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SOCMA Welcomes 10 New Members in First Quarter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          
April 17, 2012

Media Contact:
Jenny Gaines
Assistant Manager, Public Relations & Media            
(202) 721-4123
sanchezc@socma.com


Washington, DC – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes one of its largest groups of new members in more than two years. Ten companies, representing chemical manufacturers, industry service providers and distributors/suppliers, were approved by SOCMA’s Board of Governors at a meeting today in Washington, D.C.

“This is a great time to join SOCMA because we have so many exciting things going on,” said Dave Hurder, chairman of SOCMA’s Board of Governors and Vice President of McGean. “Our recently launched Chemical Services Directory and the ChemStewards ® Integrated Management System are just some of the new tools we’re offering to help members enhance their businesses.”

Jack Payne, Vice President, Ross Enterprise, said his company was drawn to SOCMA because the association “offers us valuable insight on current industry trends and challenges, which helps us enhance our products and services to meet the changing needs of chemical processors.”

SOCMA’s new members include:

Adesis, Inc., New Castle, DE – is a contract research organization (CRO), providing high-quality organic chemistry solutions and products for companies, academics and foundations. The company is adept at delivering focused libraries, advanced intermediates and active chemical ingredients (milligrams to multi-kg) in timely fashion for its clients, and it has developed a reputation for solving difficult chemistries, delivering high-quality products and services and establishing productive and successful long-term relationships with its customers.

AllessaChemie GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany – is a partner for toll manufacturing and exclusive synthesis of intermediates and fine chemicals, drawing on 150 years of production history. All production sites are located in the greater Frankfurt area. A significant number of large vessels guarantee the capacity and flexibility for projects up to the range of many hundreds of tons. 

AVEVA, Inc., Houston, TX – is enabling the creation and management of complex digital assets, allowing customers to work globally with less risk, shorter lead times and greater business efficiency throughout the lifecycle of their physical assets.

ChemPak International Inc., Houston, TX – is a supplier of manufacturing services, including flaking and pastilling, toll processing, dry bulk handling, bulk storage, drum filling and warehousing. With a fleet of more than 100 trailers and 40 tractors, ChemPak also provides bulk transportation of both liquids and powders.

Chempetitive Group, Chicago, IL – is a fully integrated, international marketing communications agency focused exclusively on science-driven markets, including the chemical industry. With offices in San Diego, Chicago and London, Chempetitive Group works with companies of all sizes to develop and implement marketing, communications and digital strategies that build brands and generate revenues.

Federal Equipment Company, Cleveland, OH – with more than 50 years experience, is the trusted supplier of chemical processing machinery to the chemical industry. The company provides quality used equipment and related asset disposition services. Federal Equipment provides extensive chemical-related buying and selling experience, purchasing power, with a global marketing reach. With more than 15,000 pieces of equipment in more than 600,000 square feet of warehouse space, Federal Equipment is one of the largest suppliers of used chemical processing equipment in the world.

ICT Industries, Inc., Cartersville, GA – specializes in the development and manufacture of partially fluorinated surfactants and polymers that are used as high-performance wetting agents and as oil, water, soil and stain repellents. ICT Industries also produces and has expertise in specialty polymers of many types, specialty surfactants and many sulfur products based on carbon disulfide.

Novacyl, Inc., Cranbury, NJ – is a wholly owned subsidiary of Novacap. Novacyl is the largest manufacturer of bulk Salicylic Acid and Aspirin in the world and also produces Salicylate Esters for pharmaceutical and flavor applications. In addition, Novacyl manufactures bulk Acetaminophen.

LGM Pharma, Boca Raton, FL – promotes client research and drug development by providing them with the critical rare and novel active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) that are essential for their success.

Ross Enterprise, Atlanta, GA – offers enterprise and supply chain software specifically developed for formula-based process manufacturers worldwide. Features include social networking technologies, graphical track and trace, alert system toolkit, integrated supply chain planning, multi-mode production, product costing and compliance documentation.

For a full list of SOCMA members, please click here. For more information on the benefits of membership, please visit www.ChooseSOCMA.com or contact Todd Brown at (202) 721-4156.

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About SOCMA
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of 220 companies, which employ more than 46,000 workers in the U.S. alone. The value of the products and services provided by SOCMA members is $24 billion, and the industry’s impact on the U.S. GDP is upwards of $2.9 trillion. For more information on our services and products, please visit
www.socma.com.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit www.chemstewards.com.
 


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What Members Are Saying…

“Right off the bat, SOCMA’s ChemStewards provides you with a template that shows you good practices that should be implemented across-the-board.  And the dialogue with other members and SOCMA staff is very valuable.  You would have to pay a lot of money to bring in that kind of expertise, but with SOCMA, it’s all a benefit of membership.”

Dave Hurder
Vice President
McGean Inc.