Materials distributor Maroon Group took a break from its buying spree just long enough to win recognition from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Avon, Ohio-based Maroon — whose distribution products include additives and pigments for plastics and many other markets — has met criteria for Achievement Level from the Ohio EPA's Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program. The program requires participants to demonstrate significant progress in at least seven environmental stewardship categories.
Maroon takes part in NACD Responsible Distribution, a third-party program administered by the National Association of Chemical Distributors. Maroon helps prevent pollution by focusing on strict handling and containment procedures to prevent chemical spills, company officials said in a news release. It also reduces environmental impacts from long-haul shipping with strategically placed warehouses that allow for next-day delivery in many cases.
“Continued growth comes with greater responsibility,” Maroon president and CEO Mark Reichard said in the release. “We at Maroon Group are proud to receive this recognition from the Ohio EPA.”
Maroon has made three acquisitions since October 2014, most recently in January buying specialty chemicals distributor CNX Distribution of Hurst, Texas. Maroon has been active in the acquisitions field since being acquired itself in June 2014 by New York private equity firm CI Capital Partners LLC.