WASHINGTON — In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the 2021 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the generation and use of hazardous substances. This year’s winners have developed new and innovative green chemistry technologies that provide solutions to significant environmental challenges, and spur innovation and economic development.
- Colonial Chemical, Tennessee, for developing environmentally friendly, high performing Suga®Boost surfactants. Many surfactants used in traditional cleaners are made from petroleum-based materials and can be highly toxic. SugaBoost surfactants are plant-based, biodegradable, generate no air emissions or wastewater discharges, and don’t contain known carcinogens or endocrine disruptors. They perform as well or better than toxic, energy-intensive petroleum-based surfactants, creating the potential to yield huge environmental improvements in the cleaning industry.
Whether you serve the food and pharmaceutical, personal care, agricultural, industrial or other markets, NACD is a strong voice supporting your company and the chemical distribution industry. Norman, Fox & Co. was delighted to help celebrate NACD’s 50 years of leadership and advocacy at the closing bell ceremony in front of the New York Stock Exchange today.
In May 1971, Herb Norman and Fred Fox partnered to start Norman Fox & Company, and their first hire was Don O’Shea. Over these 50 years the commitment from our management to the marketplace has always been great customer service. Starting as a small soap manufacturer in Vernon, CA, Norman, Fox & Company has grown to become the top regional distributor in the Western United States. We are forever grateful to our employees, customers and supplier partners who have contributed to our success. Together we have created something very special. We look forward to serving you and our communities to make our next 50 years the best yet.
This year's Don O'Shea Employee of the Year Award goes to both Pamela Rowell and Cristina Orozco from our Customer Service Team. Norman, Fox & Co. would like to thank you for your dedication and hard-work especially during these trying times.
Congratulations to Linda Killian and Brendan Donnellan for earning the top awards at the 2020 Sales Meeting. We appreciate the dedication, hard work and leadership they demonstrate everyday on the behalf of Norman, Fox & Company.
Another successful Cali SCC Suppliers' Day show is in the books. Norman Fox's Sales Team and Management exhibited at the early October show along with key suppliers: Salvona and Galactic.
The purpose of the show was to highlight new capabilities and trends for the Personal Care market. We were also marking the debut of our newest Account Manager, Rose Santos, who specializes in Personal Care.
The highlight was the hundreds of customers who paid a visit to our booth and the SCC After Party attended by the Sales Team.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Don O'Shea, one of Norman Fox's most beloved members.
In 1971, Herb Norman and Fred Fox founded Norman Fox and Don joined as the very first employee. He was employed with Norman Fox for 45 years and spent almost his entire life dedicated to this company. A legend in the marketplace, Don knew all his customers and they loved him. In fact, anyone who talked to Don couldn't help but like him. A friend, mentor and father-figure to many, Don was an extraordinary person. All of us at Norman, Fox & Co. will forever be grateful for his lifetime of service, his charisma, and most of all, his genuine heart.
Don O'Shea is survived by Steve Greenough, Dale Greenough, Daryl Greenough and family, Dana Capanash and family, Dawn Vargas, John Vargas, Ryan Vargas, Marcus Vargas and family, Lauren Mandry and family, Lindsey Greenough and family, and Julie Yniguez and family.
April 10, 1939 - July 9, 2019
The annual California SCC Dinner Dance was held on May 18, 2019 at the Hyatt Huntington Beach. This year’s theme was Rio Nights. The vibrant colors, the live entertainment and the great conversation definitely brought the Brazilian flair to the event. Norman Fox invited Westwood Labs, FMK Labs, Blue Cross Labs, and SNF to join us in taking part in this splendid event. Our thanks go to the Cali SCC Team for another terrific event.
NYSCC - Javits Center, New York City, May 7-8, 2019
Norman, Fox & Company Management attended the 2-day NYSCC Supplier's Day. During the event, the team met with key suppliers including SNF, Colonial Chemical, Salvona, Nouryon, Kao Chemicals Europe, Miwon and Galactic. Interesting trends such as the Power of Oat Oil, Kombucha Anti-Aging Face Masks, Plant Derived Bio-Engineered Collagen and CBD Products were on full display.
On May 1 and 2, 2019, over 300 members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) went to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to talk to members of Congress and their staff about issues important to our industry. These issues include long-term renewal of CFATS (Anti-Terrorism Measures for Chemical Facilities), Drive Safe Act (addressing truck driver shortage), Chinese Tariffs, Railroad Oversight and STEM Education. Steve Halpin, President, and Laura Morrisson, Director of Sales, had productive meetings with Rep. Grace Napolitano, Rep. Norma Torres, Rep. Katie Porter, and Sen. Kamala Harris. The overall reaction was positive and the representatives are committed to helping us on our issues.