognized by the ACC with the Responsible Care Company of the Year award in 2017 for its industry-leading safety and sustainability programs and goals.
FMC Middleport Plant Celebrates National Safety Month by Hosting Annual Safety Day For Employees, First Responders
June 14, 2019
FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Sciences Plant in Middleport hosted a special Safety Day recently for FMC employees and community first responders as part of National Safety Month, as designated by the National Safety Council, to highlight efforts to reduce the leading causes of unintentional injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities.
In one of the day’s sessions, Lt. Julie Kratz (left in foreground) of the Niagara County Sheriff Department leads participants in an interactive drug and alcohol impaired simulation exercise requiring participants to attempt tossing rope loops onto pegs. The day also included a video on fatigue along with informational tables hosted by the Middleport Fire Department, WNY Immediate Care, and DiVal Safety Equipment.
Among officials participating in Safety Day activities (from left to right) along with the Middleport Fire Department are Joshua Walker, FMC plant maintenance manager, John J. Swick, Middleport Police chief, Dr. Roberta Kloda, FMC plant manger, and Sgt. Roland Johnson and Officer Bryan Warren of the Middleport Police Department.
FMC Middleport Plant Recognized by Company as Winner of 2018 Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Site Excellence Award
May 10, 2019
The FMC Middleport Plant has been named a winner of the 2018 Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Site Excellence Award among the many locations of the FMC Corporation.
Criteria for the award for the previous calendar year included zero recordable injuries at the site, zero process category 1 or 2 events, zero notices of violations and EHS Compliance Audit results and action item status.
“FMC has invested a large amount of time, energy and dollars to ensure an optimal safe workplace for our dedicated employees,” said Dr. Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport plant manager. “The award especially recognizes the commitment of the entire FMC Middleport team to safety in all of our activities.”
FMC Middleport Plant employees celebrate receiving a 2018 Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Site Excellence Award among the many locations of the FMC Corporation. Holding the recognition plaque (far left) is Rick Cooper, and showcasing the award flag (from second on left to far right) are Jamie Buchholz, Dr. Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport Plant manager, Joe Burkett, union steward representing Local 1180 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and Carolyn Joldos, FMC Middleport Plant Environmental, Health and Safety manager.
FMC Middleport Celebrates Three-Year Workplace Safety Record
FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Solutions plant in Middleport recently celebrated three consecutive years as an accident and injury-free workplace without an OSHA recordable incident.
State Sen. Robert G. Ortt and the New York State Senate issued a proclamation recognizing this significant safety milestone and extending their sincere appreciation to FMC for its history of serving the community.
“As a core value of our operations, FMC is committed to safety in the workplace and this core value affects everything we do as a company,” said Dr. Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport plant manager.
She said this safety achievement is the result of a work culture based on teamwork, strong management support and the commitment by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers that all fellow employees go home safe.
“Our safety record is something we can all be proud of,” Kloda said.
With operations dating back more than a century, the FMC Middleport plant formulates and packages a number of key product lines to protect over 100 crops in more than 75 countries around the globe.
FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Solutions Plant in Middleport celebrates three consecutive years as an accident and injury-free workplace without an OSHA recordable incident. As acknowledgement of this safety milestone, Carolyn Joldos (left), plant Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) manager, and Dr. Roberta Kloda (right), plant manager, display a proclamation from New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt and the New York State Senate recognizing the achievement and extending appreciation to FMC for its history in serving the community. Click here to view the proclamation.
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