2014

Paro Services Subsidiaries Join Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

TWINSBURG, Ohio, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paro Services Co. announced today membership of its subsidiary companies, Royal Chemical Company, DeForest Enterprises and Innoleo, to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, the leading international trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry.

The Washington-based group supports chemical manufacturers with commercial and networking opportunities, advocates for the passage of rational laws and regulations, and works to increase public confidence in the industry.

"Our companies have always been committed to good corporate citizenship and being members of the chemical manufacturing community, so joining SOCMA was a logical step forward," said Jeff Edwards, President, DeForest Enterprises and Innoleo. "The membership of Royal Chemical Company, DeForest Enterprises and Innoleo in SOCMA will help us grow our businesses and remain up-to-date on the latest issues and best practices for the industry while simultaneously benefiting our customers and the communities we operate in."

"This is a big step forward for our companies," said Royal COO Brian McCue. "Joining SOCMA opens the door to new opportunities nationwide for our businesses. We will be part of a major network of chemical companies that will expand our horizons on a large scale, thanks to its programs that maximize networking and commercial opportunities."

"We are delighted to welcome these three great companies to the SOCMA family," said SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan. "Our team of Government Relations professionals is well-equipped to represent their interests and assist them with their business expansion needs. SOCMA's ChemStewards® program will also help them achieve best-in-class environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance and strengthen their reputation as a good corporate citizen in their community."

SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, the organization has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies and has a global membership of more than 220 companies. 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 and to meet the unique needs of the 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. Visit www.chemstewards.com.

Royal Chemical Company (www.royalchemical.com) is a contract manufacturer of proprietary 3rd party liquid and powder formulations possessing one of the largest national footprints within its peer group with plants in CA, TX, TN, PA, and OH.  DeForest Enterprises (www.deforestent.com) is a provider of specialty surfactants, emulsifiers, hydrotropes, corrosion inhibitors, and related specialties to various Industrial markets. Innoleo (www.innoleo.com) is a provider of oleochemicals and biobased specialty derivatives to a multitude of Industrial and Personal Care markets.  All three companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Paro Services Co., Twinsburg, OH.

SOURCE Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates



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