American Chemistry Council Diversifies Membership

The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Board of Directors approved the membership of five companies and the status of six others as Responsible Care Partner companies.

"A broad and united industry base enhances our collective advocacy efforts, and our improved performance through Responsible Care brings credibility to our regulatory and legislative debates in global, national and state arenas," says ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. "These new members and partners represent our commitment to helping small and medium-sized companies work alongside their peers to engage on the critical issues affecting our industry, our environment, and our society," he added.

ACC's growth initiative provides incentives for smaller companies to join ACC by offering three years of dues relief, pre-membership readiness assessments, and mentoring, benchmarking and regional support to aid in the implementation of Responsible Care.

The new member companies represent diversity in the chemical manufacturing sector, producing products ranging from petrochemicals and thermoplastic resins to engineering fibers, peroxides, persulfates, chlor-alkalis and bioengineered polymers. The new members are:
  
• ASHTA Chemicals Inc., Ashtabula, Ohio
• Miwon Commercial Co., Dowington, Pa.
• Modular Genetics, Inc., Cambridge, Ma.
• United Initiators, Inc., Elyria, Ohio
• OPX Biotechnologies, Inc., Boulder

The new Responsible Care partner companies cover fleet management and third party logistics as well as bulk transportation. Those approved include:

• CH Robinson Worldwide, Chicago
• Expeditors International, Edison, N.J.
• Grupo Transmerquim S.A., San Jose, Costa Rica
• Martin Transport, Inc., Kilgore, Texas
• Tankstar USA, Milwaukee
• Transportation Consultants, Inc., Harahan, La.

"ACC knows that the vitality of our industry depends on the active participation and engagement not only of the manufacturing sector, but the entire supply chain including our partners in transportation, distribution, storage and treatment," says Brian Ferguson, Chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Co. and ACC Board Chair. "Responsible Care is both a performance program and a marketable business asset for ACC members, making the association unique among its peers and these Partner companies are the proof point. The access to new opportunities and the shared commitment to sustainability translate to business growth with fewer risks," added Ferguson.

For more information, visit: www.americanchemistry.com.

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