Producers Chemical Helps Local High School

April 7, 2014 (Sugar Grove, Ill.) – Producers Chemical Company recently donated methanol to aid in a project that has helped a group from Shepard High School become finalists in a national contest. The Crestwood, Illinois school participated in a solar biodiesel project in partnership with the Crestwood Public Works. If the group is chosen as contest winners they will travel to the White House.

The project, led by teacher Brian Sievers, was to construct a solar powered biodiesel converter to provide biodiesel to the community of Crestwood. The project was constructed at the Crestwood Public Works Center. The goal of the project was to convert used cooking oil into vehicle-friendly biodiesel. The project was completely solar powered, using the sun’s energy to heat the oil. The team’s intention was to leave as small of a carbon footprint as possible. Producers Chemical donated methanol and potassium hydroxide to help with the project.

Sievers entered the project into the national contest: Siemens We Can Change the World High School Challenge. The project has been chosen as a finalist, and the winners will be announced later this month.

"This is a unique and exciting project and Producers was excited to help by donating some of the materials needed," said Roger Harris, President, Producers Chemical. "We believe it's a valuable lesson they're teaching their students, and are proud to support this project. We congratulate Mr. Sievers and the students from Shepard on being finalists in the Siemens Challenge."

The project has also gained local news coverage including:

CBS News Video

Southtown Star

Message from Roger Harris, president, Producers Chemical

This year, Producers Chemical is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. As we celebrate this milestone, I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your business through the years. Without our loyal customers, we would not be celebrating this achievement.

The company was founded in Aurora, Illinois in 1963, with the goal of providing industrial chemicals and related services throughout northern Illinois. Over the years, the company relocated twice in order to better serve the growing needs of its customers, moving to Batavia in 1967, and to its current location in Sugar Grove last year. The new facility has more than 50,000 square feet, indoor product storage, state-of-the-art safety features and eight truck docks.

Producers is still a family-owned and operated business and continues to operate on its founding premise of ability to adapt its product line and services to meet the unique and changing needs of our customers. We hope we have served you well through the years and we hope to continue our partnership for the next 50 years.


July 2, 2013 (Sugar Grove, Ill.) – Producers Chemical Company today announced the promotion of two long-time employees, Sebastian Mroczkowski and Chris Jones.

Sebastian Mroczkowski has been promoted to operations manager. In his role in this re-invented position, he will be responsible for all aspects of operations. Mroczkowski’s prime focus in this role will be urgency in meeting customer needs. He will be responsible for ensuring the company ships quality products, and he will make sure the processes followed and facility and equipment development and maintenance will allow the company to exceed customer expectations. Additionally, Mroczkowski will be leading the company’s Responsible Distribution along with safety, health, and environmental efforts that are essential in the chemical industry.

Congressman Hultgren Tours Producers Chemical Company

BATAVIA, ILLINOIS, January 5, 2012 - Yesterday, Producers Chemical Company received a visit from U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL).

Producers' employees and leadership team welcomed their U.S. Representative with a tour of the distribution facility. Congressman Hultgren met and spoke with over two dozen employees and executives, including Producers' President and CEO, Roger Harris, and discussed the chemical distribution industry's important role in the Chicagoland regional and national economies. He acknowledged Producers' 40 year history of growth, and expressed appreciation for the effective safety measures undertaken by Producers and NACD through Responsible Distribution.

Producers Chemical President Elected to Waubonsee Foundation Board

SUGAR GROVE, ILLINOIS - At its annual meeting this morning, the Waubonsee community College Foundation elected Roger Harris, President of Producers Chemical Company, to its board of directors. He will serve a three-year term. A resident of Geneva, Harris has spent more than 20 years as a board member for Delnor Community Hospital, which recently merged with Central DuPage Health to become the CDH-Delnor Health System. He has also been a member of the Geneva Lions Club for more than 30 years.

Roger Harris featured in Daily Herald

President of Producers Chemical Company Roger Harris is featured in an article by Christopher Cudworth in the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

Producers Chemical is one of those businesses tucked away in an industrial section of Batavia that few would know about,were it not for the charitable community profile kept by its leader and president, Roger Harris. [Article available at]