MFG Acquaints North Georgia Chemical Manufacturers with SOCMA
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2012
Commercial Development Manager
706 226 4114
MFG Chemical, Inc., recently hosted a meeting at their Dalton, GA, headquarters to give north Georgia chemical manufacturers an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the benefits the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has to offer specialty chemical manufacturers.
“MFG has benefited greatly from membership in SOCMA, particularly from participation in their ChemStewards® program and the business contacts we have made through SOCMA and the Informex trade show,” said Chuck Gavin, MFG President and CEO. “I wanted to host this meeting to introduce other area chemical manufacturers to the benefits of SOCMA membership.”
During the meeting, Todd Brown, Director, Member Recruitment & Retention for SOCMA, described how SOCMA serves the batch, custom and specialty segment of the chemical industry, which includes giant, multi-national companies and many small businesses. He also discussed SOCMA’s three strategic directions, which include networking, ChemStewards®, and government relations, and how they can benefit this unique sector of the chemical industry.
Brown told attendees that SOCMA’s networking offerings include an online Chemical Services Directory, many face-to-face events, in addition to the Informex trade show, and peer group programs.
All manufacturing members are required to participate in ChemStewards® – SOCMA’s industry-developed environmental, health, safety & security program, Brown said. The program is designed to help facilities optimize their performance, save money and enhance their roles as good corporate citizens in their communities.
SOCMA is the recognized authority on the specialty chemical sector by the White House, federal agencies and Congress, Brown said. SOCMA keeps members informed on government actions that affect the industry, and its Government Relations staff keeps Congress and regulatory agencies informed on issues that impact their members and their ability to do business.
The meeting concluded with a Q&A session and remarks by Gavin. An informal lunch followed.