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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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Typhoon Haiyan

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Philippines as they begin the road to recovery after the devastation of typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones to make landfall. Although it is too soon to know for certain, estimates are that the casualties will run in the thousands.

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Acme-Hardesty Is Now C-Tpat Certified!

As we all know, the world changed forever on September 11, 2001. Between then and 2003, our Government created many new agencies, and reorganized existing ones under the new Department of Homeland Security in an effort to prevent terrorism from ever occurring on US soil again.

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Announcing the Grand Opening of the Acme-Hardesty Online Store!

We are delighted to announce the Grand Opening of the Acme-Hardesty Online Store! For the first time in our 71 year history, we are pleased to offer a number of our most popular products for sale online.

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Commodities and Currencies

The US Dollar, along with supply and demand, are the components that have the biggest impact on commodity pricing. The US Dollar Index softened a bit to 81.44 and one Euro is worth $1.33. One US Dollar now gets 64.5 Rupees, 3.30 Malaysian Ringgits and 6.12 Chinese Yuans. Some recent reports indicate an end to the Dollar rally, but it isn’t over until it’s over!

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Living Up To Our Green Heritage

As a longtime and trusted marketer of primarily vegetable-based products, Acme-Hardesty is always searching for new products that are derived from renewable, sustainable and natural sources for our customers just like our palm-based fatty acids, and our bulk castor oil and castor derivatives. As we all know, virtually every market is seeking green, more earth-friendly alternatives. In everything from personal care products and cosmetics to lubricants and greases, these attributes are important.

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Special Report June 25, 2013

The monsoon rains are in full swing in India, a few weeks earlier than usual. Unfortunately, they were also the heaviest in 80 years by some estimates. In the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in northern India, where Hindu shrines and temples are built high in the mountains attracting many pilgrims and tourists, they proved deadly.

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