Hubbard-Hall is proud to announce its certification as a Woman Owned Small Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Chairman, CEO, President, and 6th-generation owner Molly Kellogg leads the $55 million specialty chemical producer and distributor headquartered in Waterbury, CT. She became the first female CEO in the company’s 172-year history in 2014 and in 2019 succeeded her father, Charles T. Kellogg, as Chairman of the Board.
Founded as Apothecaries Hall in downtown Waterbury in 1849, Hubbard-Hall has transformed from a local fertilizer store to a leading supplier of chemistry for surface treatment with distribution throughout the US, with an international presence in Mexico, Asia and Europe. Hubbard-Hall provides chemistry and expertise to metal finishing manufacturers in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, military, semiconductor, and hardware & tooling. The company is particularly strong in cleaning, with an ambition to be the US leader in aluminum cleaning.
Like her predecessors, Kellogg takes a long-term view of the business with an eye to passing it on the next generation.
To do this, Kellogg says, “I want to build a sustainable – in the most holistic sense of the word – business for the next generation. And I want Hubbard-Hall to be known as the chemical company that helps customers use less chemistry. While that idea may be counterintuitive, I believe we have an obligation to help our customers consume fewer resources in their manufacturing process just as we need to pair chemistry with technology to minimize our impact on future stakeholders.”
Under her leadership, the company has been named a “Top Workplace” in Connecticut 4 years in a row. She also carries on her predecessors’ legacies of giving back, as exemplified by the company being a top 10 contributor in employee giving to the United Way of Greater Waterbury for 13 straight years. The company also invests in everything from the local arts – funding a free day at the Mattatuck Museum for Waterbury public school students – to more international giving such as donating clean drinking water to a school in Kenya, which was made possible using a portion of the profits from the AquaPure wastewater treatment product line.
“I am thrilled to have been awarded the Woman Owned Small Business Certification,” stated Molly Kellogg. “This allows us to be a strategic and stable supplier for organizations that are looking to diversify their supply chain.”
The WBENC certification validates that Hubbard-Hall is owned, controlled and managed by a woman. To obtain this certification requires extensive documentation and an interview process. It is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities.
February 8, 2021