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  • MarChem Pacific, a Subsidiary of Accella Performance MaterialsTM, Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

    SOCMA Recognizes MarChem Pacific for Commitment to Improving Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Initiatives

    Orange County, CA – Accella Performance MaterialTM’s MarChem Pacific facility is pleased to announce it has been recognized for exemplary efforts with improving its environmental, health, safety and security program by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA).

    AccellaTM’s MarChem Pacific facility participates in SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program, which encourages companies to operate their facilities in an environment that guarantees safety and environmental compliance to all stakeholders.

    The AccellaTM MarChem Pacific facility accepted a Bronze Performance Improvement Award at SOCMA’s 93rd Annual Dinner on December 8 in New York City. This is the first year this facility has received the award. Jim Gregg, MarChem Pacific Plant Manager, and Andy Harris, CEO of Accella Performance MaterialsTM accepted the award on behalf of the company at the awards dinner.

    This facility was recognized for its successful efforts to improve its environmental, health, safety, and security training programs. Implementing the structured ChemStewards management process with an Online Safety Training Program are examples of these efforts. In addition to monthly safety meetings, this program allows employees to stay current on all safety requirements by completing readily available online training classes. As a result of these efforts, MarChem Pacific has no OSHA reportable accidents or Lost Time Injuries. By promoting a safety culture, all employees at Accella Performance MaterialsTM proactively take responsibility for safety in their workplace, community, and the environment.

    “We are extremely proud of the commitment our employees have shownwith exemplary performance in EHS&S and taking care of each other and our community. This award reflects our commitment to constant improvement for our products, our workers and our neighbors in the community,” said Andy Harris.

    “It is incumbent upon companies to be good stewards to ensure the safety, environmental compliance and security of not only their employees but the community in which they live. We are proud of AccellaTM’s MarChem Pacific facility and its employees on this achievement, and we encourage them to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards performance improvement program,” said SOCMA President Lawrence D. Sloan.

    About SOCMA
    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. SOCMA has a global membership of 220 companies, which employ more than 46,000 workers in the U.S. alone. The value of the products and services provided by SOCMA members is $24 billion, and the industry’s impact on the U.S. GDP is upwards of $2.9 trillion. For more information on our services and products, please visit

    ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit

    MarChem Pacific
    MarChem Pacific, a division of Accella Performance MaterialsTM, utilizes an intimate understanding of our customer’s finished product and processing requirements in order to deliver solutions that provide superior performance and value. Our extensive efforts in research, engineering, technology, and testing assure production of high quality materials. Utilizing our ISO 9001:2008 registered facilities, MarChem will supply custom compounds tailored to your specific needs. Please visit for additional information.