Student To Represent Greater Cleveland At State Chemistry Competition

Cleveland, OH –March 13, 2019 – Alicia Ge, an eighth-grader from Lee Burneson Middle School, Westlake, OH, won a Cleveland-wide chemistry competition and was declared the Greater Cleveland You Be The Chemist Challenge® Champion. After answering dozens of chemistry and general science questions over multiple rounds of competition, she bested a field of 29 fifth- to eighth-grade students to earn a spot at the state-level competition. The winner of the Ohio State Challenge will receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Challenge.

Run by the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF), the You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an exciting competition that encourages students in grades 5-8 to engage with chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge fosters connections between industry, educators, and community members to celebrate outstanding young learners and inspire them to pursue STEM careers. Students compete individually by answering multiple-choice questions to advance through a series of competition levels, beginning at their school and culminating on the national stage. At the National Challenge in June, state champions from across the country will receive national recognition and compete for college scholarships.

The 2019 Greater Cleveland Challenge was held at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, OH and was sponsored by Palmer Holland, Inc. The Ohio State Challenge will also be held at the Great Lakes Science Center on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Yikun Zhou, Antonio Gojevic, Finley Pasatta, Livia Kola, and Benjamin Hewitt also qualified to compete at the state level. The top three finalists were awarded passes to the Great Lakes Science Center.

“Competing in the Challenge requires participants to ask tough questions, think creatively, and solve problems. We hope that every student who participated is proud of what they accomplished and continues to believe in their ability to change the world around them through science,” said CEF Executive Director Dwayne Sattler. “To the students moving on to the next level of the Challenge, congratulations! Each year we are amazed by the intelligence, poise, and dedication of the young people who compete at the national level. We can’t wait to see what future STEM leaders this year has in store.”

To learn more about CEF and the You Be The Chemist Challenge®, visit us at www.chemed.org


About the Chemical Educational Foundation®

The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) is a nonprofit dedicated to building the excitement and value of chemistry and STEM careers with K-8 students through accessible science programs and hands-on experiences. CEF partners with educators, industry, and community members to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s thinkers, innovators, and STEM leaders.

Carpenter Expands Distribution Agreement With Palmer Holland

Cleveland, OH – March 12, 2019 – Effective immediately, Carpenter announced the expansion of the geographic distribution territory of Palmer Holland into Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

This territory expansion builds upon Palmer Holland’s existing responsibilities in the Central, Midwest, and Northeast regions.

Palmer Holland represents Carpenter’s lines of:

  • CARPOL® Polyether Polyols
  • NIONIC™ Surfactants and Polyglycols

CARPOL® NIONIC™ surfactants and polyglycols are high-performance products with excellent solubility and solvency. Each of these materials is incredibly stable chemically and are non-hazardous with high flash points. This makes them inert; thus, safe to handle. These materials are very stable in storage and do not hydrolyze or become rancid.

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or the Palmer Holland Carpenter Business Manager, Mike Johnson, at 724-554-5074 or mjohnson@palmerholland.com. You can also visit the Carpenter landing page to learn more. 

About Carpenter
Carpol® polyols from Carpenter Co. are used to make products as rigid as surfboards, as soft as bedding, as resilient as car seats, and as reliable as coatings, adhesives and sealants. With over 35 years of experience, Carpenter knows what it takes to make polyols for any application. Carpenter Co. can produce chemicals to your exact specifications, and pride ourselves on the ability to deliver them to meet your production schedule with the highest attention to detail.

 

AGRANA Fruit US and Palmer Holland Form Commercial Partnership

 

Cleveland, OH – March 5, 2019 – AGRANA Fruit, a world-class manufacturer of natural fruit solutions, appoints Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition as the national distributor for the United States.

Collectively, Palmer Holland and AGRANA Fruit US provide customers with innovative solutions for the dairy, ice cream, and bakery markets. The specialty food portfolio includes customized fruit, brown flavor, and savory preparations as well as systems that include additions for added taste and texture.

“Our new commercial partnership with AGRANA fits perfectly into our strategy of providing our customers with a portfolio of natural, clean-label, on-trend, and healthy formulation options. AGRANA Fruit’s global presence, strength of scale, and commitment to innovation make it the ideal partner for our customers and our company!” said Bret Horace, Sales Director, Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition.

AGRANA Fruit US has manufacturing facilities in Botkins, OH; Centerville, TN; Fort Worth, TX; and Lysander, NY as well as corporate offices and NPD in Brecksville, OH. These production plants and Palmer Holland’s warehouses are located in close proximity to customers which enables maximum freshness and the highest quality of the fruit.

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition Ingredient Consultant or the Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition Technical Director, Charles Barber, at 630-729-4823 or cbarber@palmerholland.com. You can also visit the AGRANA Fruit landing page to learn more. 

About Agrana
AGRANA Fruit is part of the Austrian AGRANA Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. With 28 production facilities worldwide and sales activities in more than 80 countries, it is the leading producer for fruit preparations globally. Every year, an international network of R&D experts develops around 850 new and innovative products in close collaboration with its customers. The AGRANA Group is also a major producer of fruit juice concentrates in Europe, a key manufacturer of custom starch products and bioethanol as well as one of today’s leading sugar companies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Palmer Holland Takes Aim Up North With Palmer Holland Canada Distribution Corp.

Cleveland, OH – February 12, 2019 – Palmer Holland, a leading national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials, announced today it has officially launched Palmer Holland Canada Distribution Corporation, a subsidiary of Palmer Holland, in British Columbia.

“The implementation of a Canadian entity will greatly increase service to all of our Canadian customers,” said C. Bradley Steven, President of Palmer Holland. “Ultimately, our goal is to provide an enhanced level of distribution to our customers and principals and facilitate Palmer Holland’s continued growth in Canada.”

This expansion includes a partnership with ADLI Logistics in Mississauga, Ontario for warehousing and logistical services. ADLI Logistics utilizes a network of approximately 30 carrier partners, including small package capabilities via UPS and FedEx. Customers may still place orders with Palmer Holland via email, phone, and fax.

Customers will be particularly excited to know that Palmer Holland is now able to be the importer of record in Canada. Previously, this burden fell on those Canadian companies. Palmer Holland has also established an account with a Canadian bank which means increased electronic compatibility between companies for ACH transactions.

For more information or to address any questions you may have specific to the expansion, please contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or email info@palmerholland.com

About Palmer Holland
Established in 1925 as Palmer Supplies Company, today Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials with its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and 40+ account managers stationed across the United States. We are a private, employee-owned company which allows us greater flexibility in the marketplace and a dedicated platform for long-term success. This flexibility enables us to provide our customers and principals with the most effective and efficient solutions. Our partners are rooted in the areas of Agriculture, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), Health & Nutrition, Lubricants, and Plastics. For more information about Palmer Holland, please visit our website at www.palmerholland.com