Celebrating over 100 years as a family-owned business.
What’s happenning at Kuehne?
From safety milestones to personal triumphs – we’ve got a lot to share.
Kuehne wins Lt. Governor’s Challenge Delaware Health Leader Award
Kuehne Company’s employee health-promoting program, Wellness Wednesdays, has been recognized with a 2022 Lt. Governor’s Challenge Delaware Health Leader award. “By creating the Wellness Wednesdays program,” said Lt. Governor...
Halloween at Kuehne
Kuehne celebrated Halloween with an office & workspace decorating contest. In the New Jersey plant, taco treats were served in the fleet maintenance garage as well, giving everyone ample opportunity to...
Kuehne Implements 5S Systems in South Kearny
Over the summer, team members from various departments of the South Kearny Kuehne Company facility gathered on the third floor of the Brine-to-Bleach building for a one-week training in 5S. The training...
This month, I am pleased to introduce you to Mr. Clyde Gallagher, who has been a vital part of the Kuehne Company family for 16 years. Working as an A Operator in the Delaware Plant, Mr. Gallagher is...
Kuehne Donates Lab Equipment to Local High School
Kuehne Company recently received a letter of thanks from Mr. Leo Macdonald M.Ed., an AP® Chemistry and Chemistry Teacher at New Hope Solebury High School in New Hope, Pennsylvania. When Ms. Azade...
In the control room of the South Kearny Brine to Bleach facility, Rudi Fernandes sits quietly monitoring the operations of the plant. Born in a small town in Portugal, Rudi moved to the US about 20 years ago, where he finished...
South Kearny Safety Day
First, I would like to say, that this day was successful, due to the incredible Team we have here at Kearny. Not only did the Safety Squad participate with the activities, but others went out of their way...
Kuehne New Haven Company Cookout
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the New Haven crew had a nice time gathering together with a few of the South Kearny folks for a cookout in the plant. Violet Herring coordinated the event with the assistance of...
Keeping Our Communities Safe with CHLOREP
Kuehne Company recently sent five courageous members of the production team to participate in a CHLOREP training at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. The training involves two days of classroom learning,...
One of the people who makes Kuehne Company a great place to work is Salesman Ken Carola. In his 34 years with Kuehne, he has played a critical role in enhancing community safety by working with municipalities to educate them...
Kid’s Day 2022
Thursday, April 28, 2022, was Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Kuehne employees in both the Kearny, New Jersey and New Castle, Delaware facilities participated by bringing their children and...
Work is a Picnic
Last Saturday, April 30, 2022, Kuehne Company once again hosted our annual picnic. After more than two years of postponing social functions due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was great to see such a crowd...
Kuehne is excited to shine the spotlight this month on Relief Operator Lewis Crosse from our amazing New Haven family! A highly motivated team player, Lewis plays many important roles at Kuehne. Lewis grew up in Norwich,...
Horse and Carriage Makes a Comeback
Kuehne Company is excited to announce that we will be adding a new kind of delivery method for our products - horse and carriage tankers!!! Ken Carola, Salesman, is ecstatic to share the news with his...
Kuehne New Haven Lab Opens
Last month, Kuehne Chemists and others gathered in New Haven for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of our new laboratory. “I was thrilled to see the lab come to life,” said Azade Zare Tabibi, Kuehne’s Lab...
Jim Alexander – A History
Ladies and Gentlemen, please put your hands together on this special day for an amazing CDL Hazmat truck driver – Jim Alexander! Today, March 25, 2022, marks Jim’s 26th work anniversary with Kuehne...
Wellness Wednesday is back in 2022!
There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of good nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction. In an effort to promote health and well-being among Kuehne Chemical Company employees, we...
Maykel Alvarez Innovates Legacy Design
Kuehne Company is blessed to have so many brilliant engineers who help keep all three plants running safely and efficiently. One such engineer is Maykel Alvarez, an Electrical Engineer of Cuban origin who...
Dave Ramsey Kuehne Showcase
This month we will be shining the spotlight on Dave Ramsey as we celebrate his 30-year work anniversary here at Kuehne! Dave has been crushing it as our Delaware Plant Manager for the past year, keeping everything running smoothly through record...
David Miyamoto Kuehne Showcase
Meet David Miyamoto, a cheerful and forward-thinking Senior Chemist. David has been working with Kuehne for 5 years and has played an integral part in expanding Kuehne’s lab in Delaware. He frequently travels between the three...
Sean McNamara Kuehne Showcase
Sean McNamara has been working with Kuehne as a C Mechanic at the New Haven plant for a little over a year now. He began his career in the chemical industry when his girlfriend’s step-father encouraged him...
Kuehne Team Shines at Chlorine Institute Meetings
After two years of virtual meetings, caused by the pandemic, the Chlorine Institute had its Fall Meeting in Nashville TN, from September 20th to the 23rd. Kuehne Company was well represented by our three Plant...
Francisco Troncoso Kuehne Showcase
It is an honor to introduce this month’s featured employee, Mr. Francisco Troncoso, who has been driving trucks with Kuehne Company for eight years. Mr. Troncoso began his career as a diesel mechanic with...
Kuehne Celebrates Two Years of Excellence in Safety
Safety is our top Priority Delaware employees of the Plant Safety Committee. From left: David Ramsey - Plant Manager, Joey Wilson – Production Supervisor, Jill Drazek – Sr. HSES Manager, Duane Mitchell – A Operator and Bernis Garcia – Instrument Technician. Missing:...
Kristian Kobelski Kuehne Showcase
Kristian Kobelski is a B operator at Kuehne Company who has been working in the chemical industry for about 25 years. He began working with Kuehne in July of 2015 when the new brine to bleach facility was...
Healthy Selfie Challenge
Last week, Kuehne Company challenged its employees to send in at least 2 healthy selfies to encourage everyone to finish strong in this summer’s company-wide Wellness Wednesday initiative. Mario Cifuentes and his wife, Sharon, enjoying a 10 mile hike at...
Jose Gonzalez, pictured above on the far left, is an expert Fleet Maintenance Mechanic at Kuehne Company's New Jersey facility. But it turns out that Jose has another skill in his back pocket that he has been sharing with his coworkers - that of a health and...
The Dream Team
In a recent diagnostic training day, the New Jersey fleet maintenance mechanics welcomed the Delaware team to their facility. Steve Gehrlein and others in the transportation department are pleased to see how the mechanics are building relationships while...
Wellness Wednesday Recipe Winners
As part of Kuehne Company’s Wellness Wednesday Initiative, everyone was challenged to cook a healthy Braised Chicken with Chestnuts recipe and submit pictures of their masterpiece. Congratulations to the Prata, Leyrer, and George families for being the first three to...
Kuehne Company Launches Wellness Wednesday Summer Initiative
Kuehne Company is proud to announce a summer wellness initiative in which employees will receive healthy snacks and other wellness items such as sunscreen and reusable bags. In partnership with Cigna®, Kuehne is working to promote healthier lifestyles in a...
Say hello to Kuehne Company’s expert planner, organizer, and administrative genius – Jessica Bandera. Don’t let her small stature fool you. This little boss lady helps all the men in Operations stay up to date on upcoming trainings, certification renewals, and...
EPA Approves Kuehne Bleach as an Effective Virucide
Kuehne Sodium Hypochlorite Solution (bleach) is proven effective against viruses such as those identified in the SARS, MERS and COVID strains. Analytical Lab Group concluded that a ten-minute exposure to Kuehne Sodium Hypochlorite Solution (bleach) achieved...
Kuehne Company uses Manufacturing Byproduct for Downstream Benefit
One of the byproducts that is created by Kuehne Company’s bleach manufacturing process is hydrogen gas. In an ongoing effort to reduce waste and increase sustainability, Kuehne Company has engineered a system to capture and reuse the hydrogen gas byproduct as...
Kuehne Bleach Passes NSF/ANSI 60 Evaluation
Kuehne Company recently received testing for Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach) from NSF International. All 3 Kuehne locations passed the NSF/ANSI Standard 60 testing for drinking water treatment chemicals. NSF International is an organization...
Meet Jamie Marsh
Jamie Marsh, Kuehne’s Plant Manager in New Haven, is a pensive and observant man. You would never guess that he recently set a new world record racing his nitromethane-powered Honda. When you get to have a conversation with Jaime, it is immediately clear that...
Rayan Carter was recently promoted to Fleet Maintenance & Equipment Supervisor for the Kuehne Company Transportation Department. Ray’s accomplishments as Lead Mechanic in the Delaware Fleet shop made his promotion an easy decision when it was decided to put one...
KUEHNE COMPANY CARES ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Kuehne Company spends lots of time looking out for the community. Here are letters of appreciation from some of the charities we support.
MANUFACTURING CARES: KUEHNE COMPANY HELPING FEED HUNGRY NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS
This local Manufacturer Donates $5,000 to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States, news became grim. Manufacturers in New Jersey were able to remain open, but only through the combined efforts of the entire industry and the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP). Besides the bit of good news that New Jersey would consider all manufacturing “essential”, there haven’t been many stories highlighting the resilience of the industry and the kindness of the community.
Kuehne Company, a manufacturer in New Jersey was able to add some beauty to an ugly situation. They produce industrial chemicals like bleach, caustic soda, and chlorine. This manufacturer gave back in an amazing way. The company raised $5,000 for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey through the ‘Manufacturing Cares’ food drive. Every dollar donated equals three meals. Over 15,000 meals will be able to be distributed through the Community FoodBank of New Jersey because of their efforts.
There are thousands of New Jersey residents that go hungry each day. Many of which are children. During times of crisis, it’s easy to forget about this underserved community. When companies like Kuehne and NJMEP combine efforts, incredible contributions are possible.
NJMEP spoke with William Paulin, Co-President of Kuehne to see why the company felt so strongly about giving back to their local community.
Q: What made your company want to put in so much effort behind this initiative?
A: Kuehne has always been in the community servicing industry. Our products ensure that New Jersey, as well as Mid-Atlantic and southern New England regions residents, have clean drinking water. Therefore, when NJMEP let us know that there was a substantial need at the New Jersey Food Bank we felt compelled to provide financial assistance.
Q: Do you want to highlight any efforts from individuals on your team?
A: Kuehne has always been very proud to be part of the first responders for hazardous spills in Region 1 vis Chlorep Emergencies. Annually our emergency response team sends trainers as well as receives training at the Mississippi Fire Academy. Kuehne is chair of the Chlorine Institutes packaging committee as well as being part of its board of directors. Kuehne wants to thank all of the mission-critical workers for continuing to come to work every day to produce and deliver the products to the region ensuring that there is uninterrupted healthy drinking water.
Kuehne is not a stranger to giving back. Paulin stated, “Kuehne has provided financial assistance to the local police and fire department for a rescue boat and to assist with funding a new fire engine. Kuehne has adopted a section of a highway in New Castle Delaware. Last year, for Kuehne’s 100 Year Celebration, we packaged personal care bags for the military. Beyond what Kuehne has done in the past, currently, there appears to be a need for disinfectant cleaners at hospitals. Kuehne was approached by a CCNJ member to provide bleach and they would package it to distribute to hospitals at no cost. Kuehne is reaching out to other partners in CT and DE to see if there is a need as well.”
Up to this point, this Manufacturing Hero committed $5,000 to NJMEP Manufacturing Cares Food Drive. They have hopes of making another contribution in May for the same amount. These contributions are invaluable. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey equates every $1 donated to 3 meals for a person in need. Through this donation Kuehne alone was able to contribute 15,000 meals to food insecure New Jerseyeans.
Paulin’s passion for helping support his local community was evident. He explained that this is not the first nor the last charitable contribution the company would make. “Kuehne has been a family-owned, New Jersey-based company for 100 years and has always believed in community and family. Knowing that community and family are most important, it is the civic duty of Kuehne to provide assistance to our local communities when there is a need. Kuehne will continue to do its part through this unprecedented need,”.
Manufacturing businesses all throughout New Jersey are stepping up in a variety of ways. Some are retooling to manufacture Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry, others are contributing to their local food pantries, and all are working to keep their business open ensuring that the economy continues forward. New Jersey manufacturers, especially those part of the complimentary ‘Made in New Jersey’ program have been highlighted as MFG Heroes since the pandemic began. Kuehne is the embodiment of what makes up a MFG Hero and NJMEP is grateful for the work they continue to do.
Over the past year, the Manufacturing Cares Food Drive has raised over $21,000 in support of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. These funds have provided tens of thousands of meals for hungry New Jersey residents, many of whom are children. Anyone can contribute to the Virtual Food Drive. For more information on how to help, visit this link and get started.
Kuehne Company 100 year celebration Conclusion
The 100 year celebration concluded with the annual holiday party in December. The evening was a stellar event with a full orchestra, prizes, great food and fellowship. The employees received a commemorative back pack. A sincere thank you to all the Kuehne employees whose hard work and dedication made this event possible.
Kuehne Company Open House
Kuehne’s 100-year celebration continued with two Open House events held in South Kearny, NJ, in September, and Delaware City, DE, in October. The gatherings provided an opportunity for customers, suppliers and government officials to recognize the significant 100-year milestone, with an emphasis placed on the contributions and achievements of our employees. New Jersey and Delaware legislatures provided proclamations and resolutions to Kuehne’s management team. Many thanks to all the volunteers and members of the 100 Year Committee who made the events a success.
Kuehne Company’s Annual Picnic
The Kuehne Company’s annual picnic was held on August 17, 2019, at Lums Pond State Park in Delaware. Kuehne employees, friends and family continued the celebration of our 100-year anniversary by enjoying great food, comradery and fun – a large moon bounce and slide for the children was a popular attraction! Tee shirts were given to all, and this year’s shirt might just be a collector’s item as it has the Kuehne 100 year logo.
A big Thank You to all the folks who worked so hard to make this event a success!
KUEHNE COMPANY ADOPTS A HIGHWAY
On Saturday July 27th , Kuehne Company employees and family members participated in the first adopt a highway clean-up. The company adopted a 3.3 mile stretch of road in New Castle County DE along Route 9 from Hamburg Road to Grantham Lane. The group spent nearly three hours cleaning the northbound side of the road and collected over 30 bags. The cleanup convoy was led by our new service truck “Big Red” which is equipped with flashing lights to notify oncoming traffic and keep everyone as safe as possible. Thank you to everyone who came out and helped.
Kuehne Company is Featured Superstar in Business by Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
Each year, the Superstars in Business program recognizes truly exceptional businesses in the state of Delaware and Kuehne Company is honored to be among the 4 businesses who received this distinguished award in 2018. The company was chosen “thanks to its legacy of innovation, customer service and commitment to community,” as well as “leading the way in chemical manufacturing.” Read our feature story in Delaware Business magazine to find out more.
The folks at Kuehne celebrated Halloween with a luncheon and costume contest. The costumes were all outstanding, which challenged the judges to pick winners.
2018 Holiday Party
New Corporate Office
3rd Annual Safety Committee Event
2018 Kuehne Picnic
Coyne Chemical Celebration
Paul Mandeville Retirement
2018 Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership
2017 Holiday Party
Kearny Fire Department donation – 2018
2017 Thanksgiving Appreciation Luncheon
2nd Annual Safety Committee Event
Coming Soon…TRANSCAER Training Tour: 2017 North East Tour
Take Your Kid To Work Day – 2017