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  • 11th Annual Chemical Sector Security Summit to be Held in Houston, TX

    The Department of Homeland Security and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council are pleased to announce that the 11th Annual Chemical Sector Security Summit will be held July 19-21, for the first time ever in Houston, TX at the JW Marriott...

  • SOCMA Welcomes EPA Move to Delay Risk Management Program Rule

    ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) move to further delay the effective date of the Risk Management Program (RMP).
  • SOCMA Shares Key Issues Impacting Batch Manufacturing with New EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

    Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and members of its Board of Governors met with newly appointed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 24 to introduce the specialty chemical sector to new EPA leadership and open dialogue about issues of importance to batch chemical manufacturers.

  • SOCMA Looks Forward to Working with Administration to Strengthen NAFTA

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today commends Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, for taking quick action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • SOCMA Members to Share Insight on Key Industry Issues at InformEx and CPhI North America

    Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is sponsoring two panel discussions on the State of Innovation and Industry Transformation and Mega Mergers and the Impact on Global Agricultural Sourcing, and SOCMA Board of Governors member John Foley, CEO of KMCO, LLC, is giving the keynote address during the opening session at the InformEx and CPhI North America Trade Shows on Tuesday, May 16, at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lonza’s David Doles Steps Forward to Chair SOCMA’s Board of Governors

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today that David Doles, a Senior Vice President at Lonza, has been elected Chairman of the association’s Board of Governors. Doles replaces former Chairman Charles “Chuck” Bennett of Dixie Chemical, who announced his retirement from the board earlier this month.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ChemStewards Announces New Excellence Tier Application Process

    Washington, D.C. - ChemStewards®, the environmental, health, safety and security management program for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), is pleased to announce a new process for members applying for the program's highest honor, the Excellence Tier.
  • 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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