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  • Carl J. Lukach Joins Univar as Chief Financial Officer

    26 Nov 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – November 26, 2014 – Univar, a global leader in the distribution of chemistry and related services, today announced the appointment of Carl J. Lukach as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lukach’s appointment follows the recent announcement that D. Beatty D’Alessandro will be leaving Univar as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on Dec. 8, 2014.

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  • Univar Expands in Brazil Market with Acquisition of D’Altomare Química Ltda.

    03 Nov 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. and SÃO PAULO, Brazil – November 3, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, announced today it has acquired D'Altomare Química Ltda., a Brazilian distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, through Univar Brasil Ltda. The acquired business will be combined with Univar’s Brazil operations.

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  • Marco Antonio Quirino Named President of Univar Latin America

    16 Sep 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 16, 2014 – Marco Antonio Quirino has been named President of Univar Latin America, effective September 1. The announcement was made by David Flitman, Chief Operating Officer and President of Univar USA and Latin America, to whom Quirino now reports.

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  • Univar Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Evonik Personal Care Products in the Northeast U.S.

    15 Sep 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 15, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, announced that it has reached an agreement with Evonik Corporation to become the exclusive distributor for Evonik personal care products in the Northeastern United States. Evonik will continue to sell their silicone-based products directly.

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  • Univar Opens New Oil & Gas Facility in North Dakota

    01 Jul 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 1, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, held a grand opening ceremony on June 30 for a new, permanent facility in Dickinson, N.D., to support its oil and gas business in the Williston Basin. The ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility featured remarks by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Univar’s President of Oil & Gas and Mining, Chris Oversby, and Dickinson City Commissioner Carson Steiner.

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  • Univar Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

    27 Jun 2014

    Downers Grove, Ill., June 27, 2014 – Univar Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The total number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. The proposed offering is expected to commence subject to the review process of the SEC, and subject to market and other conditions.

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  • Univar Sponsors National Chemistry Competition

    18 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 18, 2014 – Univar, a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, will serve as a sponsor of the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® (YBTC) competition – a question-and-answer academic competition for students in the 5th through 8th grades, focused on chemistry and general science.


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  • Univar and P&G Chemicals Form First GFSI/BRC-Certified Supply Chain for Glycerin

    17 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 17, 2014 – Univar USA Inc. and P&G Chemicals announce that they are able to offer customers a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-certified domestic supply chain for the packaging and manufacturing of glycerin in the United States. This comes as Univar receives its first GFSI certification against the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Issue 6 for Manufacturing standard for its facility in Bedford Park, IL with a Grade A. GFSI certified operations recognize companies and facilities which meet the rigorous quality standards in their operations.

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  • Univar’s ChemCare Waste Management Service Recognized for Safety Excellence in Houston

    17 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 16, 2014 – ChemCare®, the innovative waste management service from Univar USA Inc., was recently recognized for outstanding safety performance at its Houston operations as the winner of the 2014 Contractor Safety Excellence Award from the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) and the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC). ChemCare was nominated for their overall safety programs and performance on-site managed services for waste management and disposal.

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  • Univar Breaks Ground on New Oil & Gas Facility in Elmendorf, Texas

    09 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 9, 2014 – Univar Inc., a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, broke ground on a new 52,000-square-foot facility on 12 acres of land in Elmendorf, Texas, in a ceremony on May 20. The facility, located in the Alamo Junction Rail Park, is currently under construction, and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.

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