Ergon, Inc. announced effort to comply with REACH regulations.

Mon., Oct 13, 2008

Jackson, Mississippi - Ergon, Inc. announced effort to comply with REACH regulations. On June 2, 2007, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) came into force. This regulation, as promulgated by the European Union, mandates that all chemicals, whether they be manufactured in the EU or imported into the EU, must be registered through the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Ergon Companies are currently working to meet all REACH objectives and deadlines. The first deadline is for pre-registration, June 1, 2008 to November 30, 2008. Our goal is to work with our suppliers of raw materials to assure all substances are pre-registered, as we will be responsible for the pre-registration of substances not otherwise pre-registered by the supplier. In order to pre-register our substances, we will employ the use of an "Only Representative" that operates within the EU.

Ergon Companies will also work with our customers to assure all product applications and uses will be covered under REACH. This use information is necessary to complete Registration. This information will be requested from the customer at a later date.

If you should have any questions regarding Ergon's role in REACH, please call Ray Callahan at (601) 933-3124 or Mary Ellen Snow at (601) 933-3540.

About Ergon, Inc.

Ergon, Inc. is privately held, and operates under six primary business segments: Refining & Marketing, Asphalt & Emulsions, Transportation & Terminaling, Oil and Gas, Embedded Computing and Real Estate. Ergon owns and operates three petroleum refineries located in Mississippi, Arkansas and West Virginia, producing gasoline, low sulfur diesel, lubricant and process base oils, asphalts and other specialty products.