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ILWU and PMA Reach Agreement on West Coast Ports Contract

On Tuesday February 17th  the President sent US Labor Secretary Tom Perez to deliver an ultimatum to the PMA and ILWU – come to an agreement by Friday or move the negotiations to Washington DC.   This apparently worked because on February 21st  word came out that a 5 year contract had been approved by the spokespeople […]

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Acme-Hardesty Achieves Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certification via Mass Balance

Blue Bell, PA. (February 24, 2015) – Acme-Hardesty, Co., a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc. — and one of the largest distributors of RSPO-certified palm products, castor oils and derivatives, and preservatives — today announced that it has achieved RSPO Mass Balance Supply Chain Certification, guaranteeing that all Acme-Hardesty U.S.-based facilities have met […]

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West Coast Ports on Verge of Gridlock

The negotiations between the ILWU and the PMA started last May, almost two months before the contract expired on July 1.  This contract affects 20,000 West Coast port workers.  In August the two sides reached a tentative deal on the significant issue of health benefits, and there was virtually no other news of progress until […]

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West Coast ILWU Contract Negotiations Heating Up

After a few months with very little word on the negotiations between the ILWU and the PMA, today you can’t find a logistics publication that is NOT talking about what’s happening now, and showing pictures of trucks lined up waiting hours and hours to pick up containers, and the vessels themselves lined up across the […]

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West Coast ILWU Contract – Finally Some News

If you’re wondering why our news on the West Coast ILWU contract negotiations hasn’t been updated since July, there’s a good reason.  It’s because there has been very little substantive news on these talks since then. These negotiations have been going on now for almost 5 months, but not consistently.  There have been “breaks” and […]

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Acme-Hardesty Earns Biobased Product Certifications in the USDA BioPreferred® Program

Do you want your product to qualify for USDA BioPreferred® status and/or to be eligible for the Federal Preferred Purchasing Program?   Then make it from one of our certified biobased ingredients. We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that Acme-Hardesty Co., has been awarded the right to use the USDA Certified Biobased Product label […]

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West Coast ILWU Contract Negotiations Update

The negotiations between the ILWU and their employers have been ongoing since May 12, and there have been no significant public comments from either side about the status of the talks.  On July 1 the current contract expired without incident, until July 8 when the Teamsters Union began picketing two terminals at the LA Port […]

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Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. Selects Acme-Hardesty as North American Distribution partner

Elevance Concert™ GC-350 Grease Processing Aid Launched to Meet Demand for Improved Performance and Sustainability Elevance Concert™ GC-350, a grease processing aid that will be distributed in North America by Acme-Hardesty, Co., one of the largest distributors of renewable products into lubricants and greases. “Elevance Concert™ GC-350 is the newest addition to a growing portfolio […]

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The West Coast ILWU Contract Expires July 1st

Just about a year ago we published the last in a series of news stories about the negotiations of the East and Gulf Coast Longshoremen’s contracts. It took more than five months to reach agreement on the new contract, which will expire on September 30, 2018. The lengthy negotiations had many shippers and carriers preparing for work disruptions or even a strike which would have wreaked havoc on supply chains and resulted in shortages and delayed deliveries of many finished goods and raw materials in the US.

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The Bio-Based PEGS are Here!

PEGS are another group of products with an incredibly long list of uses and applications from industrial uses to food and pharma, and everything in between. “PEG” is for PolyEthylene Glycol, and is always followed by a number which notes the average molecular weight. Acme-Hardesty is pleased to announce that we can now provide you with PEG 200, PEG 300, PEG 400 and PEG 600, initially in industrial grades only.

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