September 3, 2021

HANNIBAL, MO, September 3, 2021 – The BASF facility in Hannibal, Missouri, is
looking for applicants to participate in the company’s North American Apprenticeship
Development Program (NAADP). The new program aims to develop a pipeline of
skilled employees to meet future talent needs for a diverse technician workforce with
an emphasis on attracting more females to these roles.

“The apprenticeship program will provide opportunities for people in Northeast
Missouri to consider meaningful careers in manufacturing,” said Deanna Pinkham,
BASF Site Director in Hannibal. “My hope is that this hands-on program will attract
people who are looking for fulfilling careers, especially women, who may not have
previously considered manufacturing as a career option.”

The twelve-month apprenticeship program in Hannibal pays apprentices a full-time
wage to participate in on-the-job training. Upon completion of the program,
apprentices have the skills and credentials needed to begin a career in

“One of things that impresses me about the program is data from U.S. Department of
Labor which indicates that employers who offer the program see a higher retention
rate among employees. The employees feel that their employers have made an

investment in their training and future,” said Corey Mehaffy, Executive Director of the
Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council. “The program is a highly
customizable, employer-driven, career skills training model that can be customized to
meet the needs of any employer, in any sector and of any size. I am confident that
this program can be a valuable asset for our employers looking to recruit and retain a
quality workforce in tight labor markets.”

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, apprenticeship programs bring about
many benefits including enhanced employee retention, a safer workplace, a stable
and reliable pipeline of qualified workers and a systematic approach to training
ensuring employees are ready and certified to produce at the highest skill levels

“The ideal candidates for our apprenticeship program are people who have a passion
to learn and grow, with the motivation, dedication and drive to succeed,” said Dr.
Susan Emmerich, BASF’s NAADP Project Implementation Manager. “Manufacturing
experience is not necessary to be considered for the program, but an innate curiosity
to understand the way things work, desire to work collaboratively, and willingness to
learn from experienced technicians are the foundation for success.”

With approximately 400 employees and contractors, BASF’s Hannibal site provides
more than 20 technical and formulated agricultural solutions that help farmers meet
the growing needs for an abundant and affordable supply of food for today and
tomorrow. To learn more or to apply, visit

About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and
had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with
environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group
contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.
Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface

Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020.
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