Ingevity’s Wickliffe plant is located in Western Kentucky at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers — making the area significant as the birthplace of the “Mighty Mississippi.”
The plant began operating in 1997 and, today, more activated carbon is produced here than at any other Ingevity facility. The carbon produced in Wickliffe is sent to our plants in Changshu, China, Covington, Virginia, and Waynesboro, Georgia, where is it used to reduce automotive emissions around the world. In addition, carbon produced in Wickliffe is used for process purification — found in everything from the food and beverage industry to municipal water treatment, and in industrial chemical applications.
Sustainability is a key component of Ingevity’s strategy, and Wickliffe is considered a zero-waste facility.
In this video you’ll meet the team responsible for keeping the plant safely operating, their focus on continuous improvement and sustainability, and the connection they feel to the surrounding community.
We recognize the importance of the plant to the community of Wickliffe and surrounding areas — and work to engage ourselves with our local schools and organizations.