Chemico Named Company of the Year by Michigan Chronicle

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Chemical management firm receives recognition at Eighth Annual ‘Legacy in Motion’ Newsmakers Gala

Adding to its impressive lineup of recent award wins, ChemicoMays (Chemico), a Michigan-based chemical management firm, has been named Michigan Chronicle’s Company of the Year. The award, given to only two outstanding companies each year, was presented at the 2014 Legacy in Motion Newsmakers Gala on Saturday, November 22, in Detroit.

“I was surprised and excited at the same time [upon hearing the good news],” said Leon C. Richardson, Chemico’s CEO. “We think this honor from the Michigan Chronicle is a strong confirmation of our mission to add value to our customers’ supply chain, add meaningful purpose to the lives of our employees and associates, and create a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We set out every day to accomplish our mission and goals. So, when we get such awards, it lets us know that we’re on the right track.”

The publication’s Company of the Year award was presented to Chemico in recognition of its dedication to Detroit, commitment to client satisfaction and notable evolution in recent years.

“ChemicoMays exemplifies a progressive company that places great value on its services, employees, customers and ways of empowering the community,” said Hiram E. Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle. “Since its inception 25 years ago, the company has stayed true to its mission, which has resulted in tremendous growth throughout North America and beyond. The visionary who drives the mission and goals of ChemicoMays is Leon C. Richardson, an extraordinary president and CEO with clear focus and strong determination on how to best elevate his company and employees.”

After nearly 25 years of continued success, Chemico is relentlessly focused on growth. The company is currently in the process of augmenting its business verticals to further support its current customers and facilitate growth. In addition to total management of the chemical lifecycle, Chemico is preparing to provide enhanced services including comprehensive facilities management and waste management. The company will also expand its “green” product lineup and eco-focused solutions for clients. To date, Chemico has significantly reduced the carbon footprint of several Fortune 500 companies through chemical management services alone.

In its eighth year, the annual gala celebrates individuals and companies that have made a difference in metro Detroit. Other honorees expected at the event include Roy Roberts and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, each of whom will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award; General Motors and Warren Evans, both slated to receive Newsmaker of the Year awards: Bishop Edgar Vann of Second Ebenezer Church, who is this year’s Community Spirit Award recipient and Evette Hollins, who will receive the Rising Star award.

About Chemico, LLC
Chemico specializes in providing an integrated solution for the chemical lifecycle – from sourcing and procurement, to lean hands-on management, through environmentally conscious disposal. Founded in 1989, the organization has continued to experience positive growth year over year since its inception. Chemico serves customers across a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, biotech and pharmaceuticals. The company operates more than 50 sites throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Chemico’s past and current customers include General Motors, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, Eaton, Toyota, Boeing, Amgen, Delphi and Honeywell. For more information, visit http://www.chemico.com.

About Legacy in Motion Newsmakers Gala
Legacy in Motion is one of metropolitan Detroit’s premier events that celebrates individuals who have made outstanding community contributions. Attended by movers, shakers and area newsmakers – from senior level executives and political officials to community stakeholders – Legacy in Motion recognizes and celebrates the top urban achievers of the year in an Academy Awards-style format. The program is designed to honor those who live and work to improve the economic, political and social landscape of Detroit.

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