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Southern States Chemical Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Augusta, Georgia

Southern States Chemical recently opened its newest production facility in Augusta, GA. The new SSC plan complements existing company operations in Wilmington, NC and Savannah, GA and offers a strategic inland location that’s protected from the threat of hurricanes and other coastal disturbances. The new plant provides rail and truck shipments to customers in Augusta and across the Southeast region.

“This project has been a tremendous undertaking and is a facility we can all be very proud of,” said Key Compton, President of Southern States Chemical. “This new plant will be an extremely valuable addition to our operations plan and will help us increase production capacity. Philip Rowland and his team have done an amazing job of refurbishing and renovating the plant, which is truly a showpiece equipped with brand-new technology.”

The complex 18-month project required incredible teamwork on the part of professionals at our Wilmington and Savannah locations. A number of SSC team members stepped up and helped, providing critical support and hands-on training throughout the summer and fall. In addition, dozens of contractors worked onsite to make sure that every detail was handled skillfully and safely as the project approached completion.

“This project feels like a homecoming because Augusta is where our company was originally founded,” said Philip Rowland, Vice President of Operations for Southern States Chemical, who managed the entire plant renovation project. “We’re excited to bring a great company and a great culture to Augusta and to help revitalize an area of the city that really needs it.”

When Dulany Industries, Inc. purchased the existing ChemTrade plant in Augusta in the Spring of 2022, plans began turning into reality as the company added a new cooling tower, replaced the obsolete computer controls with a state-of-the-art DCS system, designed and installed new systems and made a host of other improvements. SSC representatives worked closely with city officials and government agencies throughout the process to ensure success.

“All of our dealings with government agencies in and around Augusta have been very positive,” Rowland explained. “The employee base, contractors and everyone in Augusta have been extremely supportive.”