Innovative Achievements

Creating Value & Brightening Lives: November 2020 Update


The Shepherd Chemical Company is pleased to announce the establishment of a manufacturing partnership with its long time and trusted friends at The Red Avenue Chemical Company, Shanghai, China, for certain of its products for the Chinese chemical market.

Red Avenue was founded at Shanghai in 1999 and has served Shepherd Chemical since 2002 as its distributor of rubber Adhesion promotors for the radial tire industry in China. The evolution of an ever closer relationship between the two companies has culminated in this manufacturing partnership.

Shepherd Chemical was founded at Norwood, Ohio, USA, in 1916, and makes a wide range of metal chemicals, including bismuth, chromium, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel, and zinc compounds for a wide variety of applications across the chemical industry.

Zhou Jianhui, President of Red Avenue New Materials Group, says: “As a company with strong social responsibilities, we are committed to providing our best help to our upstream and downstream green industry chains, as well as to solving the global environmental challenges. We are honored in cooperating with Shepherd to deploy cutting-edge new materials with innovative manufacturing technology. We will work together to develop new catalyst market(s) in China and promote the development of the new materials industry.”

Ric Towner, President and GM of The Shepherd Chemical Company:  “To be the best value catalyst partner for customers in China it is critical that Shepherd’s products are manufactured in China.  The COVID-19 pandemic has made even clearer the need for resilient local supply chains and partnering with Red Avenue is a great way for us to serve our customers.  With Red Avenue we can confidently manufacture in China, for Chinese customers with a trusted partner.  Shepherd’s core purpose rests on the foundation of long term relationships and we look forward to expanding our relationship with Red Avenue for decades to come.”



We’re excited to announce that the expansion of our Mirecourt, France European operation is complete! Long-term partnerships and alliances with customers who value Shepherd’s metal chemistry know how, global supply chain management and excellent customer service have created exciting opportunities for growth.

Shepherd has expanded the capacity of its Mirecourt, France carboxylates plant by 50% with upgrades to critical plant utilities and the addition of a new hastelloy reactor.

“We are excited about the additional capacity and capabilities coming online for our global commercial partners and about the flexibility, productivity and sustainability improvements these investments will enable for decades to come,” said Ric Towner, president of Shepherd Chemical.




Even during these trying times, we continue to positively impact our communities and society. A group of Shepherd’s 2nd shift chemical operators helped make a recent Baby Bear event a success and had a great time doing it!

Baby Bear is a program for Norwood, Ohio residents who take care of children up to 5 years old. Twice a month, parents and care providers are invited to Baby Bear events to “free shop” for baby items such as diapers, wipes, clothing, blankets, books, toys and more. Each shopper also receives a hot meal and an opportunity to eat with others in the Baby Bear community.




We are pleased to announce that Lisa Olson, PhD, has accepted the role of Global Quality Leader for The Shepherd Chemical Company.

Lisa has a well-earned reputation for technical excellence, cross-functional collaboration, customer focus, and dedication to Shepherd’s core purpose and values.

Please join us in congratulating Lisa on her new role!