People Driven By a Shared Purpose
Shepherd’s family values drive a culture in which every employee contributes towards our core purpose: creating value that brightens lives. Our willingness to go the extra mile for the sake of building trust, maintaining confidentiality, and nurturing long term investments and relationships with employees and customers alike is a reflection of the integrity, sincerity, and genuine kindness of John and Tom Shepherd (3rd and 4th generation). Shepherd employees are quick to tell you what a great place it is to work. We take care of each other, we’re honest, and we all feel invested in and responsible for Shepherd’s continued success.
Beyond the workplace, the people of Shepherd Chemical care deeply about creating value that brightens lives in our local communities and society at large. We regularly volunteer to teach chemistry lessons at local high schools, serve nonprofits with financial donations, and invite college students to learn about the chemical industry through robust internships and cooperative education opportunities.
We serve Norwood, our neighborhood since 1916, through ongoing generosity like providing resources and scholarships to schools as well as timeless gifts like planting 100 trees around the city in honor of our centennial.
Not everyone can say they are happy to come to work, but I am and it is because of the environment that The Shepherd Chemical Company has built and maintained to make us feel less like employees and more like team members.
– Jeannye Crawford, Administrative Receptionist, 47 years