Quaker Chemical, Houghton Intl.
Quaker Chemical Corp., Conshohock-
en, Pa., and Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley
Forge, Pa., both providers of process flu-
ids, chemical specialties, and technical
expertise to the global primary metals
and metalworking industries, have exe-
cuted a definitive agreement to combine
The new business will offer products
including removal fluids, forming fluids,
protecting fluids, heat-treating fluids, industrial lubricants, and greases. The expanded portfolio is expected to allow further expansion into India, Korea, Japan,
and Mexico. The transaction is completed
at the end of 2017 early 2018.
Plymouth Tube receives
2017 Rusty Demeules Award
for Safety Excellence
Plymouth Tube, Warrenville, Ill., has announced that its Streator Mill has received the 2017 Rusty Demeules Award
for Safety Excellence. The Fabricators &
Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) and
CNA Insurance Safety present this award
annually to recognize companies with
an exceptional safety culture. This is the
second year in a row that Plymouth Tube
has received the award, demonstrating a
dedication to safety across the company.
Plymouth Tube has eight manufacturing sites across the U.S. The Streator, Ill.,
location manufactures cold-drawn seamless alloy and carbon tubing, specializing
in small diameters and custom shapes.
Plymouth Tube Streator has long been
committed to safety and has introduced
initiatives such as the Safety Engagement Program, which focuses on safety
tours, meetings, observations, and safety
suggestions from employees. These suggestions help to generate improvements
throughout the facility. Employees also
participate in a daily stretch program to
help ensure their minds and bodies are
ready for a safe day at work.
Tech-Weld receives Nadcap
accreditation in welding
Tech-Weld Inc., Elburn, Ill., has received Nadcap accreditation for welding
The company manufactures custom
welded tubes, tanks, cones, and weldments.
Cam Valle of Plymouth Tube holds the
Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence that was presented to him by Jim
Vose of The Dupps Co., the 2015 winner of
the award. Roger Wilson (left), a representative of CNA, the sponsor of the award,
and FMA’s Dan Davis join in the award presentation.