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Future of Contract Chemical Manufacturing is Bright

Posted: 10/27/14 at 8:14 AM

By Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President & CEO

In the past decade, the chemical industry has seen a number of new regulations that have hampered trade efforts, and there has been an increased focus on safety.  However, Bill Knab, a consultant formerly with BASF, and Jim DeLisi, President of SOCMA member Fanwood Chemical, told those of us attending the 2014 ChemAgro Show in Charleston, S.C., the future for specialty chemical manufacturing is bright. 

Mr. Knab and Mr. DeLisi’s presentation provided a wealth of historic information about our industry that was just too good not to share.  Thus, we broke down these insightful facts into a three-part series of blogs.  Part I: “How Much do You Know about the History of Specialty Chemical Manufacturing?” looked at the early days of the chemical industry – a time of endless possibilities with incredib...

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Where in the World is Larry Sloan?

Posted: 10/16/14 at 8:18 AM

By Austin Alderdice, Assistant Manager, Marketing

In the third edition of 2014’s “Where in the World is Larry Sloan?” we look at SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan’s July, August and September travel.

The last three months included a whirlwind of events for Sloan. July kicked off with SOCMA affiliate BPSA’s (Bio-Process Systems Alliance) International Single-Use Summit in Washington, DC, followed by the Chemical Sector Security Summit & Expo, co-funded by SOCMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in Baltimore, MD. Sloan addressed the audiences at both events, leading off with opening remarks on day one of the Chemical Sector Security Summit.

Though busy in July, August is when Sloan really hit the road. On August 6, he took off for the Chicago area, meeting with member companies <...

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Get Connected!

Posted: 10/13/14 at 11:57 AM

Revamped SOCMA CONNECT Website Serves as Elections and Grassroots Resource
 

By Dan Moss, Senior Manager, Government Relations
 
Interested in the upcoming elections but a bit overwhelmed by the barrage of ads, mailers and phone calls?  Not sure what to do in order to register to vote, or where to vote?  Want to learn more about your particular Member of Congress and his or her opponent?  
 
Just in time for the 2014 mid-term elections, the SOCMA advocacy team has updated SOCMA CONNECT, the website for its grassroots program.  SOCMA CONNECT is designed to help you navigate the elections process and gain a better understanding of what it means to the U.S. specialty chemical industry.
 
The website is a centralized resource for tools and information about the upcoming election and includes the following features: