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MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, March 13, 2018 – Buckman received the Governor’s Volunteer Star Business award for West Tennessee at the 2018 Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning. Buckman was nominated for demonstrating an outstanding record of dedication to communities in the West Tennessee area.

“We are honored and proud to receive this exceptional award from Volunteer Tennessee,” said Junai Maharaj, Buckman President and CEO. “Buckman’s philanthropic efforts started with Mrs. Mertie Buckman’s strong belief in giving back to those in need, and it has grown and flourished because our associates feel personally committed to helping the communities in which we live.”

In 2009, with support from a global team of Buckman employees including Buckman’s now-CEO, Junai Maharaj, the global BuckmanCares initiative was founded by Kathy Buckman Gibson. Its mission was and continues to be ensuring Buckman is a responsible corporate citizen by encouraging and supporting local communities both financially and through the volunteer efforts of its associates. In 2017, 45-percent of Buckman’s U.S. employees volunteered more than 6300 hours, and globally Buckman associates volunteered nearly 8900 hours.

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Buckman is a privately-held, global specialty chemical company with headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., USA. Buckman works proactively and collaboratively with worldwide customers in pulp and paper, leather, and industrial water treatment and process chemistry to deliver exceptional service and innovative specialty chemical solutions. Buckman's goal is to help customers boost productivity, reduce risk, improve product quality and provide a measurable return on investment. Buckman is committed to safeguarding the environment, maintaining safety in the workplace and promoting sustainable development, for its associates, its customers and the communities it serves in more than 90 countries around the world.

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