Chattanooga, TN



Investment Status


Investment Date

Jun 2017

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, MFG Chemical is a custom contract manufacturer of specialty chemicals, serving a wide range of chemical companies that participate in a diverse set of end markets, including asphalt, coatings, mining, lubricants, oilfield, pulp & paper, and water treatment.

Add-On Acquisition Criteria

Ideal Target Characteristics

Manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals






End Markets Served

Surfactants, anhydrides, water treatment,
household, industrial & institutional chemicals

“For almost 40 years, MFG Chemical has leveraged its differentiated position in maleic anhydride and glacial acrylic acid to develop and manufacture new products in partnership with our customers to better serve their needs.”

Charles E. Gavin, III, Founder and Chairman

MFG Chemical

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