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KMCO, LLC / KMTEX, LLC Surpasses ChemStewards® Requirements Qualifies for SOCMA’s “Excellence” Ranking

KMCO and KMTEX are being recognized for its successful efforts to go above and beyond the minimum for federal environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) compliance, build customer confidence and community trust, and strengthen product stewardship.

Crosby, Texas – KMCO, LLC in Crosby, Texas and KMTEX, LLC, located in Port Arthur, Texas announced today that as a result of exceeding key performance requirements for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA) ChemStewards® program, it has qualified for the program’s highest ranking – the Excellence Tier. 

KMCO and KMTEX are being recognized for its successful efforts to go above and beyond the minimum for federal environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) compliance, build customer confidence and community trust, and strengthen product stewardship. 

“While we are very proud to receive this recognition from SOCMA we will in no way rest on our laurels. We will continue to move aggressively to invest in our teams, processes, and plant infrastructure to fully secure sustained excellence in all aspects of safe and complaint operations,” said John Foley. 

“We congratulate KMCO and KMTEX for this achievement, which represents their commitment to continuous improvement in EHS&S performance,” said Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director, ChemStewards. “By operating above expectations, KMCO and KMTEX are building customer confidence, community trust and strengthening product stewardship throughout the supply chain.” 

ChemStewards is an industry-developed EHS&S program designed for the specialty chemicals industry. It was created from industry’s commitment to continuous improvement and to reduce the environmental footprint left by member facilities. The program is based on a three-tier system with key performance requirements per tier. Tier one is known as Fundamental and tier two is Enhanced Performance – the standard tier for ChemStewards® participants. To qualify for Excellence, or tier three, facilities must sign core principles, complete security requirements, have one documented management review meeting, complete a third-party verification of management systems at the Enhanced Performance level, and submit a voluntary tier three application. 

About SOCMA 

Since 1921, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has represented a diverse membership of chemical companies located around the world, bringing world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of our member companies. www.socma.com 

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program that was created to meet the unique needs of the 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. www.chemstewards.com 

About KMCO LLC 

Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Crosby, Texas, KMCO (including the KMTEX facility located in Port Arthur, Texas) is a leading specialty chemical company serving the automotive, petroleum, industrial and agricultural markets. The world's largest and most recognized chemical companies depend on KMCO for custom chemical processing (tolling) and specialty manufacturing. KMCO also offers a full range of coolant and brake fluid products, as well as chemicals for the oilfield industry. Commitment to their employees, quality, customer service, regulatory compliance, equipment, and technology has enabled KMCO to become one of the premier custom chemical companies in North America. Owner Resource Group acquired majority interest in KMCO and its affiliated companies in July 2012.