CHEMICAL SECURITY SAFEGUARDING FACILITIES

| October 30, 2018

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Chemical manufactures across the country transform raw materials into products that are critical to the everyday health and welfare of our Nation. Because of their critical role in the U.S. economy, and our responsibility to employees and our communities, chemical security is a top priority for ACC and its members.

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Coogee Chemicals

Proudly Australian and family owned, a diversified chemicals manufacturer specialising in bulk liquid storage with dedicated logistics networks for a range of dangerous and non-dangerous goods. We have built our reputation on the ability to identify and pursue unique market opportunities where we can add value through the experience, capability, and technical expertise of our people. Our core business of chemical manufacture is principally around industrial feedstock products. The Coogee business includes: * Chemical manufacture at Kwinana and Kemerton in Western Australia, Laverton in Victoria, Brisbane and Mt Isa in Queensland, and in Malaysia. * Shore-side tank terminal facilities across Australia.

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