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MFG Chemical Presents Succession Planning Panel at Specialty & Agro Chemicals America, September 6, Charleston, SC


MFG Chemical, a global leader in specialty and custom chemical
manufacturing, will lead a panel, entitled, "Family-Owned to Private
Equity: Succession Planning Case Study" on Thursday, September 6 at the
upcoming Specialty & Agro Chemicals America in Charleston, South

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CEO Keith Arnold of MFG Chemical to join Panel on Succession Planning for Family-Owned Companies, Se ...

CEO Keith Arnold of MFG Chemical to join Panel on Succession Planning for Family-Owned Companies, September 6 at Specialty & Agro Chemicals America, Charleston, SC. (Photo: Business Wire)

According to Conference Organizer Tom Leahy, "Many of the attendees at
this trade show come from family-owned chemical companies who are
currently or will soon be facing issues of succession planning for their
future growth. MFG Chemical's successful experience in this area should
be very helpful to many of the attendees. MFG will discuss the personal
experiences and perspectives of company CEO, Keith Arnold, founding
family member and Board Member Dr. Tom Kasser, and Platte River Equity
Managing Director, Kris Whalen. The Panel will be moderated by Paul
Turgeon, who is an independent Board Director of MFG."

MFG Chemical was founded in 1981 by Charles Gavin III, serving the needs
of the carpet and textiles industry around Dalton, Georgia. Looking to
the company's future, Mr. Gavin brought Platte River Equity into the
picture in 2017 to recapitalize and formulate a plan for strategic,
long-term growth. Since that time, MFG has promoted Keith Arnold to CEO,
enhanced manufacturing capabilities through its recent acquisition in
Pasadena, Texas, the company's 4th chemical plant, and has
catapulted into one of the world's largest consumers of maleic anhydride
and producers of sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinates (DOSS), among many other
chemistries and reactions.

CEO Keith Arnold commented, "We are pleased to share our experiences in
the succession planning area. We will also be exhibiting at this
Conference and look forward to meeting with many current and potential
new customers at MFG booth #415."

About MFG Chemical

MFG Chemical is a leading specialty and custom chemical manufacturer for
a variety of global markets, including agriculture, asphalt, graphic
arts, lubricants, mining, oilfield, paints & coatings, personal care,
pulp & paper and water treatment. The company operates four
manufacturing facilities with world-class product development
capabilities in Northwest Georgia and Pasadena, Texas. In addition, the
company recently received two SOCMA Awards for plant safety and has
achieved ISO 9001-2015 Certification. For more information, visit

About Chemicals America

The Chemicals America events are uniquely designed to bring together
buyers and suppliers of specialty chemical materials, custom & toll
chemical manufacturing, process equipment, formulations and related
contract services for the specialty chemical, agrochemical and
industrial chemical markets. Specialty & Agro Chemicals America has
taken place annually in Charleston, South Carolina each September since
2012. The new Specialty & Custom Chemicals America will run annually in
Fort Worth, Texas starting February 2019.

Our Chemicals America events feature multiple networking opportunities
around meals and receptions, as well as industry trends conference
presentations and a manageable exhibit floor plan. Both of our trade
shows welcome global attendees, while the exhibition component
exclusively showcases those companies with operations based in North
America. Over the course of the 3-day show, our aim is to provide a
first-class business experience, for which other events often charge
double or triple the cost.

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