Latest SOCMA News

01/27/15
SOCMA Issues Statement on Introduction of Duty Process Suspension Act

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) responded to the introduction of the “Duty Suspension Process Act,” sponsored by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today.  The bill provides changes to the process for submitting duty suspension requests via the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).  William E. Allmond, SOCMA Vice President of Government and Public Relations, issued the following statement.

01/20/15
SOCMA Issues Response to President's State of the Union Address

The President and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), Lawrence D. Sloan, issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address.

01/07/15
SOCMA Welcomes New Members in Second Half of 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed eight new member companies at the end of 2014, all representing manufacturers, distributors and specialty chemical industry service providers looking to utilize the association’s resources to stay abreast of key issues impacting the industry and grow their businesses. New members were approved by SOCMA’s Board of Governors on December 8, 2014, during SOCMA’s Annual Business Meeting in New York, NY.

12/18/14
SOCMA APPLAUDS CFATS MILESTONE - President signs multi-year authorization into law

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) applauded the signing of H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” into law today. The final version of the bill, which passed the U.S. Senate and House last week with bipartisan support, provides a multi-year authorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) program and is widely supported by SOCMA member companies.

12/02/14
SOCMA President Calls on Senate to Pass CFATS Extension Before End of Year

Washington, D.C. – Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan today issued a letter to U.S. Senate lawmakers urging them to pass legislation providing a multiyear extension of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. 

11/18/14
SOCMA Welcomes Congressman Paul Ryan as House Ways and Means Committee Chairman

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed U.S. Congressman Paul D. Ryan as the new Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means for the 114th Congress.  Ryan was selected this week by members of the House Republican Steering Committee to chair the powerful committee.  William E. Allmond, SOCMA Vice President of Government and Public Relations, issued the following statement on behalf of the association:

11/11/14
SOCMA Announces 93rd Annual Dinner in New York City

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is returning to the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square on December 8, 2014, for its 93rd Annual Dinner that will honor 2014 Performance Improvement Award winners and feature a Leadership and Business Development Speaker Showcase.

11/06/14
SOCMA Announces 2014 Performance Improvement Award Winners

Washington, D.C. – More than 28 member facilities will receive 2014 Performance Improvement Awards for their outstanding commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) 93rd Annual Dinner on December 8 in New York.

10/20/14
Bio-Process Systems Alliance Elects Board Members for 2015-2016 Term

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) is pleased to announce that it has completed balloting for the election of its Board of Directors members who will serve two-year terms in leadership positions through December 31, 2016.

10/09/14
SOCMA Unveils New ChemStewards® Optimization Website

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has unveiled its new ChemStewards® Optimization website, a unique and easy-to-use resource available only for SOCMA members to help them save time and money by having all ChemStewards and related EHS&S documents in a centralized, web-based repository.

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