Our focus is on delivering high quality aluminum-based chemicals as cost-effectively as possible.
At USALCO, we cultivate partnerships with our suppliers, as well as with our customers. These partnerships guarantee supply continuity in dynamic raw material markets and ensure advantageous purchasing economics both locally and globally – regardless of market conditions. And while product pricing is often the deciding factor in your purchasing decision, total supply economics can frequently be influenced by a combination of intangible services.
Lean and efficient manufacturing facilities, industry innovations and our ability to source raw materials on a large-scale, world-wide basis, make USALCO a very cost-effective supplier.
A Focus on Industry
While liquid sodium aluminate and alum remain the core of the company’s business, USALCO manufactures and distributes a variety of chemical products to the industrial and municipal marketplace. We are committed to servicing the following industries:
A Foundation Based on Innovation
Lawrence Askew, USALCO’s founder, had a brilliant idea that revolutionized the aluminum-based chemical marketplace. His idea was a better process for creating Sodium Aluminate. He built a business that was distinct in two ways:
- A customer-dedicated facility for a former captive-use manufacturer, long before people talked about outsourcing
- A process that utilized alumina tri-hydrate wet filter cake, a more economical raw material than dry alumina tri-hydrate
The use of alumina tri-hydrate wet filter cake in the manufacture of sodium aluminate truly revolutionized the international market and demand for this product. Today, this material is used to manufacture the majority of the products in the aluminum-based chemistry family. It was the atmosphere around these early innovations that sparked the creative, customer-driven culture that best characterizes USALCO today.
Our innovative Alumer™ brand of enhanced coagulants is designed specifically to bring greater efficency to the water and wastewater treatment industry. Alumer™ allows the customer to meet the ever-increasing demand for improved water quality at reduced overall cost.
A Customer-Driven Culture
Utilizing USALCO’s technical and operational expertise allows your company to focus its valuable time and capital on greater value-added activities, such as research and development, product manufacturing, and customer service. In some cases, total customer dedication means constructing facilities devoted to servicing your requirements.
This type of dedication results in increased raw material quality, consistency, and supply reliability, and is often the most cost-effective means of obtaining your corporate objectives. From our genesis as a single plant servicing a single customer, USALCO has enjoyed steady growth by expanding on the merits of our philosophy of total customer dedication.
A Commitment to Quality
We are committed to providing high quality cost-effective products coupled with superior customer service, technical expertise and superior logistics management. The company has grown to one of the leading chemical manufacturers in North America with 38 employees across six facilities.
A Broad Reach
Our company is headquarted in Baltimore, Maryland with plant manufacturing locations in:
- Ashtabula, Ohio
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Gahanna, Ohio
- Michigan City, Indiana
- Port Allen, Louisiana
We are committed to providing high quality cost-effective products coupled with superior logistics management.
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