Norfox News

Norfox at NACD Fly)in
May 16, 2023

The Norfox team headed to Washington, DC last week for the annual NACD Washington Fly-In. This year the NACD Fly-In took place May 10-11, 2023. It was great meeting with members of Congress and discussing important policy goals. We are thankful to Congresswoman Grace Napolitano for taking time to meet with us.

Norfox at NYSCC Supplier's Day
May 09, 2023

The Norfox Team attended the NYSCC Supplier's Day Trade Show in New York last week. The NYSCC Supplier's Day Show is the largest show dedicated to product development. This year it took place from May 2-3, 2023. We got great insight on new trends in renewal and wellness for the Personal Care Industry that we will put to good use. Of course, meeting with our customers and suppliers was the highlight of our stay. We look forward to another successful show next year!

Welcome, Steve to the Norfox Team!
April 28, 2023

Steve Choi joins the Norman, Fox & Co. team and is new to the Chemical Industry.  Steve was born in Brooklyn, New York but was raised in Los Angeles.  He attended high school in Burbank, California and is a graduate of California State University of Northridge where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Business Administration in Finance.  Steve’s parents have been married for over 50 years and reside in Victorville, California.  He has 3 sisters and 1 brother all of whom live in California except 1 sister who lives in New York.

Steve worked for a white label technology-based formulation, development and manufacturing company specializing in CBD known as Concept Matrix Solutions.  He was part of the Business Development team and also, managed the production of the cutting-edge pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.  Prior to Concept Matrix Solutions, Steve was employed in the insurance and entertainment industries.

Steve is a die-hard Dodgers fan.  Since he grew up down the street from Dodgers Stadium, he has followed the team as long as he can remember.  When he was a kid, he would walk to Dodgers Stadium regularly to collect autographs after each game from his favorite Dodger players.  Steve is an avid sports enthusiast and follows most LA teams.

Good things come in threes! Welcome, Ashley Yan!
April 26, 2023

We are happy to announce that Ashley Yan has joined our Sales Team as our third new Account Manager!

Ashley Yan joins the Norman, Fox & Co. team with 6 years of customer service and sales experience in the packaging industry. Ashley received her undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from the University of California, Riverside and has recently graduated with an MBA from Cal Poly Pomona. Go Highlanders and Broncos!

During Ashley’s time at Labeltronix, she specialized in serving the company’s largest segment of business, wine labels from Napa, California. Prior to joining the Norman Fox team, she helped grow Labeltronix’s portfolio in the pre-mixed spirits segment!

Ashley currently resides in Fullerton with her husband, Franky.  The two of them spend their free time frequenting Disneyland, the gym, and trying new restaurants in Orange County.

Newest Account Manager in Northern California, Mark Ramelb!
April 24, 2023

We would like to welcome our newest Account Manager in Northern California, Mark Ramelb!

Mark Ramelb joins the Norman, Fox & Co. team with more than 8 years of experience in Chemical Sales and Marketing. Mark was born and raised in Santa Clara, California and graduated with a BS in Chemistry at Santa Clara University.  Mark has 1 younger brother who is an IT specialist at Stanford Hospital and his parents reside in Santa Clara, California. Most of his relatives live in Oahu, Hawaii, which is where he spent most of his summers growing up.

Mark worked for a chemical distributor and manufacturer known as Samirian Chemicals in Campbell, CA. Primarily, Samirian Chemicals imported chemicals from Taiwan and China, and sold to customers in North America. Mark did help the company expand its presence globally and sold into South America and Europe as well.

Mark enjoys watching sports (primarily basketball and football), going to the movies, golfing, working out, and playing with his mini golden doodle. In addition, Mark is a foodie and will try a new restaurant every weekend. Lastly, Mark is a die hard fan of the San Francisco 49ers, his favorite basketball player is Dwayne Wade, and his greatest of all-time favorite music artist is Drake.

Welcome to the Norfox Sales Team, Jose!
April 18, 2023

Jose Villegas joins the Norman, Fox & Co. team with more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry, most of which was on the east coast.  After so many years on the east coast, Jose is happy to be back home in Southern California.  Jose grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, where he received a BA in Communications with a Minor in Marketing.  Jose has 9 brothers and sisters, all of whom live in California, including his 86-year-old mother.  He is father to 3 boys, one in college and twin high school seniors.

Jose started his career in chemicals selling liquid processing pumps for a small company in Upland, CA.  One of his customers was Ashland Chemical, who hired him in 1997 as a Sales Representative.  This opportunity landed him in South Florida.  In 2006, Jose was hired by Brenntag and moved to Atlanta, GA. In 2011, Jose took the role of Corporate Accounts Manager at Burlington Chemical, a specialty surfactant manufacturer. For the next 11 years, Jose covered 13 states in the southeast selling into various industries.  Prior to joining Norman Fox, Jose was a Corporate Accounts Manager at Advanced Chemical Logistics, a chemical distributor based in Texas. 

Jose likes the outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and playing golf.  Jose is a big fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, Kings and Rams.  After living in Atlanta for so long, he admits he has a place in his heart for the Atlanta Braves and Falcons.  

Norman Fox in San Antonio
March 28, 2023

Steve Halpin, President, and Vickie Madore, Director of Purchasing, attended the AFPM International Petrochemical Conference from March 26-28, 2023 in San Antonio, TX. The conference brought in industry leaders to talk about issues the petrochemical industry is facing politically, economically, and environmentally. Our executive team enjoyed spending quality time with petrochemical companies from across the globe.

Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future
March 23, 2023

Our EHS&S Manager, Chris Abrenica, attended the 25th California Unified Program Annual (CUPA) Training Conference held March 20-23 in Anaheim, CA. The CUPA Training Conference presented by the California CUPA Forum is an annual compliance training for regulators and focuses on hazardous waste/tier permitting, California accidental release prevention, hazardous materials business plans and much more. This year's theme was "honoring the past, embracing the future." 

POC 2023
March 06, 2023

After 3 years, we are finally back at the Palm & Lauric Oils Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition (POC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This great networking event is hosted by Bursa Malaysia Derivatives. The event also serves as a forum to discuss topics such as supply and demand of major edible oils as well as market trends and trade possibilities.

Years of Dedication
December 16, 2022

Norman, Fox & Company is pleased to annouce this year's 7th Annual Don O'Shea Employee of the Year Award to our Warehouse/Shipping Manager, Erik Chavez. Erik has shown great leadership and dedication throughout his years at Norman Fox. The Norfox Team is really appreciative of all the outstanding work that he does. 

Giving Thanks
November 18, 2022

Part of Norman, Fox & Co.'s mission is "our commitment to our employees and customers, the environment, and the communities where we live and work." In following our commitment to help the community where we live and work, we conducted a food drive within our facility as a way for our employees to give back during the Thanksgiving season. All items were donated to the Shepherd's Pantry in Glendora, CA.

Remembering a Traiblazer
September 09, 2022

The Norfox family is saddened to announce that Pauline (Polly) Oyer passed at the age of 93.  Polly worked for Norman, Fox & Company from 1974 to 1994. Originally hired as a secretary, she went into sales when a position opened.  Polly was a celebrity in the marketplace for being the only woman salesperson in the industry at that time and quickly proved her capabilities.

We honor Polly not only for her contributions to Norman, Fox & Co, but also as a trailblazer for women salespeople in the chemical industry.

Norman Fox and Nouryon Partner in Home Care and I&I
January 21, 2022

Norman Fox is pleased to announce the partnership with Nouryon to distribute their Cleaning Line which includes specialized surfactants and polymers.   Nouryon and Norman Fox have aligned core values in striving to offer greener and more sustainable products.  The product offering includes a variety of EPA Safer Choice and Direct Release products for the Home Care and I&I markets.

Norman Fox recognized as Good Corporate Citizen
September 21, 2021

The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts have recognized Norman Fox as Good Corporate Citizen. The Sanitation Districts recognize companies that discharge individual wastewater that met and often exceeded strict requirements for protection of public health and the enviroment.

Supplier Partner Wins National Award
June 24, 2021

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.

Winners include:

  • 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. 


Celebrating NACD's 50th Year
June 01, 2021

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.

Norman, Fox & Company Turns 50
May 05, 2021

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. 

Employee of the Year
December 17, 2020

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.

Sales Leaders
February 13, 2020

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.

Norfox Exhibits at Personal Care Show in Long Beach
October 04, 2019

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 highligth was the hundreds of customers who paid a visit to our booth and the SCC After Party attended by the Sales Team.

Remembering Don O'Shea
July 10, 2019

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


Cali SCC Dinner Dance 2019
June 03, 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 Supplier's Day
May 17, 2019

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.

NACD Fly-In 2019
May 03, 2019

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.

Norman, Fox & Co. Authorized ExxonMobil Distributor
March 27, 2019



Palm Oil Conference - SE Asia
March 05, 2019

During the week of March 4, 2019, Steve Halpin, President and Jason Huang, Import Purchasing Manager, travelled to Kula 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.

Norfox Partnership with SNF
December 10, 2018

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.

Employee of the Year
December 04, 2018

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.

Norman Fox partner Akzo Nobel changes name to Nouryon
December 04, 2018

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. 

Norfox Exhibits at SWSCC in Dallas
September 24, 2018

Norman, Fox and 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.

Congresswoman Visits Norfox for Open House
August 31, 2018

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 elelction.

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.


Norfox Sends Team to NYSCC
June 14, 2018

Norman Fox was well represented this year at the annual NYSCC Suppliers' Day in New York City on May 15 and 16, 2018. NYSCC Suppliers' Day serves as one of the most important events on the industry calendar in North America. It attracts thousands of the leading players in the market and has become the showcase for the latest innovations, on top of being an excellent networking opportunity.

Members of the Norfox Personal Care Team were busy, attended training on new lines such as Salvona and Galactic. We also worked the trade show booth for Galactic as NYSCC 2018 was the North American kick-off for their Personal Care Line. It was also a good time to catch up with other suppliers from around the world. 


Galactic Partnership
June 06, 2018

Norman, Fox & Co. is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership on the West Coast with Galactic. With over 20 years in existence, Galactic is a leading supplier of natural solutions for such markets as Personal Care, Food, Agriculture and CASE. Their wide variety of fermentation products supports such platforms as food safety, green/biodegradable chemistries, and improved nutrition and well-being.

Our focus with Galactic starts with Personal Care. These technologies have been proven at their Brussels Innovation Campus and with their customers in the European market. Most products are ECOCERT and COSMOS certified. 

We look forward to sharing the Galactic story with you. Contact your Norman Fox Account Manager for more details.

NACD Washington DC Fly-In
April 26, 2018

Norman Fox's Steve Halpin and Chris Abrenica attend the NACD annual Washington DC Fly-In to discuss issues important to the Chemical Distribution Industry. Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA 32nd District) takes the time to discuss issues such as STEM education and Rail Reform.

Norman Fox Partnership with Salvona
February 05, 2018

Norman, Fox & Company is excited to announce our exclusive distributorship arrangement with Salvona for the 11 Western States and Texas.  Headquartered in Hamilton, New Jersey, Salvona manufactures encapsulated actives for cosmetic, hair care, skin care and pharmaceutical applications.  Their unique technologies carry the tradenames of MultiSal®, HydroSal® and SalSphere®.  Each unique (and often patented) encapsulated technology gives enhanced performance, maximized stability, and works to control release targets and triggers of active ingredients.  Salvona is committed to creating new technology and Norman Fox will promote these technologies in the robust personal care space we call home.



Norman Fox announces exclusive partnership with Colonial Chemical, Inc
December 19, 2017

Norfox® is pleased to be named West Coast Distributor for Colonial Chemical, Inc., headquartered in South Pittsburg, TN. Colonial is a Specialty Chemical Manufacturer with a strong presence in Personal Care (PC). They look to us to bolster their presence in the PC market and to help them grow in focus markets such as Car Care and HI&I. The exclusive partnership includes the States of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. We look forward to tremendous success with the Colonial product line.

Employee of the Year
December 19, 2017

The Norman Fox family congratulates Chris Abrenica on being the recipient of this year's Don O'Shea Employee of the Year Award. This award is given to the Norman Fox employee who has demonstrated exceptional effort and dedication throughout the year. Chris has worked for Norman Fox for over nine years as EHS&S Manager ensuring our company meets regulatory and EH&S compliance. Thank you, Chris, for you dedicated service.

SCC Suppliers' Day
December 19, 2017

From October 25-26, 2017, the Norfox® Sales Team exhibited at the biennial Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Suppliers' Day Show in Long Beach, CA. This event hosted over 300 booths and brought in people from all over the Personal Care Industry. This year, Norman Fox introduced several new specialty supplier partners including Colonial Chemical, Inc., Kao Chemicals Europe, SNF, and Galactic. Our team enjoyed networking with current and potential customers and is looking forward to fostering new business opportunities.

NACD ChemEdge
August 22, 2017

On August 16-17, 2017 our EHS&S Manager, Chris Abrenica, and Operations Manager, Daniel Alvarado, attended NACD's ChemEdge in Nashville. ChemEdge is an annual conference and trade show for the chemical distribution industry. It provides training and education on issues important to our industry including environment, health, safety, & security, regulatory compliance and transportation.

The event offered an opportunity to stay up to date on the legislative and regulatory changes and help ensure companies are compliant with the various regulations. In addition to receiving training from industry experts, the event also allows companies to interact with representatives from regulatory agencies such as the DEA, DHS, FBI and FMCSA.

Hard Work Pays Off
July 26, 2017

Norman, Fox & Company is pleased to announce that Margarita Gomez-Nadin, Account Manager, has been elected President of Beauty Industry West. By selecting Margarita, the trade organization members recognize her for her volunteerism and commitment to promoting West Coast Personal Care business trends.

In addition, we congratulate and thank Eve Tousignant of Paklab for her past Presidency and support of BIW.

Stay tuned to Norfox News for updates on the upcoming BIW event and speaker schedule.

Expanding Our Horizons
June 27, 2017

We are excited to announce that Huntsman's Performance Products Division has appointed Norman, Fox & Co. as the exclusive distributor for its agrochemical specialty product portfolio on the West Coast. As of July 1, 2017, Norman Fox will distribute to California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The agrochemical specialty product brands include TERSPERSE® dispersants, TERWET® wetting agents, TERMIX® tank mix adjuvants, JEFFSOLAG® solvents and TERMUL® emulsifiers.

NYSCC 2017
June 13, 2017

From May 1-3, 2017, Steve Halpin, President; Laura Morrisson, Sales and Marketing Director; and Nick Paras, Account Manager - Corporate Accounts, attended the NY Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers' Day at the Javits Center in New York City. The Norfox team met with current and potential suppliers while learning about new trends in the Personal Care market space.

This year's NYSCC Suppliers' Day brought 8,752 attendees from 27 countries around the world making it the largest event to date. This annual event hosted leading manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of raw materials and ingredients as well as thousands of cosmetic chemists and R&D professionals involved in ingredient/strategic sourcing, formulation experts, and marketing/sales strategists.


The Car Wash Show 2017
April 14, 2017

April 4-6 2017, Chuck Hulsey and Brendan Donnellan from Norman Fox's Sales Team attended The Car Wash Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual show is sponsored by the International Car Wash Association . It was the first time Norman, Fox & Co. had attended the show.

The Car Wash Show brings together the leaders, innovators and decision makers of the professional car wash and fast lube industries. It is the largest gathering of car wash suppliers in the world. Representing car wash equipment, supplies, and professional services, the show is a one-stop-shop for all car wash business needs. 

Nearly 400 exhibitors, more than 8,100 attendees, and more than 70 educational sessions made this year's show the best attended in 10 years. The main topic of discussion revolved around the growing 21st Century threat: cyber security. To present such hot topic was Keynote Speaker Governor Tom Ridge, First Secretary of Homeland Security, Former Governor of Pennsylvania, President/CEO, Ridge Global & Partner, Ridge Schmidt Cyber, who discussed the evolution of cyber security strategy and diplomacy. It was not only a great place for Norman, Fox & Co. to visit and meet with current customers but also an excellent opportunity to meet with potential customers from all over the United States.


2017 Palm Oil Conference
March 15, 2017

During the week of March 6, 2017, the Norman Fox team of Steve Halpin, President; Laura Morrisson, Director of Sales & Marketing; and Jason Huang, Purchasing Manager - Imports, attended the 28th annual Palm Oil Conference (POC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was Norman Fox's fifth POC conference.

2017 is a significant year since it marks the 100-year anniversary of Malaysia's commitment to commercial palm planting and oil processing. The conference is designed to promote Southeast Asia Palm Oil and its derivatives. Topics include: sustainable growing and harvesting practices, responsible exports, and plans for expansion to cover the increasing global demand for edible oils. Turnout was strong with approximately 2500 registrants and an additional 2500 people meeting to share views on the palm oil business landscape.


Down the Rabbit Hole
February 17, 2017

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists celebrated its annual SCC Dinner Gala at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim. This year's theme revolved around the wonderful tale of Alice in Wonderland.

Norman, Fox & Co. had over 25 guests in attendance including customers Steve Miller and Sufian from Gabel's, Ali Aybane from Maintex as well as customers from Blue Cross Labs, Jacem Healthy Products, Developlus, and Bluefield & Associates. Norman, Fox & Co. also had the honor of sponsoring the famous Rabbit Hole that led guests to the Grand Ballroom. Once inside, guests had the pleasure of experiencing "Wonderland" with the beautiful d├ęcor, delicious food and various rounds of bingo.

It was definitely a timeless event fit for a fairytale!

Norman, Fox & Co. would like to thank our Personal Care Account Manager, Margarita Gomez-Nadin, for helping in this great event. Margarita Gomez-Nadin was part of the SCC Dinner Dance committee coordinating the delivery and packaging of the popular gift bags at our Industry headquarters and later, distributing the 500 gift bags to attendees.

Celebrating 45 Years of Dedication
December 03, 2016

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Norman, Fox & Co. celebrated its annual Christmas Party at the Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills, CA. This year’s celebration was more special because it was combined with Don O’Shea’s Retirement Celebration. Many Norman Fox customers were also in attendance to honor Don.  It was a night full of laughter, memories, and entertainment.

Don O’Shea began working at Norman, Fox & Co. since its inception in 1971 as the company’s first employee. He has worked for Norman, Fox & Co. for over 45 years becoming a very reputable Account Manager.  His dedication and charisma have garnered him much love and appreciation amongst Norman Fox & Co.’s employees and customers.

The major highlight of the night was a special presentation that included anecdotes from Don’s colleagues, a roast about his retirement, and a video about his service with the company.  Another major highlight was the inaugural “Don O’Shea Employee of the Year Award” in honor of Don’s dedicated service to Norman, Fox & Co. The first recipient of this award was Dale Greenough, Plant Manager, who has worked with Norman, Fox & Co. for over 37 years.

The celebration concluded with a speech from Norman, Fox & Co.’s President, Steve Halpin followed by live music and dancing.

The Norman Fox Family wishes Don a happy retirement!

Lung Force 5K Walk
November 20, 2016

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  On November 20, 2016, Norman Fox & Co. participated in the American Lung Association sponsored annual Lung Force 5K Walk.  Lung Force is a group within the America Lung Association created to spread awareness about lung diseases including cancer.  

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women in the U.S. and can affect anyone. This disease has touched the Norman, Fox & Co. family personally through Laura Morrisson, Norman, Fox & Co’s Sales & Marketing Director.  Laura’s spouse, Pam Lawrence, was diagnosed with lung cancer in late 2014 and has been successfully fighting ever since. Just like Pam, who says, “this fight will not get me down, I have too much to do on this Earth”, we too can contribute so much to bring awareness to this cause.  For the second consecutive year, Norman, Fox & Co. participated on Team Pam’s Puffers. The team raised over $13,000 to help fund research to advance lung health. Last year was no exception, as Pam’s Puffers team was awarded #1 Fundraising Friends & Family Team and Team FORCE with over 70 participants (largest Team).

45th Annual NACD Meeting
November 14, 2016

During the week of November 14, 2016, Norman, Fox & Co. participated in the 45th Annual NACD Meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The NACD Meeting had near record attendance of over 650 registrants. The meeting brought together market leaders, customers and colleagues of the chemical distribution industry to discuss topics such as business performance, cyber-security and regulatory challenges.   The 2016 Presidential election was a hot topic as several political talks were given including Keynote Speaker, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives.