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101 Wood Avenue
Iselin, NJ 08830
Employees: 6,500
CEO: Barry Perry
Stock Symbol: EC

Website: http://www.engelhard.com

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Engelhard is a surface and materials science company that develops technologies to improve customers' products and processes. The company is a world-leading provider of technologies for environmental, process, appearance and performance applications.

Engelhard materials can be found in a broad range of items like cosmetics, air purifiers, automobiles and packaging. The company helped develop the catalytic converter which is used in most vehicles today to reduce emissions.

Engelhard is made up of four segments: Environmental Technologies; Process Technologies, Appearance and Performance Technologies; and Materials Services.

Environmental Technologies develops and markets sophisticated emission-control technologies and systems that enable customers to cost-effectively comply with clean-air regulations.

Process Technologies markets process productivity to the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and petroleum refining industries.

Materials Services provides an array of services to Engelhard's technology businesses and their customers who rely on certain precious and base metals as raw materials for their products.

Appearance and Performance Technologies enables customers to market enhanced image and functionality in their products.

In 2004, Engelhard reported revenues of $4.1 billion and net earnings of $235.5 million.

In September, the company said it would increase prices on all of its products across the board and even impose surcharges on certain items due to rising energy and logistics costs from Hurricane Katrina.


Coverage usually begins on the first day of hire.

- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Long-term disability
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending accounts
- Paid time off based on years of service: 6 months to 1 year of service: 1 week; 1-4 years: 2 weeks; 5-14 years: 3 weeks; 15-19 years: 4 weeks; 20 years+: 5 weeks
- Employees can purchase one additional week of vacation each year
- Discount vision
- Business casual attire.
- 401(k) plan: Engelhard will match 50 cents per dollar of first 6% of contributions after one year of service
- Retirement-income plan: Engelhard pays full cost of the program. Starts after one year of service. Vesting after five years.

Updated September 23, 2005

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