October 19, 2021
SOCMA CEO Jennifer Abril Visits MFG Chemical; MFG CEO Keith Arnold Continues on SOCMA Board; MFG Co-Sponsors SOCMA Week Activities in New Orleans.

MFG Chemical Renews Commitment to Chemical Industry Association SOCMA

Dalton, GA – MFG Chemical, a global leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing, reaffirmed its commitment to SOCMA, a U.S. trade association representing the specialty and fine chemical industry, during an October 3 visit with SOCMA President & CEO Jennifer Abril and Senior Director of Communications & Engagement Jenny Gaines.

The MFG Chemical leadership team met with the SOCMA leaders at the Dalton, GA facility to provide a better understanding of the company’s role within the industry and to learn more about how the two organizations can continue to work together to provide value within the sector.

During the meeting Abril thanked MFG Chemical President & CEO Keith Arnold for his leadership and continued support as a member of SOCMA’s Board of Governors. “We are honored to have wonderful leaders like Keith, who are committed to safety and operational excellence, on our SOCMA Board of Governors,” said Abril. “We appreciate Keith for hosting us, so we can hear directly from the MFG team about the issues that matter most to them. This valuable dialogue provides SOCMA with the intelligence we need to create tools and resources that will support their business growth, train workers, enhance EHS&S efforts and address policy and regulations that uniquely impact the specialty chemical industry.”

The MFG team also shared key insights on the importance of SOCMA’s ChemStewards® environmental, health, safety and security program to the organization. “Seeing MFG Chemical’s high-quality plant operation close-up shows how SOCMA’s ChemStewards ® Program really works,” Abril said. “I also saw how the safety ethic is so integral to all operations and daily life at MFG Chemical.”

The group discussed future initiatives on Capitol Hill and MFG Chemical’s plan to co-sponsor upcoming activities during SOCMA Week in New Orleans, December 4-6. SOCMA Week is the association’s renewed annual conference that provides educational programming across four tracks, an annual dinner and awards presentation and exhibits for industry service providers.

Speaking for MFG Chemical, President & CEO Keith Arnold declared, “SOCMA is doing a great job of representing the chemical industry in Washington, DC, providing educational programs with an aim to continuously improve the quality of chemical plant operations and safety, and serve as a focal point for public appreciation of the essential role chemistry and chemical manufacturers play in our everyday life.”

People in the photo, from left to right, are MFG Chemical CFO Darin Gyomory; Daniel Sanchez, Sales Accounts Mgr; Bob Mauney, Strategic Plng Mgr; President & CEO Keith Arnold; SOCMA President & CEO Jennifer Abril; MFG VP Operations Barry Lassiter; Supply Chain Director Melanie West; Joe Welch, Director EHS&S.

About MFG Chemical

MFG Chemical is a leading specialty and custom chemical manufacturer for a variety of global markets. The company operates four manufacturing facilities with world-class product development capabilities in Northwest Georgia and Pasadena, Texas. Key markets served include personal care, agriculture, asphalt, graphic arts, lubricants, mining, oilfield, paints & coatings, pulp & paper and water treatment. Major chemistries manufactured include amides, esters, imidazolines, polymers and surfactants. MFG has achieved the “Excellence Tier,” recently won two plant safety awards from SOCMA, and was awarded the Georgia Department of Labor Safety Award earlier this year.

For more information, visit www.mfgchemical.com.


SOCMA is part of a $300 billion industry that’s fueling the U.S. economy. Our members play an indispensable role in the global chemical supply chain, providing specialty chemicals and services to vital markets ranging from aerospace and electronics to pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

Solely dedicated to the specialty and fine chemical industry, SOCMA focuses on building commercial connections, supporting manufacturing and operations, and advocating for regulatory and legislative policies that advance our members’ ability to grow their businesses. Our network extends to influencers and decision makers in the specialty chemicals supply chain. For more information on this innovative organization, visit www.socma.org.

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