MFG Chemical Shares Insight on Specialty Chemical Industry During SOCMA Fly-In


Dalton, GA – MFG Chemical, LLC, President and CEO Keith Arnold recently shared key insight about the importance of specialty chemicals and how the company positively impacts the community and economy during the Specialty Chemical Industry Fly-In, June 5-6, in Washington, DC.


The Fly-In is an annual event of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association that represents MFG Chemical and other specialty and fine chemical manufacturers. Arnold serves on the association’s Board of Governors.


Among nine meetings on Capitol Hill, Arnold talked with legislative representatives from Georgia and Texas, including a visit with Representative Rick Allen (R-GA), where he shared the positive impact that business-friendly legislation and free trade has on MFG Chemical’s business. He also weighed in on many other key issues impacting the industry and encouraged continued dialogue with Congress to find legislative resolutions moving forward.


“We would like to recognize and thank SOCMA for focusing on and encouraging long-term reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) as part of our message to lawmakers,” said Arnold. “The association also recently testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment to stress the importance of regulatory certainty to specialty chemical companies.”


“SOCMA also has encouraged passage of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which temporarily reduces or suspends duties on raw materials we cannot purchase domestically,” Arnold said. “With the elimination of these duties on imported chemical products, we would have more resources to not only develop, register, and sell products but also create new jobs for our community.”



MFG Chemical President and CEO Keith Arnold recently met Representative Rick Allen (R-GA) during SOCMA’s Specialty Chemical Industry Fly-In. From left are Gene Williams, President, Optima Chemical Group, LLC; Allen; Arnold; and Clinton Beeland, President and CEO, CJB Industries, Inc.