Kellogg is first female head of 170-year-old family business
By Harrison Connery; Republican-American
WATERBURY — Hubbard- Hall President and CEO Molly Kellogg knows all 67 people working at the company’s South Leonard Street headquarters by name.
Kellogg is the sixth generation of family leadership at Hubbard-Hall. She looks and acts the part of executive: simple black dress, bold dark frames on her glasses, soft spoken but confident. Kellogg, 53, became the first female CEO in the company’s 170-year history when she took over for her cousin Andrew Skipp in 2014. Last month, she succeeded her 88 year-old father Charles Kellogg as chairman of the board.
“My secret, long-term strategy is how do we work ourselves out of business? How do we help our customers use less chemistry? How do we help them make the product they want to make in the most efficient, economical, environmentally- sustainable kind of way?”
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Hubbard-Hall Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
6,500 companies can participate for this honor with only 45 companies being selected for the Top Workplaces award. This means that Hubbard-Hall is in the top 1% of all employers in our region. Molly Kellogg, President/CEO of Hubbard-Hall stated, “As we celebrate our 170th anniversary, we are thrilled to win this for the 4th year in a row. Our company’s success starts and ends with our great people.”... Read More
Guillermo Perez, Automotive Business Manager at Pochteca, Hubbard-Hall’s distributor in Mexico with over 30 stocking locations, visited our Inman, SC laboratory to spend a week with our technical team.
Larry Ensley, Hubbard-Hall’s Technical Service Manager, joined with Fernando Martinez in testing customers’ parts in several cleaning, paint stripping, metal coloring and mass finishing operations. .
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On Tuesday, September 10th, at 2:00pm tune in to HH's Mike Valenti’s-product manager-cleaners, MERA webinar pertaining to cleaning sensitive electronics.... Read More
The newest members of our growing team are looking forward to providing our customers with more resources and faster response. ... Read More
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What’s a better cleaning choice – solvent or aqueous? How do you get lean with lime? (Hint, you can’t.) Just some of the topics our technical team presented at national and international trade shows.... Read More
In the push to ensure greater environmental controls over manufacturing operations, government regulations continue to tighten. One study found that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has imposed 972 regulations on manufacturers in just the past 30 years alone. That same study found that violations have cost companies more than a billion in fines, and cost individuals their freedom – with nearly 300 criminal cases opened by the agency. Here at Hubbard-Hall, we work closely with manufacturing operations of all sizes to reduce harmful constituents in wastewater. We feel that it’s always best to have an active plan in place to reduce – and potentially eliminate – chemicals in wastewater.... Read More
Welcoming the challenge of cleaning multiple aluminum alloys. Recently, a leading manufacturer of high-value parts for the aerospace industry ran into a cleaning challenge – namely, the cleanliness of parts going through its vacuum brazing process. The existing process was falling short – and experiencing a high field failure rate. Compounding the challenge was a large variation of aluminum alloys and forming processes of the parts. ... Read More
Like us, we are sure you are experiencing an increase in freight costs and, if you ship on an LTL basis, you may also be experiencing more delays and longer lead times. At Hubbard-Hall, we have seen an increase in freight charges of anywhere from 8 to 24% over the last 12 months, depending on the type of freight, the length of the haul and the efficiency of the route. Note, these are not fuel cost increases, but freight cost increases driven essentially by the current trucker shortage.... Read More
For those of us of a certain generation, we have watched the products we use and consume transform before our eyes. Between technologies that have brought changes to anything we can hold, or that can hold us; or refinements to processes that have made these products cleaner, safer, and better, we live in an era where transformation is the rule – and not the exception.... Read More
By monitoring the cleaning tank and down line tanks, here are some practical observations to consider: insufficient emulsification capability of the cleaner, with relatively short service life of the working bath; oils and grease dragging down the line; poor cleaning; oily and discolored plating barrels; excessive downtime and consumption of waste treatment chemicals, all related to frequent cleaner dumps.... Read More