National Silicates Open House 2012

September 22, 2012

National Silicates is a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of the PQ Corporation headquartered in Malvern, PA. We are the largest producers of sodium silicates worldwide.

National Silicates has built its business through a commitment to helping its customers and community succeed. This commitment ensures that our customers consistently receive superior quality products, high level of technical support and an assurance to our community to "Do the Right Thing".

National Silicates

National silicates has been proud to operate in Etobicoke's Industrial district at 429 Kipling Avenue since 1931. On September 22, 2012 we celebrated an Open House and provided information on our products, Responsible Care and a luncheon.


Larry Masaro, Director - North American Plant Operations with
Carmen Romano Toronto Plant Manager
Larry Masaro and Cecilia Gallagher with a guest


Guest and Jennie Houle, National Silicates HSE Manager.
Don Hubbs, former member of the Toronto West CAER Committee and Jennie Houle


Lynda Ryder, Director - HR Canada with Jenn Cain, Co-Chair - New Toronto Good Neighbours
  Lynda Ryder and guests


Displays with information on the company's products



Learning about the company's materials and their properties
Gerrard LeFevre, Project Manager - Technical Centre



Vicky Sidorkiewicz, Technical Applications Engineer


Mike McDonald, Field Chemist, giving a presentation to the guests


Guests were able to try out the fire extinguisher simulator


Eric McAdam gave a tour of the company's process from where the raw material enters the plant ...


... to where it is heated and shaped




The children had a great time in the castle and everyone enjoyed the barbecue luncheon

As a member of the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) National Silicates subscribes to the CIAC's Responsible Care Initiative. We are committed to the sustainability of our community and would like to open our doors to our neighbours. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about National Silicates and ask questions. We want to ensure that those who work or live near our plant know what we produce, how we produce it and what safeguards we use to ensure the safe operation of our plant.