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Vulcan's Specialty Chemical Businesses Combine

Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan Materials Co. has combined its specialty chemical businesses into one unit, Vulcan Performance Chemicals.

“Our specialty chemical companies have been significant forces in their markets,” said John L. Holland president of Vulcan Performance Chemicals. “By combining their many strengths into one business, Vulcan Performance Chemicals can now offer a comprehensive product range with superior manufacturing and technical expertise. Additionally, we will maintain the quality and service levels that our customers have come to expect.”

Vulcan Performance Chemicals includes Callaway Chemical Co., Callaway’s Mayo Division, Callaway Chemical Ltd., Vulcan Chemical Technologies and Vulcan’s sodium chlorite business.

“At a time when the choices among chemical suppliers are shrinking for the industries we serve,” said Donald James, chairman and CEO of Vulcan Materials Co., “Vulcan is forming this full-service business to give our customers a new and better alternative.”

Vulcan Performance Chemicals will focus on the pulp and paper, textiles and water management markets, and it will continue to manufacture basic chemicals and custom specialty chemicals.

“Our goal is to help our customers improve their performance, lower costs and meet critical environmental objectives,” Holland said. “We have a demonstrated track record of solving challenging problems through unique product chemistries, and that’s what our customers need to compete in today’s tough environment.”

April 2000