OMNOVA and Maroon Group Expand Specialty Chemicals Distribution Partnership

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN), a global manufacturer of specialty emulsion polymers, has announced an expanded distribution agreement with Maroon Group, a world-class distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across key regions in North America.

Effective November 1, 2018, Maroon Group is distributing OMNOVA’s specialty solutions through D.B. Becker, a Maroon company, in the Eastern US from Maine to Florida including Mississippi and Louisiana.  D.B. Becker/Maroon will represent OMNOVA’s specialty chemical brands for the Coatings, Construction, Nonwovens, and Home & Personal Care markets.

The new agreement adds to OMNOVA’s existing distribution partnership with Maroon across the Midwest, and now encompasses Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

“OMNOVA is extremely pleased to expand our successful partnership with Maroon. The relationship gives a broad range of customers convenient access to our differentiated specialty chemical solutions,” said John Chimenti, OMNOVA’s Manager of US Chemical Sales and Distribution. “Maroon is the benchmark in specialty chemical distribution and provides an unparalleled level of customer service and support.”

“This is an exciting addition to our portfolio,” said Eric Post, Vice President Principal Management at Maroon Group, “OMNOVA has a strong reputation and many excellent products for applications and segments that our customers are targeting. OMNOVA also brings superior technical expertise and production capabilities to the market. We look forward to working with them to meet our customers’ needs.”

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About OMNOVA Solutions

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a global innovator of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces used in products for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications. As a strategic business-to-business supplier, OMNOVA provides The Science in Better Brands, with emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces that deliver critical performance attributes to top brand-name, end-use products sold around the world. OMNOVA’s sales for the last twelve months ended November 30, 2017 were $783 million. The Company has a global workforce of approximately 2,000. Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at

About Maroon Group

Maroon Group is a world class distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America. Founded in 1977 and based in Avon, Ohio, Maroon Group is comprised of several regional operating companies focused on specific markets and geographies. Each operating company leverages a common infrastructure of industry leading technology, value-add services, global sourcing & logistics network, and a commitment to Creating Customer Success®. This operating philosophy has enabled Maroon Group to offer its customers, principal suppliers, and employees with national capabilities while maintaining a local focus. Visit their website:


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