Company Overview
As a leader in the markets we serve, our focus at Ingevity (formerly MWV Specialty Chemicals) is on exceeding standards to deliver high-performance solutions for our customers in the automotive, energy, and infrastructure industries.

We first ventured into chemical production over a century ago. Innovation has been a driver from the earliest days as initial attempts to reduce waste streams from the paper making process were transformed into profitable new business lines.

Ingevity has grown from a business with less than $10 million in annual sales at the time of its formal launch in 1964 to a thriving global market leader. And we're poised to continue with dynamic growth as promising new business ventures build on years of success.

No challenge too big. No contribution too small.

Ingenuity and a relentless drive to solve complex problems have always been at the heart of everything we do. And it starts on the inside – with a team of talented, tenacious people pushing the bounds of what’s possible, every day.

We cultivate a workforce that reflects diversity in experience, skill, and perspective. We nurture both personal and professional development – at the workplace and in our communities.

Our people are empowered and engaged, free to drive innovation and productivity, explore processes and products, and develop and deliver solutions that make a real difference in the real world.

The things we do – enabling oil to flow better, colors to shine brighter, roads to last longer, and making the air we breathe cleaner – aren’t simple or easy. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. Because at Ingevity, we don’t just love a good challenge, we live for them.

Salaried Benefits

Ingevity is committed to our employees’ careers and overall well-being. Because of this, we offer our U.S.-based employees a comprehensive benefits package from day one.


Everyone needs time away from work. You’ll become eligible for three weeks of vacation after just three years of service. We also offer 13 paid holidays. The exact days off may vary at different locations to allow for operating needs and local flexibility.


Ingevity will make an automatic fixed contribution of 3% of your pay to your 401(k) – even if you don’t contribute anything yourself! With the 6% company match, this means you could receive up to 9% of your annual pay in company contributions each year.

Health Insurance

We offer a choice of medical, dental and vision coverage. If you elect coverage, it's effective Day 1! We also offer a variety of other comprehensive benefits as a full time employee.

Wellness Rewards

You’ll have opportunities to improve your health and earn credit. By using a pedometer to track your activity, you could earn up to $500 in annual rewards. In addition to these great benefits, several Ingevity locations offer an onsite gym that employees can take advantage of.
Company Summary
Number of Employees
(843) 740-2300
5255 Virginia Avenue
North Charleston, SC