• Nation Ford Chemical Celebrates, Reinforces Importance of Health and Safety

    Health and safety is often overlooked, whether it’s in the workplace or in our own homes. For example, when using day-to-day household items or cleaners, we rarely stop to think about the processes it takes to create them, or the worker’s safety while carefully formulating and assembling these items. As we go about our daily lives and carry out our jobs, safety is usually an afterthought.
  • Color Pigments Industry Leaders Meet with Senior EPA Officials

    The color pigments industry began a new chapter in its relationship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after meeting with senior policy leaders at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on June 7.
  • SOCMA Outlines Priorities for NAFTA Negotiations

    This week SOCMA submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative on its priorities for North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) re-negotiation.
  • Congressman Brad Wenstrup Visits SOCMA Member Sun Chemical

    Longtime SOCMA member Sun Chemical Corporation last week hosted U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup, who represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District, at its Amelia, OH, facility. The Congressman met with company leaders and toured one of the performance pigment facilities before meeting with plant workers for a Q&A session.
  • Drawback Simplification Snapshot

    Guest blog from Dave Corn, Vice-President, Comstock and Holt

    After 12 years of work to modify the statute for drawback under Title 19 U.S.C. 1313, the conference report for drawback simplification passed through the Senate on 2/11/2016 as part of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA)...
  • CFATS: What You Need to Know About Re-Tiering

    The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program has begun implementation of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 and the enhanced tiering methodology.
  • The Red Herring of Fake News

    It’s been nearly two centuries since we first learned about the Vespertilio-homo: the bat-like humanoids that live on the moon.
  • Women Leaders Storm the Hill

    I recently joined a group of strong female leaders in government relations on Capitol Hill. Women in Government Relations (WGR) is an association of more than 1,200 professionals who share the common belief that women can benefit from an association built on the ideals of empowering other women.
  • Changing International Landscape

    The New Administration has been busy these last two months, meeting with heads of state, issuing more than 20 executive orders, and getting ready for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, several meetings that could have direct impact on trade relationships and SOCMA member companies have occurred.
  • Tips for a Successful Fly-In on Capitol Hill

    Thanks to help from you, our SOCMA members, specialty chemical manufacturers saw some big legislative wins in 2016. But our work on Capitol Hill is far from done. Many of you are currently preparing for the trip to Washington, D.C., for SOCMA’s 10th Annual Washington Fly-In, where you will share issues important to your business and our innovative sector. The Fly-In, set for April 25-26, is a unique opportunity for you to engage with lawmakers and share your stories in face-to-face meeting with members of Congress...  
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