ACS Milwaukee

Chemistry in Wisconsin Industry

There are many opportunities to have a career in chemistry in Wisconsin. From humble beginnings, companies like SC Johnson (Johnson Wax) and Aldrich Chemical have helped build a strong chemical community in Wisconsin. There is a growing presence in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Wisconsin University/Industry collaboration is fueling even more growth. Food and Farm science is strong in Wisconsin. Analytical facilities serving industries from water to dairy abound. Paint/coatings, ink and adhesive companies have chemistry needs in Wisconsin. Many of these industry partners have taken advantage of educated personnel from the admirable education system in Wisconsin.

 One would think that graduating students would have an easy time at finding an industrial position. This is not generally the case. Finding work is an emotional experience that tests ones fortitude and self esteem for sure.

The list and links below provide an introduction to Industrial Chemistry in Wisconsin. The list is not exhaustive, but fairly comprehensive. Since literally everything is a chemical, you'll find just about every company may have a need for someone with a chemistry background!

Disclaimer: No American Chemical Society information was used to generate this list; it has been generated from contribution from Wisconsinites with lengthy tenure in chemistry. ACS member data is private and not shared in a public forum.

                   Company                       Chemistry         Location

A. O. Smith

A.P. Nonweiler

Abatron Inc.

Abitec Corp

Accelerated Analytical

Acme Galvanizing

Adhesive Bonding Technologies (ABT), BondPro

AgSource Cooperative Services

Air Products (bought Tomah3)

Akrosil, Div. Of Mondi Packaging

Alcami (was Cambridge Major Laboratories)

Americal Roller Co.

American Science & Technology

Amri (bought Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals)

Analytic Process Laboratory Inc.

Apiscent Labs (was Fontarome Chemical)

Applied Adhesives (formerly Ward Adhesives)

Appvion, (was Appleton, was Appleton Papers)

Asten Johnson

Athea

Avon Rubber, Plc

Badger Laboratories & Engineering Co.

Badger Meter

BASF

Baxter Healthcare Corp.

BC Adhesives

Bell Laboratories

Bemis Manufacturing, inc.

Benz Oil Inc.

BioTech Resources

Bostik Inc.

Braden Sutphin Ink

Brady USA, Coated Products Div.

Brenntag Great Lakes, Inc.

Cardinal Environmental Services

Carbolineum Wood Preserving Co.

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate (was Ambrosia)

Cargill Specialty Malts

Cellulose Sciences International

Center for Great Lakes Studies

ChemDesign Products, Inc.

Chemical Research/Technology (Quad Graphics)

Chemrite CoPac

Chimerx

Christian Hansen's Laboratory Inc.(CHR Hansen)

Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services

Clean Water Testing, LLC

Commerce Industrial Chemicals Inc.

Commercial Testing Lab, Inc.

Cooper Industries

Copps Industries Inc.

Covance

CPT Coextruded Plastic Technologies, Inc.

CT Laboratories

D. W. Davies & Co., Inc.

Dairyland Laboratories, Inc.

Davy Laboratories

Diebel Laboratories

DuraTech

Eaton Corp.

Element Materials Technology

Elementis Specialties

Ellsworth Adhesive Systems

Elm Grove Industries, Inc.

EPI Electrochemical Products

Epic Resins

ESCA Tech, Inc.

Essential Industries

Eurofins S-F Analytical Laboratories

Evonik (Degussa)

Expera (was Thilmany)

Fasse Paint

Fiebing Co.

First Source Worldwide

Fotodyne, Inc.

Fox River Vally Ethanol

Fox Valley Quality Control Lab

Gaco Western inc.

Gamay Food Ingredients

Georgia-Pacific

Giles Engineering Associates

Gilson, Inc.

GMZ Inc.

Green Bay Packaging

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc.

Guy & O'Neill, Inc.

Hallman-Lindsay Paint

Handy Art

hci chemtec inc (was Hoffer's Coatings)

Heartland Adhesives & Coatings, Inc.

Henkel Corp.

Hentzen Chemical Coatings, Inc.

Heresite Protective Coatings, Inc.

Hexion

Hydrite Chemical Co.

Inland (was Inland label & Marketing Services)

Intertek

INX International

IPS Testing (was Integrated Paper Services)

Jax (was Behnke Lubricants)

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Johnsonville Sausages

Kelsey Coatings

Kimberly-Clark

Kleen Test Products

Knight Chemicals

Koch Industries

Kohler Co.

Krones, Inc.

Lake Consumer Products, Inc.

Lakeside Plastics

Land O Lakes

Lavelle Industries, Inc.

Leuther Laboratories

LV Laboratories, LLC

Lucigen

Medical College of Wisconsin

Master Lock Co.

Masterson Co.

Materion (was Cerac, Inc.)

Mautz Paint Co.

Mercury Marine

Metal Tek International

Micor

Miller Brewing Co.

Modine Manufacturing

Molded Dimensions

Monsanto

Multi-Pack

N. Josten & Co.

Neenah Paper

Nichols Paper, Inc.

Northern Labs

Northern Lake Service, Inc.

Northland Laboratories, Inc.

Ortho Molecular Products, Inc.

Pace Analytical Services

Pack Logix

Patrick Cudahy

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Pioneer Metal Finishing

Plastics Engineering Co.

PPG Industries, Inc.

Press Color

Prime Coatings

Prime Leather Finishes Co.

Prince Worldwide (was IGC Technolgies)

Printing Developments Inc. (PDI)

Promega Corp.

R Stresau Laboratory, Inc.

RBP Chemical Technology

Recycled Plastics Industries, Inc.

Safety Kleen

SC Johnson Inc. (Johnson Wax)

SCA

Scientific Protein Labs

Sensient (was Universal Foods)

Share Corp.

Sheboygan Paint Co.

Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Co.

Specialty Coating Systems

Spectrum Brands

Stora Enso

Suburban Laboratories, Inc.

Test America, Inc.

Thermal Spray Technologies

Topbrass Inc.

Torginol

Trane Co.

Trostel SEG Inc.

Tufco Technologies

Tyco (now part of johnson controls)

US Chemical Corp.

US Oil Co., Analytical Lab

Veolia Environmental Services

Virent Energy Systems

Volatile Free, Inc.

Wausau Chemical

Wausau Paper Mills Co.

Water Compliance Specialists, Inc.

Wedor Corp.

WI Dept. of Justice State Crime Lab

Wisconsin Electric Power

Wisconsin Pharmacal

Wixon Industries, Inc.

WPC Technologies, (formerly Wayne Pigment)

Coatings

Coatings

Adhesives

Food Chemistry

Analytical Testing

Metals

Adhesives

Analytical Testing

Surfactants

Release Liners

Pharma

Elastomers

Chemicals

Pharma

Analytical

Chemistry

Adhesives

Paper Chemistry

Paper Chemistry

Chemicals

Quality

Analytical Testing

Chemicals

Chemicals

Analytical

Adhesives

Rodent Control

Packaging

Oil

Biotechnology

Adhesives

Ink

Adhesives, labels

Chemicals

Analytical Testing

Coatings

Food Chemistry

Food Chemistry

Cellulose

Water Chemistry

Fine Chemicals

Ink

Chemicals

Biotechnology

Food Chemistry

Analytical Testing

Waste Mgmnt

Analytical Testing

Chemicals

Analytical Testing

Analytical

Polymers/adhesives

Biotechnology

Plastics

Analytical Testing

Chemicals

Analytical

Analytical

Analytical, Food

Ink

Polymers

Analytical

Coatings

Adhesives

Adhesives

Analytical

Adhesives

Product Dev.

Coatings

Analytical

Chemicals

Paper Chemistry

Coatings

Leather Chemicals

Chemicals

Quality

Energy Chemicals

Analytical Testing

Coatings

Food Chemistry

Paper Chemistry

Analytical Testing

Analytical

Chemicals

Packaging

Filtration Products

Contract Manuf.

Coatings

Coatings

Coatings

Adhesives

Coatings

Coatings

Coatings

Chemicals

Analytical

Packaging

Analytical Testing

Ink

Paper Chemistry

Lubricants

Analytical

Food Chemistry

Coatings

Product Dev.

Chemicals

Product Dev.

Analytical

Quality

Plastics

Contract Manuf.

Plastics

Food Chemistry

Plastics

Food Chemistry

Analytical Testing

Biotechnology

Analytical

Analytical

Food Chemistry

Inorganic

Coatings

Quality

Metals

Coatings

Food Chemistry

Analytical

Plastics, Rubber

Biotechnology

Contract Manuf.

Coatings

Paper Chemistry

Paper Chemistry

Chemicals

Analytical Testing

Analytical Testing

Pharmaceuticals

Analytical Testing

Chemicals

Analytical

Pharma

Metal Finishing

Quality

Coatings

Ink

Coatings

Coatings

Foundry Chemicals

Rubber

Biotechnology

Explosives Testing

Chemicals

Quality

Analytical

Consumer Products

Paper Chemistry

Pharmaceuticals

Food Chemistry

Chemicals

Coatings

Fine Chemicals

Coatings

Consumer Products

Paper Chemistry

Analytical Testing

Analytical Testing

High Tech Coatings

Product Dev.

Product Dev.

Analytical

Polymer Compdg.

Contract Manuf

Fire Safety Chem.

Chemicals

Energy Chemicals

Waste Mgmnt

Energy Chemicals

Coatings

Chemicals

Paper Chemistry

Analytical Testing

Packaging

Analytical

Analytical

Product Dev.

Food Chemistry

Chemicals

Milwaukee

Oshkosh

Kenosha

Janesville

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Hudson

Verona, Bonduel

Milton

Menasha

Germantown

Union Grove

Wausau

Grafton

Milwaukee

St. Francis

Pewaukee

Appleton

Appleton

Milwaukee

Johnson Creek

Neenah

Milwaukee

Appleton

Madison

Franklin

Madison

Oshkosh

Milwaukee

Manitowoc

Wauwatosa

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Menomonee Falls

Sheboygan

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Sheboygan

Madison

Milwaukee

Marinette

Hartford

Lannon

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Green Bay

Butler

Appleton

Milwaukee

Colfax

Franksville

Mequon

Madison

Janesville

Baraboo

Racine

Arcadia

La Crosse

Madison

La Crosse

Milwaukee

New Berlin Waus.

Milwaukee

Germantown

Elm Grove

New Berlin

Palmyra

Milwaukee

Merton

Milwaukee

Janesville

Kaukauna

Sheboygan

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Hartland

Oshkosh

Neenah

Waukesha

New Berlin

Green Bay

Waukesha

Middleton

Oak Creek

Green Bay

Waupaca

Fredonia

Sun Prairie

Milton

Wausau

Germantown

Oak Creek

Milwaukee

Manitowoc

Pleasant Prairie

Milwaukee

LaCrosse, Neenah

Middleton, Frnklin

Appleton, Milw.

Appleton

Menomonee Falls

Milwaukee

Sheboygan Falls

Green Bay

Neenah

Port Washington

Milwaukee

Green Bay

Kohler

Franklin

Jackson

Oshkosh

River Falls

Burlington

Coon Valley

Lancaster

Middleton

Milwaukee

Oak Creek

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Madison

Fond du lac

Waukesha

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Racine

Port Washington

Middleton, etc.

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Neenah

Nichols

Manitowoc

Crandon,Milw.

Green Bay

Stevens Point

Green Bay

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Middleton

Green Bay

Sheboygan

Oak Creek

Glendale, Appltn

Pewaukee

Pewaukee

Milwaukee

Racine

Madison

Spooner

Milwaukee

Green Bay

Port Washington

Racine

Neenah

Waunakee

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Sheboygan

Milwaukee

Clear Lake

Madison

Wisconsin Rapids

Mukwonago

Milwaukee

Sun Prairie

Wittenberg

Sheboygan Falls

La Crosse

Lake Geneva

Green Bay

Marinette

Watertown

Combined Locks

Menomonee Falls

Madison

Brookfield

Wausau

Mosinee

Lodi

Milwaukee

Madison

Milwaukee

Jackson

St. Francis

Oak Creek

UPCOMING EVENTS


Next Local Section meeting

Poster Session/ Career fair
May 4th at 5 pm at the Brown Deer Boathouse


INSTRUMENTS DONATION

Here is a list of instruments that are donated and also a wish list. If your school would like to obtain any of the items, please fill out this form and email Instrument Donation program coordinator, Peter Petersen, at peterp901@juno.com


ACS Milwaukee Facebook page

Become an ACS member

Become an ACS member to get full benefits, access to publications, and discounts OR become a Milwaukee section Affiliate only for just $5 annually to stay informed about local section meetings, seminars, awards and volunteering opportunities (contact Treasurer for details)

Join ACS Milwaukee email list

View past news. Subscribe here