Palmer Holland Names Wades Hutchins As West Coast Account Manager

 

Cleveland, OH – Effective January 1, 2018– Palmer Holland is pleased to announce that it has named Wade Hutchins as a South Region Account Manager based out of Sonoma, California.


Wade brings decades of experience with him to Palmer Holland. He has been in the industry for over 38 years holding a variety of positions for California-based specialty distributor PT Hutchins Company where he was an owner and National Sales Manager. He helped it to enhance its capabilities to include lab support and expand its distribution to become a national entity.


Wade has also made a point to play an active role in local paint societies and committees in the three states he’s called home over the years—California, Oregon and Colorado.


For more information, please email info@palmerholland.com or visit the Palmer Holland website at www.palmerholland.com.

Palmer Holland Remembers and Celebrates Joe Hunt's Phenomenal Life

Cleveland, OH – It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Regional Sales Manager, Joe Hunt, 56, on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a wonderful colleague, an incredible friend, and a beloved member of the Palmer Holland family. Joe was a beaming example of what it meant to live the Palmer Holland culture.

Joe was a 30 year veteran of the chemical industry. He joined Palmer Holland in November 1993. His service to the industry was unselfish and unending. He was the president of the Pittsburgh Paint and Coatings Association in 1998 and was heavily involved in the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association and the Society of Tribologists and Lubricant Engineers.

Joe married his longtime friend, Cyndi, in 1994, with whom he had two sons, Jay and Brendan. He was an avid sports enthusiast who loved watching and playing most sports, but more than anything, he loved his family.

Joe will be greatly missed by everyone at Palmer Holland and by all of his friends throughout the entire chemical industry.

Find The Right Coatings Solutions at the Western Coatings Show Oct 15-18!

 

Palmer Holland is excited to exhibit again at the 33rd Biennial Western Coatings Show October 15-18, 2017! We are a national specialty chemical distributor with over 90 years of experience and a robust product portfolio of specialty chemistries from some of the most respected raw material manufacturers in the world. We are headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and have 40+ solution providers stationed across the United States. Stop by booth #407 to discuss how Palmer Holland and our suppliers are committed to bringing you innovative solutions for your customers.  

Arkema Press Release Regarding Crosby, TX Plant

Read below for a press release from Arkema, Inc. posted on 8/31/2017:

At approximately 2 a.m. CDT, we were notified by the Harris County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of two explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby, Texas. Local officials had previously established an evacuation zone in an area 1.5 miles from our plant, based on their assessment of the situation.

We continue to work closely with federal, state and local authorities to manage the situation.

As we communicated in recent days, our site followed its hurricane preparation plan in advance of the recent hurricane and we had redundant contingency plans in place. However, unprecedented flooding overwhelmed our primary power and two sources of emergency backup power. As a result, we lost critical refrigeration of the products on site. Some of our organic peroxides products burn if not stored at low temperature.

We have been working closely with public officials to manage the implications of this situation, and have communicated with the public the potential for product to explode and cause an intense fire. Organic peroxides are extremely flammable and, as agreed with public officials, the best course of action is to let the fire burn itself out.

We want local residents to be aware that product is stored in multiple locations on the site, and a threat of additional explosion remains. Please do not return to the area within the evacuation zone until local emergency response authorities announce it is safe to do so.

Organic peroxides are a family of compounds that are used in a wide range of applications, such as making pharmaceuticals and construction materials.