SOCMA Welcomes 14 New Members in First Half of Year
Companies Joining for Business Opportunities, Advocacy and EHS&S Assistance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2012
Assistant Manager, Public Relations & Media
Washington, DC – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed four new member companies that are looking to the association for resources and expertise to not only develop business opportunities but also address advocacy and environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) issues. The new members were approved by SOCMA’s Board of Governors during a meeting today in Washington, DC.
“SOCMA is pleased to welcome these four companies, which brings the total number of new members this year to 14,” said Dave Hurder, chairman of SOCMA’s Board of Governors and Vice President of McGean. “SOCMA has long been an advocate for the specialty chemical industry and continually strives to create a favorable business climate in which manufacturers and service providers can grow, innovate and compete in world markets,” he said.
“As SOCMA members, these companies also have access to tools such as the ChemStewards® Integrated Management System and the Chemical Services Directory, which will be great assets as they look to improve their EHS&S management efforts, better market their products and find new business,” Hurder said.
“There’s no doubt that SOCMA membership is an excellent way to enhance our business,” said Chuck Stieg, President of Manufacturers Chemicals. “The array of programs and services offered is impressive.” The level of expertise in the Government Relations and ChemStewards® programs also attracted Manufacturers Chemicals to SOCMA.
The companies approved for membership are:
AXYS Industrial Solutions, Houston, TX – specializes in the development of end-use markets for secondary and hard-to-place materials and finding alternatives to expensive waste disposal. Applying the latest technology and extensive market knowledge on both regulated and non-regulated materials, AXYS finds innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to complex industry issues.
CAP-Intelligence GmbH & Co.KG, Dortmund, Germany – is a service company that creates value through professional help to companies in chemical related industries, including the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. As an independent company, CAP-Intelligence analyzes chemical producers by sending professional experts in chemistry, manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, finance, etc., to the appropriate production and/or managing site. The audit analysis is an independent report that allows potential customers to judge the capabilities of any given producer. Once approved by the producer, CAP-Intelligence markets the information at fairs and conferences.
Manufacturers Chemicals, Cleveland, TN – a subsidiary of Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL), has produced specialty chemicals since 1919 and operates facilities in Cleveland, TN, and Dalton, GA. The Cleveland plant is a full-service chemical manufacturer with high-temperature reaction vessels, extensive blending and mixing vessels, powder blending capabilities, horizontal milling and a variety of methods for particle size reduction. The location also houses extensive warehousing and distribution facilities. The Dalton plant formulates dye mixes and has a full-service shade matching laboratory, as well as warehousing and distribution.
PAUL O. ABBE™, Bensenville, IL – for more than 100 years has designed and manufactured high-quality processing equipment, including vacuum dryers, solids mixers and blenders, double-arm mixers and mixer/extruders and size-reduction mills. PAUL O. ABBE™ provides expert technical assistance to assure each application is optimally matched to the right equipment.
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.
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.
What Members Are Saying…
“Compared to many other associations, SOCMA is much more of a working organization. The staff is very proactive and on top of issues. But equally important is the level of participation from members. People come to SOCMA to really take part and to try to address the issues.”
Vice President, Marketing
Dixie Chemical Company