MFG Chemical Industrial Chemical Manufacturers President & CEO Interviewed for Chemicals Knowledge Hub
Former BBC announcer David McLelland recently interviewed MFG Chemical industrial chemical manufacturers President and CEO Paul Turgeon for Chemicals Knowledge Hub. They discussed the history of MFG Chemical as well as the future outlook for the company. Here are some highlights from their conversation.
The History of MFG Chemical
Industrial chemical manufacturers, MFG Chemical, was started in 1980 in Dalton, Georgia, which is known as the ‘carpet capitol of the world’. The business was created to supply surfactants to the carpet manufacturers for dyeing the fibers. When fiber producers began sending carpets that had the dye already embedded, the company needed to make a shift. It began to explore other markets where their surfactants could be used. MFG Chemical was successful in discovering numerous other markets, and eventually, the founding family sold the company to Platte River Equity, which has invested in and guided the company for the past several years.
Where We Are Now
We’ve organized into four strategic business units. We’re seeing exciting growth opportunities across the water treatment, oil & gas, and surfactants industries, as well as the anhydride market.
What Does the Future Look Like for Industrial Chemical Manufacturers?
Acquisitions are possible but we’re focused on organic growth because we know how to do that and we’re successful at it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been expanding into the disinfection markets by providing surfactants for making hand soap as well as a thickener for hand sanitizer. We expect strong growth for many years and a more diversified company. We are focused in North America right now, but 10 years from now we will have a stronger international presence.
Learn more by watching the video, or contact MFG Chemical at 706-226-4114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.