American Chemistry: The Cornerstone of Our Economy

| September 29, 2017

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Chemicals are particularly vital to U.S. manufacturing. The growth of domestic natural gas production has boosted the manufacturing sector both as an operational fuel and as a feedstock for various processes and/or the chemicals manufacturers need. In turn, manufacturing sector creates jobs and economic growth. ACC from earlier this year. Natural gas continues to play a starring role in our nation’s energy story, revitalizing the chemistry industry and spurring manufacturing growth. Just yesterday, Royal Dutch Shell announced that Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC has taken the final investment decision to build a major petrochemical complex.

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MFG Chemical Incorporated is privately held and has been in business for over 30 years. The MFG Chemical Corporate Office at Kimberly Park is located in North Georgia with three manufacturing sites and a Technical Center. MFG has an established record in the development and manufacture of a range of chemicals including Polymers, Surfactants, Esters, and other Specialty Chemicals. MFG has an extensive number of reactors in three plant facilities. Our reactors range from pilot to 6500 gallons and are available in Stainless, Glass lined Steel and Hastelloy.

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