PHOS-CHEK® production facility supports wildfire prevention and protection efforts across North America
Clayton, MO 29 June 2023 – Perimeter Solutions (NYSE: PRM), a leading global manufacturer of high-quality firefighting products and lubricant additives, welcomed Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz for a tour of its manufacturing facility in Pasco, WA this week.
Perimeter Solutions opened its Pasco facility in July of 2021. The company’s flagship long-term fire retardant, PHOS-CHEK® LCE20-Fx and PHOS-CHEK LCE20W are produced at the site. PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx is an innovative, phosphate-based product that uses an environmentally friendlier formula to offer superior performance, product safety, and enhanced stability for aerial wildland firefighting. PHOS-CHEK LCE20W is an uncolored, ground-applied long-term fire retardant that can be sprayed ahead of wildfire season or during an oncoming fire threat to protect vegetation and other fuel sources.
Franz has served as Commissioner of Public Lands since 2017. In the Commissioner’s role, she leads the state’s wildfire fighting force, managing nearly six million acres of public lands. Since becoming Commissioner, she has led efforts to protect Washington communities and the environment from the impacts of wildfire and has worked with her team to transform the state into a modern wildland firefighting force. Franz also was instrumental in the passing of House Bill 1168 passed. The Wildfire, Forest Health Funding Bill committed $500 million to boost the state’s wildfire response, accelerate forest restoration, and build community resilience.
“Perimeter Solutions is an invaluable partner in our wildland firefighting efforts, providing crucial products like fire retardant and foams that play a vital role in our toolbox,” said Franz. “It’s not just about extinguishing flames; it’s about keeping our firefighters, the public, and the environment safe. We’re committed to continuing our collaboration with Perimeter Solutions, and always strive for improvement and innovation. Together, we can educate others about the importance of what Perimeter Solutions does here in Pasco and around the world, and how it truly makes a difference in wildfire fighting.”
The PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx fire retardant produced at the Pasco site is 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. The Company is celebrating the 60th anniversary of PHOS-CHEK fire retardant this year. It was in 1963 that the iconic brand was first approved for use in aerial wildfire attack by the Forest Service, and it quickly became the go-to fire retardant for wildland firefighters around the world. Over the past six decades, PHOS-CHEK has helped firefighters to protect property and save countless lives.
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About Perimeter Solutions
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Perimeter Solutions (NYSE: PRM) is a premier global solutions provider, producing high-quality firefighting products and lubricant additives. The company develops products that impact critically important issues of life – issues where there often is no room for error and the job doesn’t offer second chances. At Perimeter, we characterize the solutions we develop as ‘Trusted Solutions that Save’ – because it underscores what we are trying to accomplish for our customers and the world at large. Perimeter Solutions produces major brands known throughout the world like PHOS-CHEK® and FIRE-TROL® retardant, foam concentrates and gel products; AUXQUIMIA® and SOLBERG® firefighting foam concentrates; and BIOGEMA® extinguishing agents and retardants. For more info on how we use our experience, responsibility, and integrity to deliver trusted solutions that help improve firefighting performance, visit: www.perimeter-solutions.com.