Coast Southwest Marks 25th Anniversary
Placentia, CA (March 11, 2010) – On March 11, 2010, Coast Southwest marked its twenty-fifth year in business. Coast Southwest will celebrate this 25th Anniversary with a year-long appreciation of the company’s history and a commitment to continued growth and innovation.
“Over the last twenty-five years, Coast Southwest has evolved from a parochial startup business to a full-service, regional chemical distributor,” said Joseph C. Cimo, president of Coast Southwest, Inc. “Our corporation reached this significant milestone thanks to the dedication and hard work of our employees, the loyalty of our customers, and the excellent products and service provided by our suppliers.”
Coast Southwest was incorporated in 1985 in the state of California as Coast Chemical, Inc. In 2003, Coast Chemical acquired the Southwest Silicones division of PATH Silicones in Grand Prairie, TX and operated this Dallas, TX branch as Coast Southwest. Two years later Coast expanded the Texas operations to begin manufacturing silicone emulsions.
In the years that followed, Coast Southwest entered the inter-mountain region and opened its Salt Lake City, UT regional office and distribution center. The Chandler, AZ regional office began operations in 2007.
“Our vision is to continue this path of evolution and growth through our increased focus on quality, expansion in key product segments, and continued investment in our multi-branch sales and distribution network that now reaches a dozen states,” Mr. Cimo said.
In May 2008, the company was renamed Coast Southwest, Inc., and all locations began operating under one name. In 2009, Coast Southwest achieved third party site verification of its compliance with the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) Responsible Distribution Process.
“Over the years, we have built strong supplier relationships with the biggest and best names in the chemical industry,” Mr. Cimo said. “Many of these associations are long-standing, such as with Lubrizol. Others are newer, such as with Petro-Canada, the world’s largest producer of white mineral oil. We will continue to build on these relationships as well as our own internal capabilities in order to serve our customers in new and exciting ways.”
Coast Southwest will be recognizing the 25th Anniversary milestone throughout the next twelve months. An anniversary celebration event is planned for later this year.
Coast Southwest, Inc. (Placentia, CA) is a leading, full-service, regional chemical distribution company. From four strategically located distribution centers, Coast Southwest serves manufacturers and formulators of household and personal care products throughout the western United States with high-quality functional ingredients, on-time deliveries, and exceptional customer service.