The Caldwell Co. founded - sold additives and pigments to the rubber industry
Richard H. (Dick) Juve joined the company and later became Owner, CEO and Chairman
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio plant established; company name changed to “Americhem”
International sales began
Richard C. (Rick) Juve joined the company and later became CEO and Chairman
The first 6 manufacturing plants became ISO 9001 certified
Expanded global manufacturing with the addition of the Suzhou, China plant
Expansion and renovation of World HQ and central R&D
Mark C. Juve joined the company initiating 3rd generation family ownership
Acquired polymer composites manufacturer Infinity Compounding; located in Swedesboro, NJ
Acquired LTL Color Compounders and merges them with Infinity Compounding to create Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds (now Americhem Engineered Compounds)
Americhem Suzhou plant expansion, doubled size and capacity
Acquired Vi-Chem Corp.; located in Grand Rapids, MI
Acquired Prescient Color Ltd.; located in Pune, India (now Americhem Polymers India Private Limited)
Acquired compound and masterbatch manufacturer Controlled Polymers; located in Ribe, Denmark
Americhem Engineered Compounds expands Morrisville, PA plant with 60,000 sq. ft. and an isolated 20,000 sq. ft. “Clean Compounding” room that can house up to six compounding lines.
How we got started…
Americhem was founded in 1941 as a manufacturer’s representative that sold fillers and additives to the rubber industry. In 1959, we began manufacturing color concentrates, and we’ve been at the forefront of innovation ever since.
75 years later,
our solutions are displayed everywhere, from your home to store shelves. Now one of the largest custom color concentrate manufacturers in the world, we bring polymer products to life around the globe. Through generations of expansion, we have stayed true to our service foundation with groundbreaking technology, a single-minded pursuit of quality and total responsiveness to each customer’s unique needs.
We pride ourselves on solving highly complex technical problems and delivering a level of service far beyond expectations. Our custom solutions are created by becoming fully immersed in each customer's business, goals and vision. Working as an extension of our customers’ workforces, our collaborative, value engineering approach is evident in each step of every project.
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