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.
During the week of March 4, 2019, Steve Halpin, President and Jason Huang, Import Purchasing Manager, travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the world-renowned Palm Oil and Lauric Oil Conference (POC). It is the seventh time Norman, Fox & Company has attended the conference. During the multi-day conference, Norfox was able to meet with key supplier partners from the region including Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, to learn about market outlooks for 2019.
The conference is organized by Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (BHD) and is attended by a global audience from over 50 countries.
Norman, Fox & Company is pleased to announce our exclusive distributor partnership with SNF Holding Company on Personal Care. SNF, headquartered in Andreziuex, France, is a leading global producer of water-soluble polymers. Their Personal Care offering includes a wide range of polymers including rheology modifiers, thickeners and film formers. They have an exciting line of inverse-emulsion polymers. Since SNF is backward integrated in the most strategic monomers they provide the best quality supply at fair prices. We look forward to sharing this product line with our customers.
Norman, Fox & Co. held its annual Christmas Party at the Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills on Saturday, December 1, 2018. This marked the third year of the Don O'Shea Employee of the Year Award. Norman Fox is happy to honor Adeline Coker as this year's Don O'Shea Employee of the year Award recipient. The Norfox family wants to thank Adeline for all her hard work, helpfulness, and dedication throughout the year.
Akzo Nobel recently sold its Specialty Chemicals Group to the Carlyle Group and GIC. The new entity is being called Nouryon. Charlie W. Shaver has been named the new CEO.
Nouryon will keep their branded chelates under Dissolvine® tradename. Please contact your Norman Fox Account Manager with any questions or comments.
Norman, Fox & Company held our public debut at Suppliers' Day SWSCC show at the Irving Convention Center in the Dallas metro area. A steady stream of Personal Care professionals learned about our unique portfolio. Salvona was featured as our focus supplier partner and did demonstrations on their encapsulated active technologies.
Norman, Fox & Company was honored to host Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano and her staff for an Open House on August 30, 2018, at the Industry facility. Congresswoman Napolitano (D-CA 32nd District) addressed Norfox employees and customers who do business in the San Gabriel Valley. Key issues included trade and transportation policy, mental health programs and the 2018 mid-term election.
We are grateful to the Congresswoman and staff for her continued support to our community.
The NACD (National Association of Chemical Distributors) was helpful in planning the event. Layla Soberanis of NACD also attended.