Vertellus Specialties Selects HORN Essentials as Regional Distribution Partner in US West and Southwest for Personal and Consumer Care Products

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, today announced the selection of HORN Essentials as its distribution partner in the US West and Southwest. 

Effective immediately, Vertellus will work with customers and the team at HORN Essentials to achieve a smooth and effective transition in the sizeable area encompassing  the western region, which includes CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, AZ, UT, NM, CO and MT and the southwest region, which includes TX, OK, AR and LA.

The product lines  HORN Essentials will represent for Vertellus include Crystal® brand castor oils, Castorwax® hydrogenated castor oil, Naturechem® esters, Sulfidal® colloidal sulfur, Casid® brand 12-HSA and Castorlatum® ointment base.

Mark Lewis, Sales Director of Vertellus Specialties, said, "HORN Essentials provides a skilled and well-respected selling team to help us grow in this part of the US.  HORN Essentials complements our team very well and enhances our position in these regions significantly." 

Christina Fiduccia, Vice President of HORN Essentials, said, "The addition of the Vertellus line of natural products complements our existing product lines.  At the same time, we are pleased that their high quality ingredient portfolio yields tremendous value for our customers and their end-users."

About HORN

HORN is an employee-owned/ESOP company and is one of North America's largest distributors/marketers of raw materials and specialty ingredients for use in its seven distinct business units; Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials, Composites and Fabrication Materials, Animal Wellness, Essentials, FoodTech and Nutraceuticals. In continuous operation for over fifty years, HORN is an employee-owned, entrepreneurial-driven company. In 2011, HORN opened its new 177,000-square-foot facility in La Mirada, CA, providing a consolidated site for corporate leadership while retaining and supporting divisional manufacturing and warehouse sites.

HORN Essentials is the market-focused business unit dedicated to the cosmetic, personal care, home care, pet car, air care and HI&I markets.

For additional information, contact the company at 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com.

About Vertellus Specialties Inc.

Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring "green" technologies and chemistries.  Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and citrate polymer additives and systems, and the world's #2 producer of Vitamin B-3.  Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has approximately 700 employees.  Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.  For more information, visit www.vertellus.com.

Contacts:

Chrissy Walling

Myrna P. Martin


Tel: 317-248-6540

Tel: 714-523-8050


Website: www.vertellus.com 

mmartin@ethorn.com

SOURCE Vertellus Specialties Inc.



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