Latest PQ Corporation Stories

2008-07-02 15:00:40

PQ Corporation announced today that it has completed its merger with INEOS Silicas. The merger was originally announced on October 11, 2007. The combination of the two companies forms a global producer of specialty inorganic chemicals, catalysts and engineered glass products with annual sales revenues in excess of US $1 billion. The merged company will continue to be known as PQ Corporation and will be headed by Mike Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Carlyle Group, a...

2007-08-28 15:14:38

PQ Corporation, the chemicals and engineered glass materials company, announced today that Alan McIlroy, currently the company's Vice President of Strategic Planning, has been appointed to the position of Vice President and CFO, effective immediately. He replaces Jim Cox, Vice President and CFO, who will leave the company at the end of September, after a transition, to pursue other opportunities. Mr. McIlroy became Vice President of Strategic Planning in April, 2005 when he joined...

2007-03-19 09:00:33

PQ Corporation, the chemicals and engineered glass materials company, announced today that it has expanded its manufacturing facilities in Rahway, NJ and Kansas City, KS, increasing the production of silica-chrome catalysts to meet growing worldwide demand. PQ is a key global producer of high pore volume chrome-on-silica catalysts, used worldwide to make many grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The company specializes in the manufacture of customized catalysts by working with...

2006-12-28 12:00:43

Potters Industries Inc., an affiliate of PQ Corporation, announced today that, effective February 15, 2007, the price on all Metal Finishing Glass Bead and Ground Glass product shipments will increase up to 3 cents a pound. Bill Shaker, Engineered Glass Materials (EGM) Marketing Manager, made the announcement noting, "While we try to curtail costs wherever possible and to minimize price increases, we find it now necessary to raise prices for our Metal Finishing and Ground Glass...

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