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The Cincinnati Enquirer Names Pilot Chemical Company a Winner of the Cincinnati Top Workplaces 2019 Award

Cincinnati, OH – Pilot Chemical Company has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

June 10, 2019

Carve-out of Lonza Specialty Ingredients will help segment to become a global leader in microbial control

Basel, Switzerland – Lonza Group today announced its intention to proceed with a carve-out of its Specialty Ingredients segment (LSI). The decision will see the LSI business under independent management, with increased control over its operations and costs. The segment will remain fully owned by Lonza. The company has already commenced with the separation and expects to complete the process by mid-year 2020

June 3, 2019

SOCMA Welcomes 7 New Members

Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome an additional seven new members who operate in the specialty and fine chemical value chain. The companies were recently approved for membership by the Board of Governors, bringing the number of new SOCMA members this year to 13.

May 30, 2019

SOCMA Congratulates Manufacturers Chemicals for 100 Years of Service!

Cleveland, TN – With an ever-evolving and competitive landscape in the specialty chemical industry, few companies can tout 100 years of service. Manufacturers Chemicals, a segment of Synalloy Chemicals located in Cleveland, Tennessee, has achieved this milestone by maintaining a resilient, laser-focused vision and staying ahead of industry trends.

May 16, 2019

GFS Chemicals Adds New Product to Industry Leading Solutions

GFS Chemicals has added a new product to its list of non-aqueous hydrogen chloride solutions. The new product is a three-molar solution of hydrogen chloride in isopropyl acetate, which will allow GFS to service a growing customer base in more demanding process chemistries.

May 7, 2019

Strem Chemicals, Inc. Once Again Meets International ISO 9001:2015 Certification Standards

Newburyport, MA – The mission of Strem Chemicals, Inc. is to provide specialty chemicals of high quality in a timely fashion. The company is proud to announce that it remains resolute in this mission since its establishment in 1964. On April 28, 2019 Strem’s corporate headquarters in Newburyport, Massachusetts was recertified under ISO 9001:2015 for the Quality Management System (QMS) standard.

April 29, 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

La Petite Roche Technologies Announces Hiring of David Fortune as Vice President

North Little Rock, AR — La Petite Roche Technologies, a subsidiary of Safe Foods Corporation, has announced that David Fortune will be joining the company as its Vice President. David has over 40 years of management experience with industry leading companies, including manufacturers of furniture, consumer electronics, industrial goods, oil & gas, and chemicals. Prior to joining La Petite Roche Technologies, David served as Plant Manager for Thomas & Betts, as Vice President of Sales & Business Development for KMCO LLC and as a Director of Business Development for Athlon Solutions/Halliburton.

March 18, 2019

Pilot Chemical Corp. Unveils Refreshed Strategy – Mike Clark Named President

CINCINNATI, OH – Pilot Chemical Corp. has launched a revitalized strategy designed to increase growth and innovation and put a deeper focus on its employees and customers. Mike Clark will oversee implementation of the strategy as the corporation’s new president. He will continue to report to Pam Butcher, CEO, and also retain his position as chief operating officer.

March 14, 2019