Brainerd Joins Omni Chem 136 Alliance

Tulsa, OK // January 1, 2024 // Brainerd Chemical Company, a leading U.S. based chemical manufacturer and hybrid distributor headquartered in Tulsa, OK, has joined the Omni-Chem 136 alliance effective January 1, 2024.

Omni-Chem 136 is the largest global alliance of regional independent chemical distributors working to provide an extensive range of supply chain solutions for both customers and chemical manufacturers throughout the Americas and Europe.

“The Omni-Chem 136 alliance of world class companies offers the blueprint for Brainerd’s evolving and ever-changing focus on the business of chemistry.” says Mathew Brainerd, CEO Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc. “I appreciate the Omni-Chem 136 member companies welcoming the Brainerd team and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves as together we write the next chapter for innovation.”

Fred A. Buehler, Managing Director Omni-Chem 136 commented, “Their [Brainerd Chemical Company] unwavering commitment to innovative customer solutions, safety and responsible distribution aligns with the values of the Omni-Chem alliance. Together we look forward to working alongside Brainerd Chemical to push the boundaries of what is possible through our global alliance of independent chemical distributors.”

About the Omni-Chem 136 Alliance:

With more than 150 locations, 40 million gallons of bulk storage, 8 million square feet of warehousing capacity and 2,400 employees, the Omni-Chem136 alliance has the capability, experience and resources for large scale integrated chemical distribution while at the same time delivering products and services to customers in a flexible, personalized approach, typical of a smaller scale independent distributor. The 16 member companies are globally competitive and locally responsive, offering a diversified range of products and services that touch essentially every segment of the chemical industry from commodity industrial chemicals to specialty ingredients.

About Brainerd Chemical Company

Brainerd Chemical is one of the largest independent providers of chemicals and related services in the continental United States. Brainerd Chemical manufactures, blends, packages and distributes custom industrial chemical products serving a broad array of industries.

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Safety First

Tuttle, OK // June 12, 2024 // Brainerd Chemical Company proactively works to ensure swift emergency response and containment by engaging with local area first responders and emergency management planners to develop relationships, improve communication and amplify first responder facility layout knowledge.

Brainerd Chemicals’ Tuttle facility supplies energy producers and the food safety industry with the chemical products and guidance they need for more efficient, effective, and environmentally responsible operations.

Every Brainerd employee is expected to promote a culture of safety by continuously striving for the safest way forward. And every employee is empowered to stop, review, and improve any process they feel can be made safer. It’s an approach that helps our team foster a positive, healthier environment for our staff, customers, and the communities we live and work in.

Brainerd Chemical strives for open, transparent, and frequent communication with the local, state, and federal organizations taking a proactive approach to responsible operations. “Safety is at the forefront of everything we do,” says Garrett Woodson, Operations/Logistics Manager.

Garrett and his team regularly host a two-hour facility tour and lunch meetings with local emergency management teams. The process helps build invaluable relationships, accelerate communication, and provide first responders with the critical on-site familiarization they need to expedite response times, reduce human risks and help minimize potential environmental damage in the event of an emergency.

Jessica Lane, reporter for the Chickahsa Express-Star learned a lot when she joined the Grady County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for a facility tour. All operations are shut down during the tour, ensuring a safe and comprehensive learning opportunity.

Lane noted that Brainerd Chemical Company has a unique “constant visual” of safe operations. Safety features are engineered into every square foot in the facility such as the sloped floors nearly everywhere the LEPC group walked. Woodson explained that keeping all chemicals off the ground is a priority. Although barely perceptible if not pointed out, sloped floors direct any spilled material towards a retention area where they can be safely remediated.

Overhead, the Brainerd facility has specialized, explosion-proof lighting, as well as highly sensitive sensors able to detect chemical leaks and prevent potential emergencies before they happen. Should a situation occur, a fire suppression system is in place able to provide 21 minutes of continuous flow to quickly knock-down flames.

Integrated physical safety systems are only as effective as the people and culture behind them. At Brainerd, every employee is expected to focus on safety and improve any process in pursuit of a healthier environment for staff, customers, and the neighboring communities.

About Brainerd Chemical Company:

Brainerd Chemical Company is one of the largest independent suppliers of chemicals and related services in the continental United States, manufacturing, blending, packaging and distributing chemical products to a wide variety of industrial sectors.

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Brainerd Chemical Company:  1+ (918) 622-1214

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Brainerd Chemical Company, Chickasha Express News, Grady County LEPC & City of Tuttle Fire Department

Brainerd Brings Family Festival to Tulsa Tough

Tulsa, OK // June 8, 2024 // In partnership with Tulsa Tough, Brainerd Chemical Company presents the first-ever Brainerd Family Festival on Guthrie Green during the FC Tulsa Arts District Criterium bicycle race.

Free and open to everyone, the Brainerd Family Festival on Guthrie Green provides the best seat in the house where families can cool off in the shade while watching the crit race excitement. It’s an extension of how Brainerd puts CARE into action every day through our philanthropic involvement in the communities where we work and live. This event provides a variety of amusements for the whole family to enjoy including face painting, inflatables, yard games, the Saint Francis Bear Clinic, and much more. And, the first 300 Saint Franics Tulsa Tough Kids Race participants receive a free t-shirt.

One of Tulsa’s most beloved traditions, Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, is a unique three-day cycling festival experience for racers, riders, and spectators, all centered in beautiful downtown Tulsa and along the banks of the Arkansas River. The event attracts professional cyclists and cycling enthusiasts from around the world. It’s an amazing event that showcases a wide variety of cycling races, rides and events, encouraging people to have fun and stay active while raising funds for worthy Tulsa causes through the Tulsa Community Foundation.

About Brainerd Chemical Company:

Brainerd Chemical Company is one of the largest independent suppliers of chemicals and related services in the continental United States, manufacturing, blending, packaging and distributing chemical products to a wide variety of industrial sectors.

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Brainerd Chemical Company:  1+ (918) 622-1214

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Brainerd Chemical Partners with Biotech Startup Bioeutectics

Tulsa, OK // May 2, 2024 // Brainerd Chemical company signs manufacturing agreement with Bioeutectics, a biotech startup developing greener industrial solvents with a higher environmental, health, and safety profile.

Brainerd Chemical C.O.O. Neil Morgan commented, “we’re proud of this partnership and our opportunity to lead change from within the chemical industry by championing more innovative and environmentally responsible chemical solutions that our customers want.”

Bio-based and derived from 100% sustainable sources, eutectic solvents benefit the environment and provide versatile, safe, and innovative solutions for a variety of industries. Bioeutectics is currently developing products able to effectively replace ethanol, methanol, acetonitrile, ether, ethylene glycols, propylene glycol, chloroform, dimethyl sulfoxide, turpentine, propanol, ethyl acetate, and amines.

About Brainerd Chemical Company:

Brainerd Chemical Company is one of the largest independent suppliers of chemicals and related services in the continental United States, manufacturing, blending, packaging and distributing chemical products to a wide variety of industrial sectors.

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Brainerd Chemical Company:  1+ (918) 622-1214

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DOT Concentrated Nitric Acid Special Permit Renewed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Washington, D.C., March 7, 2023 – Brainerd Chemical Company, a leading provider of chemical blending, packaging, and transportation services, is proud to announce the fifth renewal of its special permit DOT-SP 14635 by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This significant milestone reaffirms Brainerd’s commitment to safety and compliance in the handling and transportation of hazardous materials.

DOT-SP 14635 permit allows Brainerd to ship drums of concentrated nitric acid on traditional common carriers along with other freight, a practice not commonly permitted due to the hazardous nature of this chemical. With this renewal, Brainerd Chemical Company continues to be the only company in North America drumming concentrated nitric acid, demonstrating the company’s unique capabilities, rigorous safety standards.

“This 5th renewal of our special permit underscores our commitment to giving customers the resources to better manage their supply chain needs.”

Brian Miller, President of Brainerd Chemical Company

Brainerd Chemical Company is committed to innovation with a focus on responsible stewardship. Which is why they pursued this leading packaging technology. When in use, this package design incorporates specialized connectivity for minimal exposure to human contact creating safer solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers.

The special permit is based on rigorous safety standards and protocols established by the Department of Transportation, ensuring that hazardous materials are transported safely and effectively. The renewal process involves a thorough review of the company’s safety records and operational procedures, reaffirming Brainerd’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards in the industry.

For more information about Brainerd Chemical Company and its services, please visit www.brainerdchemical.com.

ABOUT BRAINERD CHEMICAL COMPANY

Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc., based in Tulsa, OK, is a premier provider of chemical products, blending, packaging, and transportation services and recognized as a top 100 U.S. Chemical distributor.

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SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration DOT-SP 14635 (FIFTH REVISION)

Brainerd Chemical Named a 2022 Top Workplace

Tulsa, OK Nov. 21, 2022 // Brainerd Chemical Company, an industry leading chemical manufacturer and hybrid distributor is honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace for the fourth year in a row.

Brainerd Chemical was recognized with the Oklahoma regional award as a top employer within the mid-sized company category (35 to 149 employees) by The Oklahoman, a leading regional media company.

“Being named a Top Workplace for four consecutive years is an incredible achievement that underscores our workforce’s commitment to stewardship.”

– Neil Morgan, COO Brainerd Chemical Company

Brainerd Chemical is proud to represent the chemical manufacturing & distribution industry alongside the diverse range of companies.  We value employee engagement, its impact on performance and how employee feedback provides critical business intelligence that helps our leadership continuously improve health, safety, security, and environmental procedures in every phase of chemical manufacturing, production, service, storage, handling, transportation and disposal.

Award Criteria

The Top Workplace selections were made based on feedback from participating companies’ employees. In the Spring of 2022, Brainerd Chemical staff members were offered an opportunity to complete an anonymous employee engagement survey which polled for feedback on various topics related to job satisfaction and company culture. Response was overwhelming with Brainerd employees completing well beyond the minimum rate of 35% participation to be considered for the Top Workplace award. The results were then compared to other participating companies and ranked accordingly, with the highest-scoring companies receiving Top Workplace designations.

About Brainerd Chemical Company:

Brainerd Chemical specializes in high hazard chemistries and their transportation. More than toll blenders, Brainerd creates, builds and manages specialized manufactured chemistries.

As a hybrid distributor, we’re transforming the industry, supporting clients with faster, safer and more efficient delivery. Our robust rail terminals and bulk storage warehouses are strategically positioned across the U.S. for domestic and international delivery.

For over 64 years, Brainerd has dared to do the challenging work that builds a more sustainable chemical industry.

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Brainerd Chemical Company

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Brainerd Chemical Opens Scooba Facility

SCOOBA, MS // May 25, 2022 // Brainerd Chemical Company, a leading U.S. based chemical manufacturer and hybrid distributor headquartered in Tulsa, OK, opens a new production, storage and distribution facility in Scooba, MS.

Brainerd Chemical Company expands capabilities across the Gulf Coast. The Scooba Mississippi facility supports customers by providing more nimble supply response with on-site production, custom packaging, storage and hybrid distribution via direct rail access or bulk transport.

“It’s a strong advantage that offers our customers efficient hybrid delivery options throughout southeastern United States and our gulf coast.” extolled President Brian Miller.

Brainerd Chemical markets a diversified line of specialty and industrial chemicals for a variety of applications, including aerospace, mining, energy production, animal health, food and beverage safety, paint & coatings, metal finishing, as well as water treatment solutions for a variety of applications. 

About Brainerd Chemical Company:  Brainerd Chemical safely provides hazardous chemical solutions serving our nation’s custom chemical manufacturing and distribution needs. A is a privately-held company and one of the largest independent providers of chemicals and related services in the continental United States, Brainerd Chemical manufactures, blends, packages and distributes custom industrial chemical products and services.

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Brainerd Honored 3 Years Running

Tulsa, OK Nov. 29, 2021 // Recognized as a Top Workplace for the 3rd consecutive year, Brainerd Chemical Company leads the way in the chemical manufacturing industry with a workforce culture second to none that endeavors to create safer communities in the areas we serve and greater accountability for a more sustainable future.

“Join us in celebrating the companies that excel in creating a positive and fulfilling work environment. We are honored to be again recognized as a Top Workplace as we continue delivering on our commitment to environmentally sustainable and responsible business practices.”

Gregg Johnson, Human Resources Director of Brainerd Chemical Company

Award Criteria

The selection of Top Workplaces is determined by gathering feedback from employees of participating companies. Every spring, the Brainerd Chemical team is given a chance to complete an anonymous employee engagement survey, providing valuable insights on job satisfaction and company culture. To be eligible for the Top Workplace award, a minimum participation rate of 35% is required. However, this is rarely an issue at Brainerd due to high engagement levels. The results are then compared to those of other participating companies, and the companies with the highest scores are recognized with Top Workplace designations.

About Brainerd Chemical Company

Brainerd Chemical specializes in high hazard chemistries and their transportation. Brainerd creates, builds and manages specialized manufactured chemistries. As a hybrid distributor, we’re transforming the industry, supporting clients with faster, safer and more efficient delivery. Our robust rail terminals and bulk storage warehouses are strategically positioned across the U.S. for domestic and international delivery.

Media Inquiries

1.918.622.1214

Brainerd Chemical Company

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Brainerd Chemical Shares Expertise with U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe’s Team

Tulsa, OK // Sep 02, 2021 // Brainerd Chemical welcomes the local and Washington D.C. based teams for U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, when they stopped by to discuss CFATS, chemical safety and other policy issues which impact our industry.

Brainerd was honored to share our expertise and continue collaborating with Senator Inhofe as his team sought to better identify, assess and address potential security vulnerabilities as well as how to enhance training and response capabilities to reinforce public safety and responsible chemical manufacturing, storage and distribution.

Chairman and Owner Mat Brainerd commented, “We are honored to collaborate with Sen. Jim Inhofe, who cares deeply about our industry. Our team is eager to continue working together to reinforce safety and responsibility.”

Sen. Inhofe Tours Tuttle facility. 2019

Local and Washington D.C. bases teams tour was part of ongoing bipartisan efforts to help ensure that the Department of Homeland Security has the tools and resources it needs to keep our nation safe. CFATS is the United States first regulatory program focused specifically on chemical facility security. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) were developed in response to the unprecedented 9/11 attacks to ensure that any facility identified as high-risk has sufficient security measures in place to reduce the risk associated with outside threats.

The Brainerd Chemical team is proud to assist our nation’s leaders pursue a safer, more secure and robust future for all Americans.

About Brainerd Chemical Company:

Brainerd Chemical Company is one of the largest independent suppliers of chemicals and related services in the continental United States, manufacturing, blending, packaging and distributing chemical products to a wide variety of industrial sectors.

Media Inquiries:

Brainerd Chemical Company:  1+ (918) 622-1214

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