The Chemical Company NPE 2018

NPE 2018: Orlando, FL | Tradeshow Recap

The Chemical Company was proud to exhibit at the recent NPE 2018 tradeshow. Held every three years in Orlando, Florida, NPE is a self-described “must attend event” for anybody associated with the plastics industry in any way. NPE is proud to be the “world’s leading plastics trade show and conference”.

Throughout the full five-day conference, over 2,000 exhibiting companies and organizations showcase their technologies in machinery such as packaging and injection molding, to featuring manufactures and producing partners from across the globe.

The Chemical Company is proud to exhibit at NPE, and in doing so, further partner with the Plastics Industry Association to promote the plastic industry as well as TCC’s service and product offering.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has already announced the next three event dates for the triennial event, all held at the Orlando County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida. The next event, NPE 2021, will take place May 17-21, 2021.

Whether you met TCC for the very first time at NPE 2018, or we had the pleasure of seeing a familiar face in Orlando, the entire TCC team thanks you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the next show!

Photos from NPE 2018

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TCC Welcomes Over 300 to Second Annual Cocktail Party at AFPM

The Chemical Company proudly hosted over 300 guests at AFPM 2018.

The party, held for consecutive years at the Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe, welcomed over 300 industry professionals and guests, providing a welcome rest from the bustle of AFPM. The venue, located along San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk, featured locally inspired hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Additionally, TCC staged a sponsored riverboat running, indicated by the attached banner, which AFPM attendees could ride on and off throughout Sunday and Monday free of charge.

With the success of both 2017 and 2018 cocktail parties, it’s a safe bet we will see you in San Antonio for our 2019 Cocktail Party!

The Chemical Company upcoming shows and event outline

Upcoming Events and Shows: 2017 & 2018

The Chemical Company has a busy six-months planned as we come into 2018. TCC will be attending and hosting a cocktail party at the 2018 AFPM in San Antonio, Texas, as well as exhibiting at the 2018 American Coatings Show (ACS) in Indianapolis, and NPE: The Plastics Show in Orlando.

For more information, or to schedule a meeting, click on the banner image below, or contact Nicole Canning by Clicking Here.


The Chemical Company Invests in EH&S Staff

Matt Francoeur Will Oversee TCC Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Procedures Throughout Product Management 

For Immediate Release: 11.13.2017

Jamestown, RI – The Chemical Company (TCC) has hired recent URI graduate Matt Francoeur as the newest staff member, and first full-time hire focusing exclusively on TCC environmental health and safety (EH&S) procedures and regulations. Matt will work from TCC global headquarters in Jamestown, RI. In addition to managing EH&S regulations, Matt will assist the inside sales team.

Matt graduated from the University of Rhode Island (URI) in May of 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Among other responsibilities, Matt will focus on managing the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulations on behalf of TCC, as well as managing the company’s REACH and ISO registrations and certifications.

TCC Hires EH&S Position

Full Press Release PDF Available Here

Media Contact: Ben Sawicki
Marketing Coordinator, The Chemical Company – 401.360.2872

TCC Sponsors Make A Wish Foundation Golf Tournament

The Chemical Company Sponsors Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament in Elgin, SC

Elgin, SC – On October 9, Amy Theobald, Sales Manager, Southeastern Accounts, and Ray Altenburger, Adipic Acid Product Manager attended the 21st Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Classic at The Members Club, Woodcreek Farms, in Elgin, SC.  The event was hosted and coordinated by Shakespeare/Jarden Applied Materials, part of Newell Brands Corporation.

The Chemical Company sponsored the group pictured here and in addition to a monetary sponsorship, TCC provided a sleeve of golf balls for each of the 100 players.

The event raised approximately $25,000 to support Make-A-Wish South Carolina, which grants more than 130 wishes annually to South Carolinian children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

TCC Sponsors the Life is Good Kid’s Foundation

On July 24, 2017, The Chemical Company sponsored the fifth annual Play Fore Playmakers charity golf tournament, benefitting the Life is Good Kid’s Foundation. The tournament was held at Sterling National Country Club in Sterling, MA, and featured a full field of 144 golfers. Teeing off at 9am, the tournament featured a best ball format, and various events and prize opportunities spread across the 18-hole course.


TCC Marketing Coordinator Ben Sawicki (Far Right) poses at the Play Fore Playmaker’s charity golf tournament.

Hole 1, for example, featured a professional long-drive champion, whose tee shot the group could use with a monetary donation to the foundation. While the average golfer may expect a tee shot of 250+ yards (on a good day), the champion’s shot easily can reach 400 yards are more, offering a substantial benefit.

On hole 12, golfers could utilize a handheld air cannon (shown below), which could place a ball within 30 feet of the pin, from a distance of 375 yards. 

Aside from golf, a silent auction offered over 25 donated items to be bid on, with all proceeds benefitting the foundation.

The Life is Good Kid’s Foundation provides a variety of personal and professional development resources, which help childcare professionals “tap into the power of optimism and build healing, life-changing relationships with children under their care”.

The Chemical Company is proud to sponsor and participate in a great cause, and a better organization. For more information about the Play Fore Playmakers golf tournament, or the Life is Good Kid’s Foundation, click the logos below.



Roach Family Sponsors BLMA Fundraising Event, June 15 at The Dunes Club

On June 15, 2017, the Roach Family is sponsoring a cocktail party for The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, as part of their 2017 Matching Gift Capital Campaign. The party will be held at The Dunes Club in Narragansett, RI. The Association has an outside donor willing to match up to $500,000 in donations collected during 2017. As of 5/16/17, the association has raised $160,000. The donations and matched capital will be placed in an endowment for the association to use annually for building maintenance and upkeep.

Although it has been rebuilt, repaired and even moved, a lighthouse has sat at the current location since 1749, on the southern-most tip of Jamestown, Rhode Island. The association oversees the lighthouse and museum’s maintenance and function.

For more information about Beavertail Lighthouse or the fundraising event, click the invitation below, or contact Ben Sawicki, Digital Marketing Coordinator for The Chemical Company.

TCC – International Distributor Built By Relationships With Established Suppliers

The Chemical Company (TCC) is an international disturber of chemicals and raw materials. We represent domestic and international suppliers producing the highest quality products to service our customer’s needs.

A great question we receive from our potential customers asks, “Why should we choose to purchase from a distributor instead of buying directly from a supplier?” While buying direct is an option, several factors should be considered to ensure that your needs are met, and your products arrive at the right place as scheduled.

Supplier’s main focus is research and production

At TCC, we have been sought out by dozens of suppliers to access the knowledge and expertise built into our sales team. The services we offer allows suppliers to focus on the quality of the products they manufacture without losing personal contact with their customers.

We offer customers unique views of products, not only offering what we have but rather what would fit their needs best. Our team can assess the needs of prospects and customers by analyzing formulas to recommend new product combinations or enhancements. Our focus at TCC is our customer enabling our suppliers to focus on the research and execution of their products.


Distributors like TCC have a team focused on logistics. You receive notifications regarding your shipment and notification if situations change during transit. The most important pain point we solve for our customers is a change in their delivery. We offer an array of accommodating services for our customers. In many instances, our flexibility drives customers to choose TCC.

On several occasions, customers have placed orders and when the delivery date arrived their tank at the delivery location was full or had a tank that took priority that needed the delivery more. At TCC, we have a different approach to the supply chain. In an instance like the aforementioned example, we have seen suppliers disregard the needs of the customer, and the delivery location would remain unchanged. It would arrive at the original location specified, and the customer would be in charge of re-routing the remaining product.

Our customers have a very different experience. As a distributor, we have a lot of flexibility to meet our customer’s needs. There have been instances like the preceding example; a customer requests a delivery location to change or to add a stop along the delivery line. We have re-routed product, we have moved containers around to accommodate a full tank waiting for the new opportunity to fill.

Logistics and chemical supplier

Two teams providing personal & efficient service

TCC Sales Team

Our sales team’s focus is on providing you with products that enable your business to grow. With a wide variety of products, our team can assess your products and end-uses to determine the most valuable combination of chemicals or raw materials to meet your needs. Since our focus is customers and not a supplier’s, we are not limited to recommending one specific product line to meet your needs. Variety is key when each and every customer is unique. 

Customer Service

Our customer service team is focused on your orders. From billing to specific logistics needs, these TCC team members have been focused on product delivery for decades. Our team is available 24/7 by phone or email to ensure your specific needs are met.

Distributors offering an array of products to meet all needs

Chemical, composite and plastic products to fulfill bulk needs.Purchasing managers in need of multiple products may face the choice of managing multiple suppliers to obtain the products or choosing a distributor to handle the purchase and delivery of all of the products needed.

Distributors like The Chemical Company offer companies the ability to make one phone call and have an order delivered. Furthermore, the delivery of multiple products sourced from multiple suppliers can also be ordered in that one call.

TCC Recently Sponsored Project Scientist’s Charlotte Excursion

The Chemical Company (TCC) recently sponsored 45 young Scientists from Project Scientist on their STEM expedition in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our Marketing Manager, Jessica Baker, volunteered during the event, working with the project members during activities and chaperoning their fossil hunt through the city.image1 TCC joined forces with Project Scientist, a non-profit organization working to change to the worldview of ‘who’ a scientist is and ‘what’ a scientist does. The founder of Project Scientist, Sandy Marshall, is also the Executive Director and Founder of The NASCAR Foundation. While facing years of gender stereotyping and a lack of role models, she learned of the disadvantages women experience in STEM careers. During the years that followed, Marshall developed Project Scientist to promote and reinforce young girls and women’s interests in STEM.

The Project Scientist mission follows our TCC Love Chemistry campaign focused on promoting chemistry and science to younger generations. We teamed with this non-profit to enable groups of young ladies to continue to pursue their interests in STEM.

On October 3, 2016, TCC sponsored the Project Scientist Charlotte City Expedition, which included exploration of the city and an inside look at the trading floor of a major financial services company.

City Discovery Walk

img_1633The day began and ended with a discovery walk of stones and fossils spread throughout the city. Scientists were intrigued by the incorporation of reclaimed stones featuring trace fossils that were used to construct new buildings. Also along the walk were several stops including the Ritz Carlton and the Arena Plaza, which highlighted stone ranging from 460 million to one billion years old.

Life On The Trading Floor

img_1631Mid-day, the group of young scientists arrived at the Duke Energy Building in Uptown to hear recounts from several female senior executives. These financial service representatives discussed their paths and experiences that led them to their current positions. Following presentations, each scientist received ten mock one hundred dollar bills that they used to purchase candy bar stocks. They explored the concepts of supply and demand as well as grasped the in-depth details of the strategy of ‘buying low and selling high.’





img_1610Once these concepts were studied, the group explored the building and spent a large chunk of time on the actual trading floor. This was their opportunity to experience the fast-paced, information-filled environment by walking the rows and speaking with sales as well as purchasing members.

The day concluded with time on the playground to release some final energy from the day before leaving with their parent or guardian to recap the day’s events on their way home.


The Future Of TCC’s Love Chemistry campaign

“It was an eye-opening day to see such enthusiasm from children as young as five-years-old asking women on the trading floor about their experience and day-to-day activities” reflected Jessica Baker, TCC Marketing Manager. “This group of girls re-ignited my passion for STEM. These young scientists took careful notes to recap the day to their parents and to reference details in the future. I plan to continue to volunteer for Project Scientist in any way I can; its emphasis on molding a better future for the next generation is precisely the passion that fueled our team at TCC to start our Love Chemistry campaign.”


Love Chemistry and Project Scientist

The Chemical Company (TCC) has joined forces with Project Scientist, an impactful organization promoting change to the world’s view of ‘who’ a scientist is and ‘what’ a scientist does.

The Chemical Company was recommended to Project Scientist after word spread about the TCC Love Chemistry campaign. The TCC Love Chemistry campaign focuses on promoting future opportunities in the chemical industry to younger generations. Finding and joining in Project Scientist efforts directly align with TCC’s direction of the Love Chemistry campaign.

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This fall, TCC will be sponsoring an upcoming Project Scientist event. Our Marketing Manager, Jessica Baker, will be volunteering as a chaperone to work alongside the girls in attendance and help with the event.

TCC will be sponsoring the event on Monday, October 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attendees will travel to a local trading floor to interact with women on their team and discuss sustainability followed by a geology walking tour of uptown Charlotte.

Project Scientist – Their Story

What our team at TCC loves most about Project Scientist is the founder, Sandy Marshall. Her background is established and incredible. As a woman in an industry dominated by men, Sandy Marshall is the Executive Director and founder of The NASCAR Foundation. In this role she learned obstacles and limitations girls and women encounter in the course of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.

Staggering numbers represent Marshall’s findings. The Project Scientist website reports that “78% of school-aged girls have an interest in STEM, yet women only make up 25% of the STEM workforce”. Throughout the course of their schooling and careers, we are losing women pursuing STEM.

Marshall recognized a need to develop Project Scientist in an effort to change society’s perception of women learning and working in STEM. Since its inception in 2011, Project Scientist has grown from serving 95 girls to over 500 in multiple locations and age groups. They also continue to expand topics covered as well as offer day trips and weeklong expeditions.

We look forward to our upcoming day with Project Scientist and hope to continue working with them to promote involvement in STEM for young girls and women.

Meet Some Of The Girls Impacted by Project Scientist (video section)