Peninsula Polymers awarded exclusive rights with WPC Technologies.

Leawood, KS, July 19, 2021– Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce exclusive distribution rights for WPC Technologies’ product line into Wisconsin and Minnesota, effective August 1, 2021.

Peninsula Polymers has steadily grown with WPC and strengthened their strategic alliance over the past eight years.   This latest move in Wisconsin and Minnesota gives Peninsula exclusive rights to distribute WPC’s products in all geographies that they serve.  

“In 2012, WPC granted us the opportunity to represent them as a distributor in four states in the Central region.  Getting to this point, where we are now their exclusive distributor in the Central, Midwest, East and Southeast Regions, is a testimonial to our team’s performance and speaks volumes about our success in the field and the progression of our partnership with WPC,” said Ken Menzel, Director of Supplier Relations.

“Peninsula hit the ground running in Wisconsin and Minnesota at the beginning of this year in the middle of unprecedented market times.  It was an easy decision to consolidate our efforts and award them exclusive rights in the territory,” said Laura Klein, Vice President of Sales, WPC Technologies.   “We feel confident that this focused approach is the best way to serve our valued customers and are excited about our continued expansion with Peninsula.”

About WPC Technologies

WPC Technologies is recognized as a driving force in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for the coating industry – leading the way in corrosion and stain inhibitive technology. Established in 1974 and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WPC Technologies is driven to provide high performance, high quality products and is committed to meeting the complex demands of the coatings’ industry.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 30 years.  

With sixteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers Introduces New Customer Portal for 24/7 Data Access.

Leawood, KS, February 8, 2021 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is excited to announce the implementation of a Customer Portal to provide customers with on demand online access to account, product and order information. 

Peninsula Polymers has continuously evolved their online presence and invested in digital tools to enhance its customers’ experience.   Most recently, they have partnered with Datacor to deliver a fully functional portal to support and accelerate day to day interactions with their customers.  Customers can place orders outside of business hours and streamline common tasks with 24/7 access to all of their data.   

“Our goal is to be ahead of the curve in terms of providing the information our customers want to see, when they want to see it,” said Ken Moran, President.   “We view the Customer Portal as a great first step to achieving that objective and also to demonstrate to our strategic suppliers that Peninsula is committed to serving our mutual customer base in a superior manner.”

Customers may contact their respective seller or customer service representative to set up Customer Portal access or go to penpoly.com and select Customer Portal from the main menu. 

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 30 years.  

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers continues to grow with WPC Technologies.

Leawood, KS, January 11, 2021 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce expanded recognition for WPC Technologies’ product line into Wisconsin and Minnesota, effective immediately.

“It is extremely rewarding and a great testimony to our team when a key supplier recognizes our performance with additional territory,” said Ken Menzel, Director of Supplier Relations.   “We have steadily grown our mutual businesses and demonstrated our dedication and hard work to WPC.  We are excited to introduce their products to our valued customer base in the Wisconsin and Minnesota markets.”

“Peninsula has continued to impress us with their professionalism and tenacity in the territories where they represent our line”, said Laura Klein, Vice President of Sales, WPC Technologies.    “It was a natural progression and easy decision for us to expand with them into new geography and we are looking forward to a mutually successful start in 2021.”

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About WPC Technologies

WPC Technologies is recognized as a driving force in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for the coating industry – leading the way in corrosion and stain inhibitive technology. Established in 1974 and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WPC Technologies is driven to provide high performance, high quality products and is committed to meeting the complex demands of the coatings’ industry.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 30 years.  

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers announces national relationship with Southeastern Performance Minerals, LLC.

Leawood, KS, January 4, 2021 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to represent the products of Southeastern Performance Minerals, LLC (SEPM) throughout the United States, effective immediately. 

Peninsula Polymers has been selling minerals in the SE for decades.   The partnership with SEPM allows Peninsula to leverage their regional expertise into new territories.     “We are always looking for ways to evolve as a full service and valued supplier to our customer base”, said Ken Menzel, Director of Marketing/Supplier Relations.    “Expanding our reach with SEPM is a great addition to our national product portfolio to help accomplish that objective” 

“We have been looking for a partner to help us grow our business outside of the southeast and Peninsula’s strategic US positioning and seasoned sales team offered the perfect solution.” said Mike Brezina, Director of Marketing and Technical Support.  “We have been especially impressed the energy and enthusiasm Peninsula has shown and are looking forward to hitting the ground running in 2021.”

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 30 years.  

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

About Southeastern Performance Minerals

Based in Sandersville, Georgia, SEPM produces a large family of muscovite mica products, including wet ground, dry ground, micronized and flake muscovite mica products, along with a newly developed line of calcined mica products.  SEPM also produces Kaolin products at a Dearing, Georgia facility for Ceramic and Specialty filler applications. 

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Arkema announces Peninsula Polymers as their distributor for Coatex products

Effective September 1, 2019, Peninsula Polymers Inc. will be the distributor for Coatex products for Coatings, Adhesives/Sealants, Sealants and Inks sold under, Coapur™, Rheotech™, Viscoatex™, Thixol™, Polyphobe™, Ecodis™ and Coadis™ trade names, in the following States: CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, Ml, ND, NE, NJ, NH, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TX, VT, VA, WI, WV.

After a rigorous evaluation process recognizing Peninsula Polymer’s strong US network and proven ability to support customers at the technical level with dedicated application labs and focused technical sellers, Peninsula Polymers will help Coatex meet your needs for years to come.

We are working very closely with everyone involved to ensure uninterrupted and reliable supply. Representatives from Peninsula Polymers will be reaching out to you shortly. Should you wish to speak with someone from Peninsula Polymers, please feel free to contact Ken Menzel at 616-826-1887 or at [email protected] penpoly.com. Our objective is to make the transition as seamless as possible.

As a consequence, Univar Solutions (formerly Nexeo Solutions) will no longer be an authorized distributor for Coatex products in the US.

Coatex remains committed to providing you with a reliable supply of high quality products as well as excellent customer service and technical support. As always, your continued business is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Robert R. Ballard                                                                                     Ryan Merritt
Vice President of Sales and Marketing                                               Business Manager

Peninsula Polymers to be primary distributor for CRAYVALLAC® Additives from Arkema in the Southwestern United States

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective October 1, 2019, Peninsula Polymers will be the primary distributor for CRAYVALLAC® Additives from Arkema in the Southwestern United States.

We have been a long-time distributor for Arkema products and work hard to provide superior service and support for their lines.   As Arkema makes strategic changes in the representation for their products in the Southwest, we are excited to be recognized as their primary distributor for the CRAYVALLAC® line of products in your area.

For questions, please contact Ken Menzel, Director Supplier Relations at 616-826-1887.

Peninsula Polymers welcomes Eric Chong as West Coast Account Manager. 

Leawood, KS, July 22, 2019 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that Eric Chong has joined our sales team as Account Manager covering California, Arizona, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Eric comes to us with over 10 years of sales and technical experience augmented by his degree in Chemistry.  He is a native of Southern California and will fill a vital role for us in the geography.  “I think I am most excited about Eric’s level of enthusiasm and his strong desire to get started working with the customers,” said Steve Graney, VP of Sales.   “Eric’s high energy and technical expertise along with the tenure of Jim Steinert, our West Coast Business Manager is a winning combination.  It will allow us to truly strengthen our west coast presence which is a strategic priority for the company.”

 

Eric will be working with customers in the west coast effective immediately.

 

About Peninsula Polymers

 

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.  With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

 

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers welcomes Dwayne Michaels as Account Manager/UV Specialist.

Leawood, KS, April 15, 2019 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that Dwayne Michaels has joined our sales team.  Dwayne will cover accounts in the Carolinas as well as serve as UV Technical Lead.

Dwayne has been working in the industry for the past 26 years and has been specializing in energy curable coatings, inks and Adhesives/Sealants since 2004.    His tenure and expertise align with Peninsula’s strategy to ensure the most technically adept sales representation for customers and supplier partners.  “Dwayne’s leadership with UV technologies will help us focus and grow this product line,” said Steve Graney, Vice President of Sales. “We are excited to have him as an instant contributor to our sales team.”

Dwayne will start working with customers in the Carolinas effective immediately.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers announces extension of long term National relationship with Hexion, Inc.

Leawood, KS, March 1, 2019 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that they have extended their long-standing distribution relationship with Hexion, Inc. across the United States.

Peninsula has been successfully distributing Hexion products to the North American market since 2005. “We are honored that Hexion has awarded us the privilege to continue to represent them nationally and look forward to working hard to demonstrate stability and superior customer service for their line,” said Ken Moran, President. “Our strategic partnership with Hexion has served both companies well over the past 14 years and provides a continuity for our mutual customer base moving into 2019 and beyond.”

“The Peninsula sales team is seasoned and proficient with our products”, said Adam Houseman, Distribution Manager, Hexion Americas. “We are proud to have them continue to represent us with the professionalism and technical expertise that they have always exhibited to our valued customer base”.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

About Hexion
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com/epoxy

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected]

Peninsula Polymers welcomes Kip Peterson as Senior Account Manager, New England

Leawood, KS, November 15, 2018 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that Kip Peterson has joined our sales team. Kip is based out of Attleboro, Massachusetts and will cover the New England territory.

Kip has been serving in sales and technical related positions in the chemical distribution business on the east coast since 1999. He brings a wealth of experience to the Peninsula sales team. “Kip’s knowledge of the industry and his history in the New England area will bring value to our customer base”, said Steve Graney, Vice President of Sales. “We have been looking for an exceptional candidate to provide coverage in this strategic geography and are excited that Kip is with us to fulfill this role”.

Kip will start working with customers in the territory effective immediately.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].