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SOCMA Welcomes 13 New Member Companies

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) just wrapped up its inaugural SOCMA Week in New Orleans and is pleased to announce that 13 companies have joined the innovative community of specialty and fine chemical manufacturers, distributors and service providers in the second half of 2019.

December 13, 2019

SOCMA Re-Elects Gene Williams as Board of Governors Chair

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that Gene Williams, President of Optima Chemical Group, was re-elected today as Chairman of its Board of Governors. The association also re-elected officers to serve on its Executive Committee and added six new members to the Class of 2022 during its 98th Annual Business Meeting Thursday, December 5, in New Orleans.

December 5, 2019

SOCMA Welcomes EPA’s Final Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) commends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its completion of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) reconsideration rulemaking that was released earlier today.

November 21, 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

ChemDesign to Receive 2019 SOCMA Educational Outreach Award

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that ChemDesign is being recognized for its exceptional efforts to educate a new generation about the importance of specialty chemistry as part of the association’s Performance Improvement Awards program.

November 18, 2019

SOCMA Announces 2019 Performance Improvement Award Winners 

ARLINGTON, VA – SOCMA is pleased to announce that more than 20 SOCMA member facilities will receive 2019 Performance Improvement Awards. Now in its 13th year, SOCMA continues to honor companies that are leading in the areas of environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S).

November 18, 2019

Sustained Engagement is Key for USMCA Passage

The state of play has reached a critical juncture in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) negotiations (USMCA being the trade agreement that is set to replace NAFTA) as House Democrats continue to work through the thorniest outstanding issues, such as the pact’s labor standards and enforcement mechanism, with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

November 13, 2019