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March 13, 2017

New England Office Closures Due To Inclement Weather

Due to the severity of the impending snow storm, Hubbard-Hall’s Connecticut and Massachusetts offices will be closing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.


January 9, 2017

Hubbard-Hall Goes Coast To Coast With Heat Treat Salts & Service

Hubbard-Hall is pleased to announce additional capacity for heat treat salts and corresponding services, effective immediately. “As a result of a consolidation of suppliers over the years, customers have been seeking alternative sources that can focus on producing a high quality product with reliable delivery and responsiveness to their needs. We have aligned our resources to meet this need” said Director of Sales Scott Papst.


December 21, 2016

Hubbard-Hall Welcomes Our Newest Shipping Team Member

Joel Rodriguez joins our Warehouse team as a Shipper.


December 21, 2016

Ferrous Market Manager Comes Back Home After 25 Years

Jerry Dwyer joins Hubbard-Hall as Market Manager of Ferrous Metals, reporting to Southeast Sales Director Scott Papst.


December 21, 2016

Hubbard-Hall Commences New Partnership With CHEMEON

Chemical manufacturer begins close relationship with leader in aluminum and titanium anodizing.


December 20, 2016

Holiday Schedule

Hubbard-Hall will be closed on the following dates in observance of the holidays.


December 20, 2016

Technical Presentations Roundup 2016

A one-stop overview of our technical presentations from 2016.


December 20, 2016

Prestigious United Way of Greater Waterbury’s Spirit of Excellence awarded to Hubbard-Hall

Chemical manufacturer and distributor Hubbard-Hall was awarded the United Way of Greater Waterbury’s Spirit of Excellence award at the charity’s annual Community Leaders Dinner.


December 5, 2016

Hubbard-Hall Adds 1,000 Square Feet to SC Laboratory

With a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Inman, SC mayor Cornelius Huff, Hubbard-Hall officially opened its newly-renovated lab on Wednesday, November 30th.


November 30, 2016

Metal Finishers Gather For Annual New England Regional

The New England Surface Finishing Regional in Hyannis, MA saw a big turn-out this year, with over 130 metal finishers in attendance on November 4th.


November 30, 2016

Commodity & Specialty WWT Go Head To Head

When selecting products for their wastewater treatment (WWT) needs, manufacturers can select between commodity chemicals and specialty chemicals. A closer look at their respective strengths and weaknesses helps to illustrate what each have to offer.


November 30, 2016

A Hall of Fame Inductee and Emerging Leader In Our Midst

We are happy to announce the completion of the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) Emerging Leaders training program by Rob Augello, Hubbard-Hall’s Manager of Corporate Procurement. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Hubbard-Hall Chemical Operator Dean Hardt on his induction into the Watertown High School Gridiron Hall of Fame.


November 23, 2016

Break out the Balloons: Wishing our Chairman a Happy 85th Birthday

When Hubbard-Hall Chairman Chuck Kellogg turned 80, he said was going to slow down. Whereas some might think that meant retirement, he meant that he would change his start time, coming in at 8:30 instead of 8 AM every day.


November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to thank all of our customers, suppliers and our talented associates, for your support.


October 28, 2016

Bid A Warm Welcome To Our Newest Recruits

We are excited to welcome Kelly Kerski and Jeanne Finnegan to the Hubbard-Hall crew as our newest Customer Service Representatives. Kelly brings 13 years of experience and Jeanne comes to us with over 9 years of experience in customer service.


October 28, 2016

Get Your 101 In Electroplating & Wastewater Treatment Courtesy of Our Technical Experts

This month, we had the privilege of attending the Fall International Technical Conference hosted by the Photo Chemical Machining Institute (PCMI), an international association representing a cross-section of the photo chemical machining and electroforming industry’s technology and the people who use it.


October 28, 2016

Ever Wanted To Shave Some Steps Off Your Non-Ferrous Cleaning Process?

Cleaning and surface preparation of non-ferrous metals can be a complex and time-consuming process, often requiring multiple steps. But fear not, as new developments in organic acid cleaners can both improve your process AND eliminate the need for certain steps, saving you both time and money.


October 7, 2016

WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT 2016 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Hubbard-Hall has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by Hearst Media Services. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.


September 2, 2016

Labor Day Schedule

In observance of Labor Day, Hubbard-Hall will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016. We will be open again during regular business hours on the following day of Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Thank you to all of our customers, suppliers and distributors for continuing to be a valued partner.


August 25, 2016

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The results are in! Hubbard-Hall received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the 28 respondents in our latest monthly Customer Satisfaction Phone Survey.


August 25, 2016

Hubbard-Hall Welcomes New Market Manager

Hubbard-Hall welcomed a talented new member to their expanding sales team last week. Mike Frechette officially joined the company as Market Manager of Non-ferrous Metals, reporting to Southeast Sales Director Scott Papst.


July 29, 2016

Hubbard-Hall Boosts Staff in Sales & Technical Service

Waterbury, CT, June 19, 2016 – Hubbard-Hall, an industrial chemical supplier, added two talented team members last month. These new additions make for a total 10% increase in the company’s tech support and sales team in 2016.


April 29, 2016

CCAI Board Of Directors Welcomes Their Newest Member

We are delighted to announce that Katie McGovern, Marketing & Business Development Specialist, was voted to serve on the CCAI National Board of Directors last month.


March 30, 2016

A New Manager In Town

We are pleased to announce that Catherine “Katie” Cornelis has joined the Hubbard-Hall team as Customer Service Manager.


March 30, 2016

Under The Lab Coat With David Joyce

David Joyce has been an Aquapure Technical Service Representative with Hubbard-Hall for the past 5 years. Previous to working with Hubbard-Hall, David was the Finishing and Waste Treatment Environmental Manager at a lighting manufacturer for 28 years. He was responsible for environmental compliance, manufacturing/production,plating, paint/lacquer, polishing and wastewater treatment departments. We sat down with David this week to ask him a few questions and find out what is under the lab coat!


January 26, 2016

Top 3 Presentations In 2015

Hubbard-Hall’s sales and technical team travel to multiple tradeshows and conferences every year. The long tradeshow hours on your feet can be grueling enough, but why would our technical experts also tackle the dreaded fear of public speaking?


January 26, 2016

Phosphorus….Stringent Limits Ahead

EPA restrictions on phosphates in wastewater treatment are becoming a lot more stringent. Learn what the current restrictions are, what changes you can expect to see and how you can prepare for them.


January 26, 2016

Cleaning the “Hard-to-Clean”

This presentation discusses a non-negotiable check list that will help solve your unique cleaning challenges involving Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Nickel Clad Extrusions & Deep Drawn Parts.


January 26, 2016

The ABC’s of Phosphate Free

The hot topic in pretreatment at the moment is zirconium conversion coatings. Many companies are changing from traditional Iron Phosphates to this phosphate free option. This presentation reviews the tangible benefits you receive from switching and the barriers that might prevent you from switching to a Zirconium Conversion Coating.


January 22, 2016

OMG AquaPure WasteWater Case Study

Established in 1981, OMG has become a giant in the fastening business. The company manufactures roofing and deck fasteners – oceans of them. Operating three shifts, five days a week, it turns out a minimum of 60,000 – 70,000 pounds of screws daily, 325,000 pounds per week. Contractors and DIY-ers can find its Fasten-Master brand in Lowe’s and Home Depot’s nationwide.


December 21, 2015

A Season Of Gratitude

A special holiday message from our President/CEO, Molly Kellogg.


December 18, 2015

Holiday Schedule

With 2016 fast approaching, we would like to thank all of our customers, suppliers and our talented associates, for your support and look forward to working with you in the year to come.

Hubbard-Hall will be closed on the following days for the holidays:

December 24th, 25th (Christmas)
January 1st, 2016 (New Years)


November 25, 2015

Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for Chuck Kellogg

Celebrated as “a pillar in the chemical distribution community for decades.” Hubbard-Hall Chairman/CFO Chuck Kellogg received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the NACD (National Association of Chemical Distributors) earlier this month.


November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to thank all of our customers, suppliers and our talented associates, for your support.


October 30, 2015

Spooktacular Safety Lunch

Hubbard-Hall's fun committee had a Halloween twist for this month's safety lunch at our headquarters in Waterbury, CT.


October 30, 2015

Customer Service Announcement

There were some big changes in our customer service department this October.


September 30, 2015

Under the Lab Coat with Bob MacDonald

Every month we shine a spotlight on one of our technical team members. Get to know our Field Technical Service Engineer, Bob MacDonald.


September 30, 2015

A Warm Welcome To Megan Barraco

Next time you call our customer service department, you might notice a new voice.


August 28, 2015

One House Call Solves Wastewater Issue

David Joyce, AquaPure Technical Service Representative, describes a wastewater treatment (WWT) house call that he made three months ago.


August 28, 2015

Under the Lab Coat with Robin Deal

Get to know Robin Deal, our Field Service Technician in North Carolina.


August 28, 2015

ISO Success at Hubbard-Hall

All three Hubbard-Hall facilities successfully passed our ISO9001:2008 audit by the third-party provider NSF International. ISO 9001:2008 is focused on meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction so you must pay attention to the customer.We only had one “non-compliance” corrective action, which was immediately addressed. All of us at Hubbard-Hall are proud of our continual improvements in safety, quality, and lean manufacturing excellence.


August 28, 2015

Farewell after 33 years

Purchasing Manager Sam Blanchard retired last month, after an impressive 33 years of service to Hubbard-Hall. Sam was both a valuable asset to our company and an enjoyable presence in the office. We are indebted to her for her dedication and her vision for propelling our purchasing department to its present state of strength and efficiency.


July 27, 2015

Say Hi, I’m New

As July comes to a close, we have borrowed a tradition from Major League Baseball; filling important positions for sustainable growth. Joining our team we added a Sales Representative based in North Carolina and Virginia, a Tank Farm Scheduler and an Accounts Payable Representative who are both located in our Waterbury, CT headquarters. Get to know Scott Thompson, Chris Bentley and Kendra Brightman by reading below.


July 27, 2015

Under the Lab Coat with Steve Manderino

Steve Manderino, our Senior Staff Scientist is the focus in this month's edition of "Under the Lab Coat" where we get to know another one of our lab technicians here at Hubbard-Hall.


July 27, 2015

New Mexican Partnership

We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2015, Group Pochteca has been named Hubbard-Hall's master distributor for Mexico. As fellow members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and the Omni-Chem alliance, Group Pochteca and Hubbard-Hall share a common belief in providing superior products and services for our customers' applications.


June 29, 2015

Under the Lab Coat with Faith Mierzejewski

Every month we shine a spotlight on one of our technical team members. Get to know our Lab Intern Faith Mierzejewski, who is working her third summer here at Hubbard-Hall.


June 29, 2015

Washington Fly In

Each spring Hubbard-Hall attends the NACD Washington Fly In where chemical distributors and their supply chain partners meet with their elected officials in Washington, DC. Molly Kellogg said, “The fly in is a chance for the chemical distribution industry to share our perspective on legislative issues before Congress. The most recent fly in was particularly exciting as it coincided with renewed action on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform, which currently has strong bipartisan support on the Hill.”


June 26, 2015

SUR/FIN Success

Over 180 exhibitors from 11 nations and 27 U.S. states, as well as 1,300 attendees from around the world attended this year’s SUR/FIN show, making it one of the most global and successful SUR/FIN shows ever. Industrial surface finishers’ get the opportunity to educate themselves on advances in their industry and to link with highly qualified suppliers under one roof at SUR/FIN.


May 29, 2015

Emergency WWT House Call

Two weeks ago, Hubbard-Hall’s Technical Field Service Engineer, Robin Deal, received a call from a plating customer whose production shut down and stopped discharging water due to high zinc, nickel and chrome in their wastewater treatment (WWT) system.


May 28, 2015

A Fellow of the Institute of Materials Finishing

Robert Gardner, Hubbard-Hall’s International Sales Director, was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Finishing in April of this year.


May 28, 2015

Under the lab coat with Doug Patton

Every month we shine a spotlight on one of our technical team members. This month we spoke with Doug Patton, Senior Staff Scientist, based out of our Inman, South Carolina location. Get to know Doug by reading about him and his job here at Hubbard-Hall.


April 30, 2015

2015 Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny came to visit all three Hubbard-Hall locations this year! We had lots of fun searching for the eggs and prizes but you will find the best surprise at the bottom of this page.


April 30, 2015

How do we rev your engine?

Get your mind out of the gutter and over to remanufactured engines. At Hubbard-Hall we help customers who remanufacture all sorts of engines.


April 30, 2015

Foam Today, Gone Tomorrow

When a problem occurs in a wastewater line we usually recommend to start at the discharge and work backwards through the line. This same logic also applies when you have a foaming issue, you must know the source of the problem before you can fix it.


April 30, 2015

Under The Lab Coat with Robin Tiede

Get to know Robin Tiede through our 6 rapid-fire questions.


March 31, 2015

Snowmageddon 2015

With the snow starting to melt, we are taking a look back at the record breaking winter that we had at our Wilmington, Massachusetts office.


March 31, 2015

Under The Lab Coat with Maria Thompson

Maria is a Lab Technician in our Waterbury, Connecticut facility. Learn how Maria compares her love of baking and working in the lab and how she solved a plating issue for a customer by troubleshooting and lab analysis.


March 31, 2015

Tiede’s 4 Recipes for Wastewater Success

Part 4: Ch-ch-changes that will effect your Wastewater Treatment System.


March 27, 2015

New OSHA Regulations

With the June 1st deadline in sight, Hubbard-Hall is well prepared for compliance with OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requirements. We have converted over 600 of our material safety data sheets (MSDS) into safety data sheets (SDS) and have been labeling under the new format for the past month.


February 27, 2015

A visit from the Mayor

The opening of our new 4,500 ft storage wing, specialized for flammable chemicals, was officially opened this week.


February 27, 2015

Heavy Duty Industrial Cleaning Can Be Environmentally Friendly

The challenge of achieving optimal cleaning coupled with a minimal impact on the environment has been met with Hubbard-Hall’s Aquaease PL-85.


February 27, 2015

Tiede’s 4 Recipes for Wastewater Success

Part 3: Conquering The Routine Concerns. Welcome to our four-part monthly series where Robin Tiede, Aquapure Product Manager, provides recommendations and tools that can help shorten the time it takes to solve any upsets in your wastewater system.


February 27, 2015

Under The Lab Coat

Under The Lab Coat With Mike Valenti.


January 30, 2015

Under The Lab Coat with Susan Labeck

If you have ever called our technical team in Waterbury for technical support you have probably at one stage spoken with Susan Labeck or Sue (as we like to call her). Get to know Sue a little better by reading the 7 questions we asked her.


January 30, 2015

A New Driving Force

2015 has started with a bang at Hubbard-Hall as the company saw the launch of a reorganization at the top, 3 months after it was announced.


January 30, 2015

Where to find Hubbard-Hall in 2015

2015 is going to be a busy year for our technical experts who attend the tradeshows and also give technical talks. Just so you don't miss us, we have made a list of the main events & shows that we will be attending this year.


January 30, 2015

Tiede’s 4 Recipes for Wastewater Success

Welcome to our four-part monthly series where Robin Tiede, Aquapure Product Manager, provides recommendations and tools that can help shorten the time it takes to solve any upsets in your wastewater system.


December 22, 2014

Tiede’s 4 Recipes for Clean Wastewater

PART 1: Gathering Accurate DATA. Our Aquapure Technical Product Manager, Robin Tiede, will admit that solving the wastewater puzzle can take time and a lot of sleuthing but believes if you follow certain steps it can help reduce this time. In a four-part monthly series, Robin will provide recommendations and tools that can help shorten the time it takes to solve any upsets and will also cover some potential solutions to typical WWT issues.


December 22, 2014

Awards Season At Hubbard-Hall


December 22, 2014

Holiday Schedule

Hubbard-Hall opening hours over the Holidays.




November 26, 2014

Under The Lab Coat

Meet Ryan Catania, the car fanatic Technical Service Representative who loves to clean his car.


November 26, 2014

Aquapure WasteWater Treatment Corner

All Polymer Flocculants are not created equal. While metal bearing wastewater is best served through the use of a high charge, high mole weight, anionic polymer. Fats’ Oils and Greases (FOG) work best with a cationic polymer.


November 26, 2014

Nothing In Life Is Free……

Unless you have an injury free month at Hubbard-Hall. “Better-Safer-Faster” has become our mantra in the past few years. Being in the chemical industry, safety is always at the forefront of everything we do from manufacturing, to shipping, to training customers. To enforce the importance of safety at Hubbard-Hall, we have incorporated several new safety programs.


October 31, 2014

Hubbard-Hall And The Lasting Tribute

We are proud to provide part of The National September 11 Memorial at the sight of the World Trade Center. The reflecting pools sit in the footprint of where the twin towers once stood, and is surrounded by a stainless steel parapet with the names of all those people killed in the attacks in 2001 and 1993.


October 30, 2014

What do nerf guns, casinos and go kart racing have in common?

They all featured at Hubbard-Hall's annual sales meeting! Every year Hubbard-Hall's sales, technical and management team congregate in Connecticut for the annual sales meeting. Product training and learning new skills was the focus for this year’s meeting all in an effort to ensure the team can provide quality speed of response at the tank-side to customers.


October 29, 2014

Everyone loves a good pun, nobody wants to be Pun-gent.

Pungent odor can start in places like your wastewater system, air scrubbers, evaporators, pump stations, force mains holding, equalization tanks and basins.


October 29, 2014

Under the Lab Coat Monthly Series

Meet Peter St. Pierre, Hubbard-Hall's Project Manager for Metal Coloring and Phosphate Coatings.


September 18, 2014

Hubbard-Hall names 1st female CEO

Chairman's daughter to become president, CEO on Jan. 1


August 29, 2014

2 Seasoned Pros To Lead Sales Force

Speed of response to customers goal of sales reorg.


August 29, 2014

Plan Ahead to Avoid Wastewater Fines

Catch up with the latest EPA regulations, and see how Hubbard-Hall can help.


August 29, 2014

Hubbard-Hall Protecting Your Farm Equipment

Use Hubbard-Hall's pretreatment and corrosion inhibitors on your heavy-duty equipment.


July 11, 2014

Powder Coating Show

Come visit us at this year's Powder Coating Show as our guest.


June 30, 2014

Midwestern Sales Team Addition

Please welcome to Stewart Holloway to Hubbard-Hall.


June 30, 2014

Two new additions to the Hubbard-Hall team

Please welcome Monica Hirsch & Tony Mitchell to Hubbard-Hall.


June 30, 2014

Hubbard-Hall in your – Sneaker.

Believe it or not there is a little bit of Hubbard-Hall everywhere you look.


June 30, 2014

“Seek First To Understand”

In 2013, Hubbard-Hall commissioned a third party, double blind survey to uncover the specific performance metrics by which manufacturers judge their chemical suppliers. According to the survey the 3 most important factors to our customer base are as follows