A new company has been formed by plumbing chemical companies Oatey Co. and Hercules Chemical Co. Effective as of 2002, Oatey Supply Chain Services Inc. will be the source for all Oatey and Hercules products, including Cherne, United Elchem, Cloroben and Arfco brands.

Oatey will provide customers multiple brands on one purchase or EDI order, resulting in lower order requirements, one comprehensive sales program, one shipment, one invoice, one sales rep and one complete source, although Oatey and Hercules remain separate companies.

Oatey SCS was formed for the sole purpose of driving down supply chain costs for all participants.