Sea-Land Chemical Co. Wins Employee Ownership Award

June 28, 2016

Sea-Land Chemical Co. has been awarded the 2016 Employee Ownership Company of the Year award by the Ohio Employee Ownership Center. The award celebrates a company that has demonstrated excellence in employee ownership through Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the award.

“We are thrilled to receive this honor,” said Joe Clayton, president. “We firmly believe that our 35+ years of employee ownership, combined with a robust work culture that fosters excellence, has enabled us to develop into a stronger, more successful company.”

Sea-Land Chemical Co. is a specialty chemical distributor focusing on the lubricants; household, industrial and institutional cleaners; coatings and adhesives and rubber and plastics industries. The firm has one of the highest employee retention rates in the chemical industry. The average number of years of service among its senior executives is more than 20, while most mid-level employees have been with the firm for 10 years or more.

In addition to its Westlake-based operations, Sea-Land Chemical Co. has two subsidiaries that serve Canada and Europe. It also owns SLC Testing Services, a lubricants testing division that helps customers to improve its bench testing of new products.