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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

Deloitte to Share Key Trends & Predictions for 2020 During SOCMA’s Cowboys & Chemicals Breakfast

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that a panel of experts from Deloitte will share their predictions on megatrends impacting agrochemicals, advanced materials and pharmaceuticals and what those mean for the specialty chemical industry. The discussion will take place during the opening session of the Specialty and Custom Chemicals America show on February 11 at the Omni in Fort Worth, TX.

February 4, 2020

SOCMA Applauds President’s Signing of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds President Trump’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new agreement delivers a substantial win for chemical manufacturing and SOCMA members who have long advocated to update and modernize North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

January 29, 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

Lonza Delivers Strong Full-Year 2019 Group Results, with 11% Pharma Segment Growth

Lonza today reported CHF 5.9 billion in sales, CHF 1.6 billion in CORE EBITDA and CHF 1.2 billion in CORE EBIT for the Full-Year 2019. These strong results reflect the continued positive momentum of the pharma-related businesses. Lonza Group delivered on its guidance with 6.8% sales growth, resulting in a CORE EBITDA margin of 27.4% in an important investment year.

January 21, 2020

Comments: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute

Thank you for the opportunity to comment regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) review of action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute.

January 13, 2020

Comments: CSB Accidental Release Reporting

SOCMA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s proposed accidental release reporting rule.

January 13, 2020

Bio-Process Systems Alliance Elects Board Members for 2020-2021 Terms

The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA), the international industry association of the single-use bio-processing industry, is pleased to announce the election of Board of Directors members who will serve two-year terms in leadership roles through December 31, 2021.

January 10, 2020