7 April, 2014

Producers Chemical Helps Local High School

7 April, 2014

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."

07 August, 2013

Message from Roger Harris, president, Producers Chemical

07 August, 2013
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.

16 July, 2013


07 March, 2015

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.

Chris Jones has been promoted to assistant warehouse manager. In this role, Jones will be assisting the warehouse manager to ensure complete customer satisfaction including timely deliveries of all specified products. As with Mroczkowski, urgency in meeting customer needs will also be Jones' prime focus. Jones will also be responsible for maintaining appropriate stock levels for packaging processes and he will be processing in and outbound product shipments.

"Both Mroczkowski and Jones, in their years of service with the company, have demonstrated proficiency in building relationships that engage our customers,” said Roger Harris, president, Producers Chemical Company. "We look forward to even greater success with their contributions in helping the company continue to serve our customers in the best way possible.”

Producers Chemical Company, Inc. was founded in 1963 as a full-service distributor, providing industrial chemicals and related services. Producers Chemical Company is a founding member of The Chemical Distribution Network, which is a network of 21 independent chemical distributors across the country formed to better serve both customers and suppliers. In addition to offering a wide variety of industrial chemicals and solvents, the company maintains a strong commitment to the responsible distribution of their products as well as the safe removal of hazardous waste. Producers Chemical Company is a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors and is fully compliant with the Responsible Distribution Process.

09 January 2012

Congressman Hultgren Tours Producers Chemical Company

09 January 2012

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.

Responsible Distribution is NACD's mandatory environmental, health, safety and security program that has resulted in NACD members being 80% safer than non-NACD members in the entire industry.

"It was an honor to host Congressman Hultgren at our chemical distribution facility today," said Mr. Harris. "We are particularly interested in his work in Congress as a member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. I am proud that Mr. Hultgren supports the work of chemical distributors like Producers Chemical Company as a critical component of the nation's economy."

Producers Chemical Company is a family-owned distributor of industrial chemicals, both liquid and dry, including solvents, acids, and alcohols as well as laboratory and reagent grade chemicals. As a chemical distributor in the Chicago land area, including northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and northwestern Indiana, Producers is proud to deliver necessary chemical products to businesses, schools, contractors and local government municipalities. Producers Chemical Company is a member in good standing of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).

NACD and its over 400 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain, providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every six seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For additional information on our members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at

13 September 2011

Producers Chemical President Elected to Waubonsee Foundation Board

13 September 2011

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.

Active throughout the community, Harris sits on the board of directors for St. Charles Bank and Trust and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. "I firmly believe in giving back to the communities in which I and company employees live and work," Harris said.

At the meeting, the Waubonsee Foundation also re-elected several of its current directors, including Penny Cameron, former Kane County Board Member; Gerard Dempsey, Chairman/CEO of Batavia Enterprises, Inc.; Andy Faville, CEO/President of the Falex Corporation; Stan Free, Castle Bank Regional President; Dr. Diane Homan, Vice President of Quality for Rush-Copley Medical Center; Dr. Thomas Huberty, retired president of Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, S.C.; and Jim Rhoades, Sales Representative for Kelmscott Communications.

The foundation also re-elected its offices for the upcoming 2011-12 year, with Penny Cameron serving as president; Jerry Palmer, retired Vice President and General Manager for Caterpillar, Inc. - Wheel Loaders and Excavators Division, serving as vice president; and Mike Ochsenschlager, Senior Vice President of Wine Sergi Insurance, serving as secretary/treasurer.

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to obtain funding for scholarships and provide educational opportunities and services to students and citizens of Waubonsee's district. For information, contact Kathy Richards, director of Fund Development, at (630) 466 - 7900, ext. 2316.