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Trade Association Membership a Perfect Complement to the InformEx Experience

Posted: 01/29/16 at 4:44 PM

Show set for February 2-4 at Morial Conference Center in New Orleans

By Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President & CEO

Exhibitors and chemical industry executives attend InformEx each year to build new relationships and network with key players in the fine and specialty chemical industry in order to enhance and grow their businesses.

Many of these industry professionals make it a priority to attend a number of these tradeshows and networking events throughout the year. But in addition to these shows, they also utilize their trade association membership to strengthen connections and develop business partnerships with those they meet.

While trade association membership offers camaraderie with others in the industry, it also shows a company’s business’ initiative, engagement in their trade and a commitment to staying abreast of current developments in the market, according to American Business Magazine. The magazine also notes that 85 percent of all business failures occur in firms t...

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Slideshow Recaps SOCMA’s 2015 Events, Award Winners

Posted: 12/17/15 at 4:52 PM

Enjoy photos from 94th Annual Dinner

For SOCMA’s members and guests who could not attend the 94th Annual Dinner, we would like to share with you a slideshow recap of 2015. The slideshow features photos, starting with the 2014 Annual Dinner, and highlights all of the association’s major events throughout the year. It also recognizes our 2015 Performance Improvement and President’s Leadership Award winners and features SOCMA’s donation to
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SOCMA’s Commitment to Operational Excellence Begins with Inaugural Regional Meeting

Posted: 11/09/15 at 3:05 PM

By Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President & CEO

SOCMA, in conjunction with the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) and the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA), hosted its first regional meeting to assist members with workforce development and various plant operations issues, November 4, in the Cleveland area with more than 20 attendees. These meetings are exclusively designed to help our member companies improve operational excellence at their facilities, a concept initially discussed by the SOCMA Board of Governors more than a year ago.

Hosted by Royal Chemical Company, the event...

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