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MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, February 1, 2018 - Buckman is announcing a global price adjustment on select pulp and paper product lines effective March 1, 2018, or as contracts allow. The price increase will be 10 to 25 percent, dependent on geographic location and products and services sold. In some areas increases may be higher where exchange-rate-based adjustments are necessary.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, January 2, 2018 – Buckman announced today the appointment of Christine Staples as Global Vice President of their Water Division.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, November 29, 2017 – Buckman has entered into a strategic alliance with Engro Corporation, through its digital business arm Engro Digital, to deliver process and reliability optimization to utilities and industries. The partnership will focus on developing apps on Predix, GE’s application development platform for the Industrial Internet that was purpose-built to meet the scale, complexity, speed and security requirements of industry. Engro has already partnered with GE Digital to leverage Predix for developing Digital Industrial Solutions.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, October 3, 2017 – Buckman is pleased to announce the acquisition of CiDRA Chemical Management Inc. (CCMI). On September 30, Buckman took ownership of CCMI’s outstanding stock, a wholly owned subsidiary of Connecticut-based technology innovation leader CiDRA Holdings Inc. For the last 20 years, CiDRA has made a name for itself in the manufacturing and processing arena by creating new tech-and-data driven measurement and management solutions for commercial markets, such as mining, oil and gas and genetic laboratories.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, APRIL 20, 2017 – Buckman would like to congratulate Eduardo Scabuzzo on winning the Edward Weiss Memorial Award for 2016. The Ed Weiss Award is a merit award given annually to a Buckman associate whose individual endeavors over the previous 12 months have had an extraordinary impact on the company’s regional and global efforts in the leather industry.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, January 31, 2017 – Buckman announced it has sold a portion of its water treatment business to Triwater Holdings subsidiary Klenzoid Canada, Inc., an industrial water treatment company based in Mississauga, Ontario.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, January 23, 2017 –Buckman today announced that Steven B. Buckman, President/CEO, will retire effective April 28, 2017. Steve has led the company’s nine global operating companies for more than 16 years. Junai Maharaj, currently Managing Director of Buckman Europe, Middle East and Africa, will become the CEO of Buckman effective April 28, 2017.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, October 19, 2016 – Buckman announced a price adjustment on select product lines effective November 15, 2016. The price increase will be 2 to 6 percent, dependent on geographic location and products and services sold. In some areas increases may be higher where exchange rate based adjustments are necessary.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, May 23, 2016 – Solenis LLC and Buckman Laboratories, Inc. announced today the resolution of a pending lawsuit filed by Buckman in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patent for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids. As a result of the settlement, Solenis has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to Buckman. Under the royalty-bearing license agreement, Buckman, a producer of products for the biofuels marketplace, will become an authorized licensee in the United States and Canada of Solenis technology that enhances the efficiency of corn oil extraction in the corn-to-ethanol process.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, May 17, 2016 – Buckman, global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, announced the promotion of Brad Walden as Vice President, Global Supply Chain. He will have the primary responsibility of establishing the policies and strategies for the company’s global supply chain.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, Nov. 12, 2015 – Buckman announced this month that Buckman Asia was recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices at the Singapore Sustainability Awards (SSA). Buckman was one of 10 organizations to receive the annual award from the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), and received its award in the Sustainable Business Awards category.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, Oct. 1, 2015 – Buckman would like to congratulate José Carlos Pivello on winning the Edward Weiss Memorial Award earlier this year. The Ed Weiss Award is a merit award given annually to a Buckman associate whose individual endeavors over the previous 12 months have had an extraordinary impact on the company’s regional and global efforts in the leather industry.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, Sept. 1, 2015 – This year is a special one for Buckman, as it marks the company's 70th anniversary. Buckman is a privately held, global specialty chemical company serving customers all over the world in the pulp and paper, water treatment and leather-making industries. Buckman's global headquarters is in Memphis, Tenn., situated on the same spot as the original building, which opened in 1945, on the corner of North McLean Blvd. and Chelsea.

MEMPHIS, TN, USA, August, 2015 – Buckman has announced it has merged its Europe, Middle East and Southern Africa leather business into one leather division. Effective immediately, the division will be led by Elton Hurlow, formerly Global Market Development Manager - Leather with Buckman International in Memphis, Tenn. Hurlow will relocate to Europe as soon as possible.

MEMPHIS, TN, USA, April 13, 2015 - Buckman has announced that its Southern Cone General Manager Carmen Rodrigues will retire in July 2015, and Paulo Beltrão will assume leadership of this region. Rodrigues has been with Buckman for 33 years, 16 of which she spent as the Southern Cone GM. After making a tremendous contribution to the business and a significant impact on the Southern Cone organization and its people, she is now retiring to enjoy time with her family and friends.

MEMPHIS, TN, USA, March 13, 2015

BuckmanCares Day Celebrates the Spirit of Giving Worldwide

This month, Buckman celebrated its fifth annual BuckmanCares Day in Buckman offices all over the globe. The festivities included special presentations and videos, associate recognition ceremonies, and special service projects at some of the Buckman locations.

Buckman continues to climb the ranks each year, now ranking 16th nationwide

MEMPHIS, TN, USA, February 26, 2015 – Buckman announced today it was ranked 16th in Training Magazine's Training Top 125. Buckman, which is the highest ranked company headquartered in Tennessee and the only company in the specialty chemical business, has made the list for the past 13 years, and is taking its place in the elite Top 25 for the second year in a row.

Maximyze® Development Team Recognized

MEMPHIS, TN, USA, October 9, 2014 – Buckman is proud to announce that the Maximyze® Development Team has been awarded a 2014 Innovation Award by Memphis Business Quarterly (MBQ). The award was given in recognition of our enzymatic technologies enabling a more sustainable way to produce paper and paper products.

MEMPHIS, TN, USA, January 28, 2014 – Buckman today announced that Kathy Buckman Gibson has been named President and Chief Operating Officer for Buckman International. In assuming her new position, Buckman Gibson will step away from her role as Chairman of the Board of Buckman, a position she has held since 2000. Assuming the Chairman's role will be Buckman board member Otto Heissenberger, Jr.

Memphis, TN, USA (April 26, 2013) – Buckman Chairman Kathy Buckman Gibson was presented today with the Legends Award from the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis. The award was presented at the Foundation’s Annual Tribute Luncheon.

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