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Green and Hematite go way back.

In 1978, a chemical engineer named Charles Pavanel created a way to turn scrap materials from auto manufacturers into quality products that could be installed back into the vehicle. And this was all happening way before being 'green' was a corporate responsibility. At this time, Pavanel was working with The Ford Motor Company on a research and development project to find a way to recycle their PVC trim scrap, which was filling landfill sites at a rate of 16-20 million pounds per year from only two of their Michigan-based facilities. The success of this project gave Pavanel the incentive to begin making products for other automotive manufacturers using these newly-created recycled materials.

Charles Pavanel was a relentless innovator. His way of thinking is woven throughout Hematite, driving its continued success in the automotive industry.

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Charles Pavanel