WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes 12 new members, including manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and service providers for the specialty chemical industry, who are looking to SOCMA for training, advocacy and networking opportunities to improve and grow their businesses.
The new members were approved by SOCMA's Board of Governors at a December 10, 2013, meeting in New York.
"The time to join SOCMA couldn't be better for this outstanding group of new members," said SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan. "With enhancements to our ChemStewards® program and Marketplace and Chemical Services Directory, coupled with the return of our Leadership and Business Development Forum this spring and our expanding advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, these companies will have access to a wealth of products and services that will assist them as they grow their business, innovate and compete in the global marketplace."
The information and expertise in environmental, health, safety and security issues provided through SOCMA's ChemStewards program is one of many reasons CJB Industries, Inc. chose to make an investment in SOCMA, said CJB President Clinton Beeland. CJB also plans to capitalize on opportunities to network, learn, grow and share with other members of the chemical manufacturing industry as part of its SOCMA membership.
(RC)2 Pharma Connect LLC President Dwight E. Raff II said his company's decision to join SOCMA reflects his belief that the association plays an important role in the chemical industry through its ability to bring various industry players together to focus on corporate stewardship and overall continuous improvement.
The full list of companies approved for membership includes:
(RC)2 Pharma Connect LLC
Brinks Gilson & Lione
CJB Industries, Inc.
Grace Matthews, Inc.
IRIX Manufacturing Incorporated
Sentinel Process Systems, Inc.
Xerox Research Centre of Canada
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. www.socma.com.
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