Historical Timeline

2013

June

Dulany Industries is announced as the winning bidder for the former 1600-acre deepwater Tronox site, including the operating sulfuric acid plant, in Savannah.

2011

December

SeaGate Handling purchases 24 waterfront acres in Chesapeake, VA, where a new deepwater terminal will be constructed.

2010

December

Southern States Chemical announces its new Wilbara plant is operational as of December 15, 2010, at 8:44 pm. Located at 4620 Hwy 421 North in Wilmington, NC, Wilbara solidifies Southern States Chemical’s position as the premier industrial producer/supplier of Sulfuric Acid on the East Coast.

2009

September 10

Southern States Chemical breaks ground on the Wilbara plant in Wilmington, N.C.

September 1

Southern States Chemical receives ISO recertification.

August 9

SeaGate Handling completes the construction of the #5 Bulk Warehouse.

February

Kevin Glover is elected President of SeaGate Handling.

2008

July

SeaGate Handling signs a long term land lease agreement for the construction of a liquid fertilizer import terminal. The agreement also includes an operating contract for SeaGate.

May

Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer purchases seven waterfront acres adjacent to its Savannah facility, thereby creating a 105-acre industrial facility with direct access to deepwater for the construction of a second berth.

February

Sulfuric acid experiences an unprecedented worldwide shortage and begins an upward pricing trend. The price of Sulfur and the price of Sulfuric acid reach extremely high levels. This condition will remain throughout the remainder of 2008 until the major worldwide recession finally impacts the market.

2007

October

Southern States Chemical moves key components of the Baraboo plant to Wilmington, NC. The new plant will be built approximately five miles to the West of our existing Wilmington facility, produce 525tpd, and supply excess steam to a neighboring chemical plant.

2006

June

SeaGate completes renovation and expansion of the #3 Warehouse thus greatly increasing the container side of the business.

2005

January

Southern States Chemical gains an increase in acid to market for Kerr-McGee (Formerly Kemira).

2004

March

Southern States Chemical purchases key components and designs of the Baraboo Munitions Sulfuric Acid Plan in Wisconsin, and beings plans to construct a new acid plan in Wilmington, NC.

2003

November 26

Southern States Chemical is granted ISO,9001:2000 certifiification.

2002

February

SeaGate Handling completes renovation of the #2 Warehouse.

2001

December

Southern States Chemical completes its first acid import terminal tank. It can now receive imported sulfuric acid via vessels.

November

The Duval tank in Savannah, GA, is rebuilt into a 16,000 ton capacity sulfuric acid import tank, and we receive our first vessel from Germany into Savannah in January 2002. Southern States Chemical now has production units and an import terminal in Savannah, as well as production units and an import terminal in Wilmington, NC, thus giving the company unparalleled flexibility to take care of its customers.

May 18

Southern States Chemical purchases the Wilmington, NC, sulfuric acid facility from KOCH Sulfur Products. The company now produces and markets over 500,000 tons throughout the Southeastern United States. Southern States Chemical enters the import business in Wilmington with the assumption of the lease arrangement (on 15,000 ton tank) with Chemserv Terminals.

January

SeaGate Handling completes total renovation of the #1 warehouse, the receiving system, and all support systems two days before the arrival of the first vessel. The ship is received without issues or delay. The first vessel unloaded is Granular Urea.

2000

July

First warehousing agreement for SeaGate Handling is signed.

March

Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer shuts down fertilizer production.

January

Dulany Industries is formed to act as the parent company over wholly owned subsidiaries Southern States Chemical, SeaGate Handling and Southern States Phosphates and Fertilizer.

1999

December

F. Reed Dulany, III purchases control of the company and is elected President and Chairman of Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer.

1996

March 20

Key D. Compton is named President of Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer Company.

1987

August 11

Jack D. Lee is named President of Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer Company.

1982

June 11

Franklin Reed Dulany, Sr. passes away. F. Reed Dulany, Jr. becomes chairman and President.

1970

June 30

The Chamber sulfuric acid plants are shut down.

1969

October 9

Sulfuric Acid Contact Plant No. 2 begins production.

March 18

F. Reed Dulany, Jr. is elected to the Board of Directors.

1965

October 18

Sulfuric Acid Contact Plant No. 1 begins production, and the company markets sulfuric acid to the industrial sector for the first time. Previously all of the acid produced was used internally for fertilizer manufacturing.

June 29

Construction begins on the Fertilizer Granulation Plant.

1960

August 13

F. Reed Dulany, Jr. marries Susan Strobhar.

1940

October 5

Franklin Reed Dulany, A. Douglass Strobhar (President of Southern Fertilizer & Chemical Company), Richard Heard, and W. Howard Read purchase Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer. Mr. Dulany is elected Chairman and President.

1902

The Savannah Fertilizer Plant is built.

1901

August 29

Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer; Augusta Georgia is incorporated by Frederick B. Pope.

1897

Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer Company is founded.