Sheryl-Southwell-spec-polymers

history

1969

1969

Ray Southwell starts Specialty Polymers in his garage in Salem, Oregon

1973

1973

First production building in Woodburn, Oregon with a 3,000-gal reactor

1985

Polymer development lab built

1989

Built Second production building in Woodburn

1997

1997

Roo Glue becomes part of the Specialty Polymers’ family

1998

1998

Ray’s daughter Sheryl joins the company

1999

Ray’s son Jeff joins the company

1999

1999

The Company built a new green field production facility in Chester, South Carolina  

2005

Expanded footprint in Woodburn with addition of new warehouse and administration building

2005

2005

Ray Southwell passes away at the age of 78

2005

New polymer development and applications lab, and warehouse built in Chester; further expanded this building in 2013

2007

Specialty introduces TorZo Surfaces

2010

Ray’s grandson Chris Coduto joins the company

2015

2015

Chester production site expanded to add capacity

Today

Specialty Polymers is still owned by the Southwell family; with more than 140 employees and 2 production sites the Company is poised for the future