REDMOND, Wash., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnablend, a subsidiary of Univar and leader in custom blending and packaging, announced it has received the 2014 Industry of the Year award from the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. Recognizing Magnablend's contributions and valued role in Ellis County, Texas, the prestigious award was accepted at a Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce event by Magnablend President Scott Pendery.
"We are excited and honored to receive this award," said Pendery. "Magnablend has been operating in Waxahachie for over 30 years, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow within the community. We are proud of our strong family-oriented culture and commitment to service that wouldn't be possible without our many employees, vendors, customers and partners in the Waxahachie area."
Magnablend was chosen as Industry of the Year for its strong history of giving back to the local community, and responsible business practices including ethical and environmental stewardship, equal opportunity employment, and leadership. An example of this community investment is Magnablend's annual Clays for a Cause fundraiser, which the company is hosting next month to support CASA – an organization that helps abused and neglected children in Ellis County. The fundraiser will be held at Alpine Shooting Range in Ft. Worth, Texas on Friday, April 25.
Founded in 1979, Magnablend specializes in custom chemical manufacturing, blending, and packaging for a variety of industries, including: energy/oil and gas services, agriculture, water treatment, construction, and industrial cleaning. The company blends guar gum slurries, fluid loss additives, buffers, breakers, friction reducers, spacers, specialty cement additives, root stimulators, micro nutrients, specialty fertilizers, nitrogen stabilizers, animal nutrients, coil cleaners, degreasers, and automotive after-market products. In 2012, Magnablend was acquired by Univar, a global chemical distributor. For more information, visit: www.magnablend.com.
Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of chemistry and related innovative products and services. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of more than 300 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.