By Hydrite Chemical Co.

Brookfield, WI – July 25, 2011  - Hydrite Chemical Co. announced today that they have purchased Choice Chemical Inc. in Visalia, California. The acquisition, finalized on July 15, 2011, will bring together two respected names in the chemical industry to benefit both companies’ customers. The new prime location in north central California expands the geographical reach so that customers can be better served. It will also allow them to expand their product offerings in the dairy, food and beverage industries. By combining resources, Hydrite Chemical Co. will lead the industry into innovative products and better their logistics.

The acquisition solidifies Hydrite Chemical Co.’s position as a forerunner in creative chemistry solutions, and augments the company’s growth and performance.

John Honkamp, CEO of Hydrite Chemical Co. stated, “Hydrite Chemical Co. is delighted to welcome Choice Chemical customers and employees into our family. We approached Choice Chemical for a reason - we knew we could build on the great foundation that this company has built throughout the years, to bring our existing and potential customers even better products and services.  We will use this expansion to better serve them, save them money, and provide strengths they won’t find from other chemical providers in the United States. We are very excited to add Choice Chemical to our organization.”

Established in 1929, Hydrite Chemical Co. is a diversified chemical company with 14 North American locations, and is one of the largest and most respected independent providers of chemicals and related services to various industries in the United States. For more information, please contact Melissa Udovicic, Hydrite Chemical Co. Manager of Marketing, at 262-792-2363 or visit their website at

Source: Hydrite Chemical Co.