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.


Logistics

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.”

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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)

 

 

 

TCC has an event filled fall this year!

Stop By Booth #709 at the Agro Show!

Specialty & Agro Chemicals America
The TCC team is once again hosting a tabletop exhibit at the Specialty & Agro Chemicals America trade show in Charleston, SC. The Agro Show sheds light on the significance of the American chemical industry and focuses on specialty and agrochemical manufacturing. The specialty and agrochemical industry encompasses a wide range of end uses—from adhesives, sealants, and resins, to oilfields and fuels, plastics and composites, as well as crop protection and water treatment. With hundreds of products sourced to suit your specialty and agro requirements, the TCC booth is well worth visiting.


Will we see you in Dusseldorf?

The Chemical Company (TCC) is hosting its first exhibit at a world-renowned European trade show. TCC is a participant at the K Show in Germany this October. Our representatives are eager to highlight our comprehensive line of polymers and polymer additives at this highly regarded international platform. TCC will be in the U.S. Pavilion, Hall 5, of the Messe Dusseldorf at Booth C08-1. Please contact khagan@thechemco.com to schedule a meeting with our team.

K Show – The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber
October 19 – 26 in Dusseldorf, Germany


Drumroll, please…

This fall we have debuted our new website, which has undergone a complete makeover! We hope you enjoy our expanded product pages, company information, and video channel. 

 

TCC Website Screens

The Chemical Company Is Spreading The Love Of Chemistry

Beginning in 2016, The Chemical Company (TCC) team launched a mission to bring back a love of chemistry to our business relationships and to our communities. On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the Science Club from Jamestown School organized by teacher, Jim Kaczynski visited The Chemical Company headquarters for the first annual “Kids Be The Chemists Day”.

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 9.02.20 AM“Kids Be The Chemists Day” is an event designed to present new opportunities that are available for younger generations that have an interest in finance, trade, and chemistry. It is part of a larger initiative spearheaded by TCC, a campaign known as “Love Chemistry” with an overall mission to volunteer in communities and participate in activities to promote the love of chemistry to future generations.

The “Kids Be The Chemists Day” event began with TCC President, Robb Roach leading a guided tour of the TCC headquarters while explaining the inner workings and responsibilities required to function as a successful global chemical distributor. Following the tour, TCC digital marketing manager, Jessica Baker, and marketing & sales support coordinator, Kaitlyn Hagan safely performed chemical experiments while sharing their experiences working in the chemical industry.

The event concluded with snacks and an open forum for the attendees to ask the TCC sales team, also known as chemists enthusiasts, questions about their experience and their road to joining the TCC team.

Experiment: Crystal Art – Testing the solubility of substances

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Office tours while discussing travel opportunities within the chemical industry with TCC Digital Marketing Manager, Jessica Baker & Product Manager, Thomas Guadagno.
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TCC At The American Coatings Show Booth #1947

Visit The Chemical Company at Booth #1947 during the ACS Show 2016, April 12 – 14, 2016.

The Chemical Company is a family owned and operated international chemical distribution firm founded by CEO Nicholas Roach in 1988. We are built on a foundation of integrity and ethical business practices designed to foster steady growth supported by a dedicated long-term work force.

Our mission is to continually strengthen our business relationships through sound business practices and strategies enhanced by transparent communication. We are in the trenches every day forging bonds and assessing the integrity of potential suppliers to best serve our customers. After three decades of hard work, our most valuable asset as a company is the ethos that inspires our customers, suppliers, and employees to depend on us and spend their entire careers working with TCC.

The Chemical Company will highlight several product lines at the American Coatings Show such as Plasticizers, Intermediates, Solvents, Silanes and Flame Retardants. A few of our product lines for ACS have been highlighted below:

About Our Plasticizers

 We offer one of the most comprehensive lines of plasticizers in the market. Recently, we expanded our line of plasticizers to include the Emerald Kalama current K-FLEX® dibenzoate product line: K-FLEX® 850S, K-FLEX® 850P, K-FLEX® 500, K-FLEX® 500P, K-FLEX® 975P, K-FLEX® PG, and K-FLEX® DP. The K-FLEX® plasticizer line is an excellent phthalate free solution for formulators looking to satisfy environmentally friendly, non-SVHC, low VOC plasticizers and coalescents.
Plastics

Product Highlight: Esters 

The Chemical Company esters line covers niche to specialty applications. Over the decades TCC has grown its line of ChemFlexx and NatureFlexx esters to include: specialty and commoditized linear and branched phthalates; non-phthalates; linear and branched trimellitates; linear and branched adipates; benzoates; citrates; glycol based esters; succinates, sebacates, linseed oil based, as well as soy based primary and secondary plasticizers.

The Chemical Company is proud to produce the majority of ChemFlexx Ester offerings domestically and in Europe. TCC forges partnerships with the most integrated manufacturers in the industry who are committed to fulfilling the needs of the marketplace with the highest quality products. Whether an order is less than a full truckload of drums or totes, compartmentalized split truckloads of multiple esters, bulk tank trucks, or rail, the TCC ChemFlexx line is available to serve your needs.
 

About Our Silanes

Silanes are a broad category of chemical compounds of silicon and other atoms such as carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen. Silanes can greatly improve wetting properties, compression strength, shear strength, mechanical properties and wet electric properties when used in thermoplastic and thermosetting resin such as phenol aldehyde, polyester, epoxy, PST, and polyamide.

The Chemical Company carries a full line of silanes that can be used in a wide range of applications to improve polymer crosslinking, dispersion, mechanical properties and increased adhesion between organic and inorganic phases.

TCC’s Silanes are available for shipping throughout the continental United States with one (1) week lead time packed in bulk, totes (IBC tanks) and drums.

To discuss our other product lines, such as our Intermediates, Solvents and Flame Retardants meet us at booth #1947. See you at the show!

Announcement: TCC is a Certified NACD Member

The Chemical Company (TCC) is proud to announce its certification as a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD); the most highly respected and internationally recognized business association in the global chemical industry.

Established In 1971, NACD is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. The chemical distribution industry that NACD represents employs more than 70,000 people and generates $5.14 billion in tax revenues for local communities across the country. The nearly 450- member and affiliate companies that NACD represents process, formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for more than 750,000 customers. That’s over 85% of the chemical distribution capacity in the nation and 90% of the industry’s gross revenue.

Why is NACD membership significant for TCC?

Since its founding, TCC has shared the objectives of the NACD mission to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry. TCC also recognizes the advantages of establishing a strong relationship with an organization whose vision is to be the premier authority for distribution in the United States, to advocate sound government policies, and to promote the continuous improvement of member companies. TCC particularly concurs with the NACD policy of striving for excellence through its Responsible Distribution® program, of which, TCC is now a certified member.

 

How does NACD certified membership benefit TCC and its customers?

NACD member companies represent 93% of US chemical distribution sales, making NACD the strongest unified voice of chemical industry leaders. Through NACD eduction programs, meetings, webinars, trade shows and conventions, the top distributors in the country are given the opportunity to interact and discuss issues, government policies and legislation that affects the industry and its customers as a whole. NACD gives the entire industry a unified voice in Washington when critical legislation is being drafted that can dramatically alter the future of the chemical business and the distribution process. Customers of certified member companies enjoy the extra layer of comfort and security assured by the NACD Responsible Distribution® program, which is celebrating 25 years of improving safety and performance.

How does the Responsible Distribution® program work?

In December of 1991, NACD member companies undertook as their most important mission, the inception of Responsible Distribution®. The program was developed by NACD members for NACD members.

Responsible Distribution® is a mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety and security program that allows members to demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in all phases of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal. To be a certified NACD member, each applicant company must sign a member-voted commitment to the NACD Responsible Distribution® program.

Applicant companies are considered Candidate members until verified in full compliance with NACD’s Responsible Distribution®. The Candidate firm must submit proof of passing third-party verification within two years following the date the Candidate’s application is approved for membership by NACD’s Board of Directors to be considered a certified regular voting member. TCC passed the verification process and is now a certified NACD voting member in good standing.

The key benefits of Responsible Distribution® are: lower occurrences of safety and evironmental incidents; better documentation of company policies; employed practices of excellence and quality systems throughout company operations; better communication with local communities; reduced audit time and costs; savings on insurance; and improved marketplace visibility and earned credibility through performance.

More Benefits
NACD advocacy involvement connects TCC with other members experiencing legislative and regulatory issues that affect the chemical distribution industry. Included are environmental, health, safety, and transportation issues on local, national, international, and state levels.

NACD’s education efforts through meetings and trade shows provide TCC with the ability to network easily with industry peers. Conferences, webinars and other educational events offer member companies opportunities to expand their knowledge in a variety of areas applicable to the chemical distribution industry, including sales, regulatory and legislative, and other general business matters.

The NACD quarterly Chemical Distributor magazine offers TCC and all member companies an opportunity to spread news such as product announcements, expansion events, and other information pertinent to the chemical industry that can stimulate growth.

When Nick Roach founded TCC in 1988, his passion for ethical business practices provided the company with a solid foundation that stimulated steady growth supported by a loyal, long-term workforce. NACD certification adds another dimension of integrity and responsibility to the TCC arsenal of good business practices, along with the opportunity to lend our experienced, international voice to the message and efforts of the most effective chemical distribution association in the world.

TCC Attends Specialty & Agro Chemicals America 2015

 

At A Glance

FullSizeRenderThe Specialty & Agro Chemicals America exhibition took place September 9th– 11th in Charleston, South Carolina. The mission of the event was to demonstrate the unique value of the American chemical industry in a networking forum, with a specific focus on agrochemical and specialty chemical markets. A wide range of end uses were covered, including adhesives and sealants, coatings, biofuels, and polymers. Over 1000 attendees, consisting of purchasing, sourcing, engineering, R&D and process management personnel, gathered at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel to view conference presentations and company exhibits.

 

TCC Exhibits at The Specialty & Agro Chemicals America 2015

The Chemical Company was among the 180 exhibitors at this year’s event. The showcasing companies were required to maintain a significant presence in American based chemical manufacturing, sales and distribution. Rows of table top booths lined the halls of the grand ballroom and lobby. The Belmond Hotel provided an intimate atmosphere for meetings with access to adjoining meeting rooms, lounge areas and restaurants. At the end of each day’s session, cocktails and hors d’oeurves were served from 4:30-6:30pm, which garnered more traffic and discussion among the exhibits. Charleston proved to be a fantastic location for the show due to it accessibility. Dozens of top-notch restaurants and attractions are within walking distance of the picturesque historic district.

TCC finds success in attending the Specialty & Agro Chemicals America show year after year. The forum-styled event allows our sales team to continue forming strong bonds in new and existing business relationships. The event also allows our sales team to stay up to date about trends in the specialty and agrochemical industry. Our attendees enjoyed their time in Charleston and look forward to exhibiting at next year’s show.

 

TCC’s Upcoming Events!

EPCA 2015: October 3-7 in Berlin, Germany

SPE’s VinylTec: in October 13-15 in Akron, OH

APLA 2015: November 7-10 in Cancun, Mexico

NACD Annual Meeting 2015: November 9-12 in Bonita Springs, FL