Palmer Holland named Top Workplace

Palmer Holland Recognized as a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio
North Olmsted company has been fostering a positive workplace culture since 1925

 
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio (June 17, 2013) – Palmer Holland, a premier distributor of specialty chemicals has been recognized as a 2013 Top Workplace by The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest daily newspaper.  

Now in its fourth year, the list is based on employees’ opinions at companies with 50 or more employees in 11 Northeast Ohio counties.  Employees are asked to rate key areas across their organization such as leadership, benefits, training, work/life flexibility, ethics and communication. The Top Workplace list includes companies, nonprofits and government agencies.

“Knowing that the ranking is based on what our employees think about working at Palmer Holland makes this recognition an extra special achievement,” said Bryn Irvine, president, Palmer Holland. “We pride ourselves on not only exceeding our customer expectations but also our employee expectations. This recognition reflects that we are successfully keeping that commitment.”  

Established in 1925, Palmer Holland has just over 100 employees. Its headquarters in North Olmsted, Ohio, is designed to promote an open, healthy, and fun atmosphere. The office space features vibrant colors, low-walled workstations, treadmill “walk” stations, modern yet comfortable common areas, three putting greens, and offices along the perimeter with glass walls allowing for unobstructed outside views from nearly anywhere throughout the space.

Employees surveyed at Palmer Holland attribute their high job satisfaction to a company culture that encourages new ideas and decision-making autonomy, as well as opportunities for advancement and being a part of meaningful work. According to the poll, employees also appreciate the consistent effort to make the workday fun through social outings and staff luncheons.

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ABOUT PALMER HOLLAND

Palmer Holland, headquartered in North Olmsted, Ohio, is a premier specialty chemical distributor dedicated to helping businesses succeed in both the CASE and lubricant industrial sectors. The company is committed to consistently exceeding the expectations of its customers, principals and partners and provides complete solutions for the most challenging technical issues facing industries today. To learn more, visit www.palmerholland.com.

Palmer Holland expands relationship with Kronos

Palmer Holland is pleased to announce the expansion of its sales territory for titanium dioxide with Kronos Worldwide, Inc.

The sales territory will be expanded to the Midwest United States, which includes Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri,  Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

This expansion extends the current sales territory, which includes Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, western New York and western Pennsylvania.


"Kronos Worldwide, Inc. has been making TiO2 for nearly a century now, beginning in 1916 with anatase TiO2 pigments. In 1939, Kronos began marketing the first rutile TiO2 pigment. Delivering more effective "hiding power," rutile TiO2 has since replaced anatase in paints, coatings and plastics."

Cytec Press Release

Brussels, May 31, 2013 –– Effective June 1, Cytec Coating Resins is operating as Allnex.

The divestiture of the Coating Resins business of Cytec Industries to funds affiliated with Advent International was first announced in October 2012 and completed on April 3, 2013. The adoption of the new name – Allnex – is the first step towards establishing the company’s new identity.

“We are excited about our new name,” states CEO Frank Aranzana. “We believe that it reflects who we are, what we stand for, and what we want to achieve.”

The search for a name began with an employee contest in November 2012 that generated more than 300 possibilities. Those names gave inspiration to a global diversity group, which brainstormed further and incorporated advice from the leading branding agency Interbrand.

“Because a company name is one of the most visible aspects of its reputation, it was very important to take the time to consider the company’s identity, mission and future ambitions in the selection process,” notes Frank.

As a global coating resins company that offers multiple products all under one roof, Allnex is unique in the marketplace. We partner with our customers, who leverage our extensive expertise and myriad of solutions to create value along the next steps in the supply chain. Allnex does more than provide products; we help improve performance. Allnex is also innovative, continually bringing new technologies and new ideas to our customers and the marketplace. These characteristics result in our name Allnex and our slogan ‘All About Resins’.

The company’s new logo was designed to reflect Allnex’s product portfolio, sustainable innovations, growth aspirations, and commitment to continuous improvement. Specifically, the multiple colors and sizes of the droplets represent Allnex’s technologies, products and talented employees. In addition, the green droplet stands for sustainability while the upward movement of the droplets and text reflects the company’s commitment to operational excellence, innovation and growth, both for Allnex and its customers.

“We believe that Allnex is the one name that we can all stand behind and be proud of,” Aranzana adds.

Additional information on aspects of Allnex’s new identify will be provided as it becomes available. In the meantime, please visit www.allnex.com to keep up to date on additions and improvements to our well-known portfolio of products and services.

About Allnex

A global company with $1.5 billion in sales, Allnex is a leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings. We are recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and known for our professionalism and for offering the broadest portfolio of high quality, innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins, and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. With manufacturing facilities and research and technology support centers located throughout the world, we also provide responsive, local support to our customers, helping them to rapidly bring advanced coating solutions to the market.

Palmer Holland partners with INEOS Oligomers

Effective May 1, 2013, Palmer Holland is the authorized national distributor of INEOS Oligomers Indopol® line of polybutene (PIB) resins. Polybutene (PIB) resins are used in lubricants, adhesives and sealants, rubber compounding, surface coatings, personal care products and pharmaceuticals.

INEOS Oligomers is a proven leader in the production of specialty chemicals for use in polyethylene, lubricants, fuel additives, surfactants and other specialty materials. It operates five manufacturing sites, three in Europe (Belgium, France and Germany) and two in North America (Alberta, Canada and LaPorte, Texas). INEOS Oligomers strives to improve its environmental performance at each of its sites by working within or towards the internationally recognized standard for Environmental Management.