Kemira acquires Soto Industries

Kemira has acquired certain assets of Soto Industries, LLC, a privately-owned company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

Soto specializes in the application of scalecontrol products, defoamers and settling agents for the pulp and paper industry. Kemira is a leading chemicals supplier serving the global pulp and paper industry.

“The Soto Industries, LLC acquisition is another example of Kemira’s dedication to the pulp and paper industry as well as Kemira’s commitment to execute our global growth strategy via continued investment into our Paper segment,” says Billy Ford, SVP, Paper segment, Americas. The transaction price was not disclosed.

Kemira recently celebrated 25 years without a lost time accident at its site in Marietta, GA. “This is a milestone very few manufacturing sites anywhere in the world can claim,” said plant manager Joey Garman. Of the 68 employees, 19 have been at Marietta for the full 25 years.

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