Categories for Manufacturing/Operations



ChemDesign Building New Tech Center in Marinette

ChemDesign Products Inc. broke ground on Feb 1st, 2020 for its brand new 25,000 sq. ft. technology center. Keller Incorporated is leading the design & build in conjunction with fellow Northeast Wisconsin companies Mach IV, Tom Van Handel Corp, JT Schmidt, Ideal Air, and Faith Technologies. The construction process should take eight months with occupancy expected by fall of 2020.  Once finished, the building will serve as the new central hub for an estimated 160 employees, making it easier for them to interact and collaborate.

February 7, 2020

SOCMA Unveils Two New Services for the Chemical Industry

SOCMA is pleased to announce two new services for the chemical industry – a modernized Chemical Operations Tool and a new Career Center – that will assist companies in addressing workforce development challenges.

January 28, 2020

SOCMA Testifies Before EPA on More Practical Risk Assessment of Ethylene Oxide

SOCMA last week advocated for a more practical and representative risk assessment of ethylene oxide (EO) and outlined potential regulatory impacts to batch manufacturers and the specialty chemical value chain during an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on proposed amendments to air emissions.

January 21, 2020


Edgewater’s DanChem® Awarded SOCMA’s 2019 Performance Improvement Silver in Stakeholder Communications

We’re excited to announce that DanChem, a portfolio company of Edgewater Capital, was awarded a Silver – Stakeholder Communications by The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) in their 2019 Performance Improvement Awards. SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making them the leading authority on this sector.

December 18, 2019

Ashland Merry Hill to Receive 2019 SOCMA Sustainability Award

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that Ashland’s Merry Hill facility is being recognized for its tremendous efforts and unique approaches to sustainability practices as part of the association’s 2019 Performance Improvement Awards program during SOCMA Week, December 4-6, in New Orleans.

November 18, 2019


STATEMENT REGARDING INCIDENT IN CROSBY, TX

ARLINGTON, VA – The following statement can be attributed to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates in response to media inquiries regarding the fire that occurred at KMCO, LLC, on Tuesday, April 2:

April 3, 2019

Event Recap: 2019 EHS Regional Roundtable

"I came in 100 percent cold and increased my knowledge 100 percent." After a successful series of events in Cleveland, OH and Fort Mill, SC the Compliance & Stewardship team is gearing up to launch the updated Chemical Operations Training Tool.

March 13, 2019