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University of Arkansas
Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering 
3202 Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201
Phone: (479) 575-4951
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Chemical Engineering Alumnus Receives Novus President's Award

Chemical Engineering alumnus Joe Sledge, a process improvement engineer at Novus International, Inc., has received one of the company’s prestigious annual President’s Awards for fiscal year 2011. Recipients are selected based on significant contributions to the organization. Sledge, who received his BSChE in 1998, was instrumental in the successful startup of Novus’ Mintrex facility in Little Rock, Ark., and improved the Mintrex Zn process by eliminating the need for on-purpose water addition. Sledge’s design afforded Novus $50M in annual sales of the minerals business, while keeping project costs consistently under budget.


Novus International, Inc., an industry leader in animal nutrition and health, is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., and serves customers in more than 90 countries around the world. More information about the company can be found at

Release date: 3/30/2012