Michelman has announced that Corrugated Chemicals, Inc. will now be responsible for all sales and distribution responsibilities for Michelman’s line of branded paper coatings in the Midwest, Central, South, Southeastern, and Eastern United States.
Corrugated Chemicals is headquartered in Knoxville, TN , and will assume all sales, billing, on-demand distribution and customer service responsibilities for Michelman’s existing paper coating customers in their new territory. A sales and service hotline will be maintained directly through Michelman for immediate product information and technical inquiries.
With a wide variety of coating related products and services available to corrugators and sheet plants, Corrugated Chemicals is able to deliver full mixed truck loads of products, reducing overall costs to its customers. The company manages these benefits with a proprietary program called LOADS (Logistics Ordering and Delivery System). Through LOADS, customers are able to order many different but related products with one phone call, reducing paperwork, number of transactions, incoming shipments and freight costs, while optimizing inventory levels.
“We’re excited about our new expanded distribution area, and feel that our LOADS program will allow us to better understand customer’s needs in the territory, and service them more quickly and efficiently” said Mr. Tony Shoemaker, National Sales Manager, at Corrugated Chemicals. “We will also be able to provide Michelman very timely customer feedback, allowing them to focus on continued development of innovative and cost effective coating solutions.”
Mr. Bruce Berglund, Sales Manager for the Americas at Michelman commented, “Our expanded partnership with CCI is going to create a very distinct advantage for our customers. The new Michelman/CCI team approach will allow Michelman to intensify its focus on developing new and innovative coating technologies. New coating technologies will in turn give the corrugators and plants we work with the tools they need to grow and expand into new markets, and ultimately take advantage of new sales opportunities.”
About Corrugated Chemicals
Corrugated Chemicals is a manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals to the corrugated packaging industry. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, CCI offers a wide range of products including anti-skid coatings, biocides, cleaners, defoamers, adhesives, lubricants, penetrants, resins, carrier starches, and additives. With its broad line of products and services, and through its proprietary LOADS (Logistics, Ordering and Distribution System) Program, CCI has helped its customers reduce overall cost through inventory monitoring and control, lower freight and transportation costs, and less required paperwork. CCI is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise and can help companies achieve their goals for minority purchases.
Michelman is a global manufacturer of performance-enhancing barrier, functional, and decorative coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated boxes; and additives and modifiers for many industries including coatings, inks, composites, and construction products. They have been helping companies innovate and expand into new markets around the globe since creating the first repulpable water-based coating for the corrugated industry in 1963.
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