Coast Southwest Celebrates 25 Years

Coast Southwest, a Western US chemical distribution company, is celebrating its 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., in a company press release.

The company was founded in1985 in California as Coast Chemical Inc. In 2003, Coast Chemical acquired the Southwest Silicones division of PATH Silicones and operated this branch as Coast Southwest. Two years later Coast expanded the Coast Southwest 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, USA regional office and distribution center. The Chandler, AZ, USA regional office began operations in 2007.

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.

Coast Southwest will be recognizing the 25th Anniversary throughout the next 12 months. An anniversary celebration event is planned for later this year.

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