History

AMERICHEM TIMELINE
1941

The Caldwell Co. founded - sold additives and pigments to the rubber industry

1953

Richard H. (Dick) Juve joined the company and later became Owner, CEO and Chairman.

1959

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio plant established; company name changed to “Americhem”

1963

International sales began

1982

Richard C. (Rick) Juve joined the company and later became CEO and Chairman.

1994

Expanded global manufacturing with the addition of the Manchester, UK plant

1995

The first 6 manufacturing plants became ISO 9001 certified

2006

Expanded global manufacturing with the addition of the Suzhou, China plant

2008

Expansion and renovation of World HQ and central R&D

2010

Mark C. Juve joined the company initiating 3rd generation family ownership.

2012

Acquired polymer composites manufacturer Infinity Compounding; located in Swedesboro, NJ

2014

Acquired LTL Color Compounders and merges them with Infinity Compounding to create Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds (now Americhem Engineered Compounds)

2014

Americhem Suzhou plant expansion, doubled size and capacity

2016

Acquired Vi-Chem Corp.; located in Grand Rapids, MI

2017

Matthew (Matt) Hellstern joined as CEO supporting the company’s accelerated growth into new markets and geographies.

2018

 Acquired Prescient Color Ltd.; located in Pune, India (now Americhem Polymers India Private Limited)

2020

Americhem Engineered Compounds 60,000 sq. ft. plant expansion with isolated 20,000 sq. ft. “Clean Compounding” room that will house up to six new compounding lines

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.

About Americhem

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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