Categories for Manufacturing/Operations


SOCMA Recognizes March as Manufacturing Excellence Month

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) kicks off March as Manufacturing Excellence Month, with plans to highlight Performance Improvement Award winners and showcase specialty chemical capabilities.

March 2, 2021

Monument Chemical Brandenburg Awarded SOCMA’s 2020 Educational Outreach Award

In a year when young people are shifting to online learning more than ever before, the team at Monument Chemical, LLC, Brandenburg, KY, answered the call through its support of the local 4-H "Get STEAM'd Up" initiative, an at-home STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program. As a result of this exceptional effort to educate a new generation about the importance of specialty chemistry, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is awarding Monument Chemical Brandenburg with its 2020 Educational Outreach Award.

December 18, 2020

Ashland Calvert City Receives 2020 SOCMA Sustainability Award

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that Ashland's Calvert City, KY, facility is being recognized for its outstanding efforts and unique approaches to sustainability practices as part of the SOCMA's 2020 Performance Improvement Awards program.

December 17, 2020

SOCMA Announces 2020 Performance Improvement Awards Winners

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce 19 SOCMA member facilities will receive 2020 Performance Improvement Awards, honoring their outstanding commitment to environmental, health, safety and security excellence.

December 16, 2020




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

Setting standards in EHS&S: Nation Ford Chemical & VanDeMark Chemical

Twenty-nine facilities were awarded a 2019 Performance Improvement Award. This year, two facilities were awarded the top honor and received a Gold Award in recognition for their commitment to excellence and their determination to exceed industry standards and strengthen their EHS&S programs.

February 4, 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