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  • ChemPoint Announces Distribution Agreement with Tomlin Scientific, Inc. for Tomlith™ Lithium Greases

    11 Jul 2016

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – July 11, 2016 –ChemPoint.com, Inc. (“ChemPoint”), a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR), and a leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Tomlin Scientific, Inc (“TSI”), a premiere manufacturer of custom formulated heavy duty industrial greases and other MRO solutions, to carry their Tomlith line of lithium complex and lithium 12-hydroxy greases. Under the agreement, effective July 1, 2016, ChemPoint will manage order placement, fulfillment, and technical support for Tomlith general, specialty, and automotive greases.

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  • ANGUS and Univar Announce U.S. Distribution Agreement for Nitroalkanes and Specialty Additive Products

    06 Jul 2016

    DOWNERS GROVE and BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – July 6, 2016 – ANGUS Chemical Company and Univar USA Inc. (“Univar USA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), announced today that they have entered into a new distribution agreement, effective July 1, 2016. Under the agreement, Univar will distribute ANGUS’ complete line of nitroalkanes and specialty additive products sold into a number of U.S. markets, including paint and coatings; personal care; adhesives and sealants; household, industrial and institutional cleaning; inks; rubber; oil and gas; and water treatment.

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  • Univar Environmental Sciences Expands into Wildlife Control with Acquisition of Wildlife Management Supplies

    05 Jul 2016

    AUSTIN, Texas – July 5, 2016 – Univar Environmental Sciences, a business unit of Univar USA Inc., announced today it has acquired the assets of Wildlife Management Supplies (WMS) from Rollins Wildlife Services, Inc. The acquisition of WMS, a premier wildlife control retailer in the U.S. since 1989, expands the scope of wildlife control products available for distribution by Univar to a broad base of governmental and professional customers across the U.S.

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  • Univar Inc. to Report 2016 Second Quarter Financial Results on August 9

    05 Jul 2016

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – July 5, 2016 – Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”) announced today it plans to report financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

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  • Univar Expands Agreement with Dow for Distribution of Personal Care Ingredients into Central and Eastern Europe

    01 Jul 2016

    LONDON – July 1, 2016 – Univar, a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today it has expanded its long-standing European distribution agreement for The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) personal care ingredients to now include Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. The newly signed agreement, which is effective July 1, 2016, extends Univar's distribution rights the full range of Dow’s legacy personal care specialty ingredients into Eastern Europe.

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  • Univar Opens New Personal Care Technical Excellence Center in Versailles

    30 Jun 2016

    PARIS – June 30, 2016 – Univar, a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today the opening of a new technical excellence center dedicated to servicing customers in the personal care industry across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The laboratory and technical development center is located in Versailles, France, on the campus of ISIPCA, a leading institution for post-graduate studies in perfume, cosmetics, and food flavor formulation.

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  • Univar Receives Decision from Canadian Tax Court on Previously Disclosed Dispute

    24 Jun 2016

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – June 24, 2016 – As previously disclosed in the Company’s public financial statements, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) and province of Alberta issued assessments for taxes and interest directly related to certain restructuring activities associated with the 2007 acquisition of Univar by investment funds advised by CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”). The taxes and interest assessed related to these matters aggregate to $85.1 million (USD) at current exchange rates. The tax positions taken are unrelated to any of Univar’s operating activities and are solely associated with the 2007 acquisition by CVC. The Company has previously filed its objections to the assessments. In June 2015, these matters were litigated in the Tax Court of Canada.

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  • Univar Inc. Elects Daniel Doheny to Board of Directors

    02 Jun 2016

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – June 2, 2016 – Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that Daniel P. Doheny, Chairman of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, LLC, has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors and will serve on the Board’s Audit Committee.

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  • Univar’s ChemCare Waste Management Service Awarded OSHA’s Highest Certification for Exemplary Safety and Health Management

    19 May 2016

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – May 19, 2016 – As a leading global distributor of chemicals and related services, safety is the foundation for all aspects of Univar’s operations around the world – from the safe transport, storage and disposal of products, and safe working conditions, to protecting employees, customers, suppliers, and the environment.

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  • Univar Canada Announces Combination of Future Transfer, BlueStar Distribution, and Fort Storage under the Future Transfer™ Brand

    09 May 2016

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba and TILLSONBURG, Ontario – May 9, 2016 – Univar Canada Ltd. (“Univar Canada”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR), announced today it is uniting the recently acquired Future Transfer Co. Inc.; BlueStar Distribution Inc.; and BDI Distribution West Inc. businesses with Univar’s Fort Storage division to create a focused single source for warehousing, logistics, and production services.

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