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Maroon Group is a world class distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America. Founded in 1977 and based in Avon, Ohio, Maroon Group is comprised of several regional operating companies focused on specific markets and geographies. Each operating company leverages a common infrastructure of industry leading technology, value-add services, global sourcing & logistics network, and a commitment to Creating Customer Success®. This operating philosophy has enabled Maroon Group to offer its customers, principal suppliers, and employees with national capabilities while maintaining a local focus.
Maroon Group’s expansive infrastructure is leveraged by our operating companies to service customers across multiple industries.
Maroon Group executes a multi-tiered growth strategy focused on organic growth and strategic acquisitions. This has resulted in an organization that is one of the fastest growing companies in our industry. Core to our strategy is Creating Customer Success® and all aspects of our business supports this mission.
Our suppliers count on Maroon Group’s technical sales and support teams to drive value through our extensive customer network. We have the team and infrastructure in place to deliver results. With more than 40 account managers, six regional customer service centers, and a network of more than 35 warehouses located throughout North America, our business is built around service and providing value to our customers and principal suppliers.
Through strategic acquisitions, Maroon Group is aiming to (i) strengthen its leading position in its existing markets and (ii) diversify into new, complementary end markets & geographies by acquiring best-in-class specialty chemical distributors. Maroon Group’s entrepreneurial culture provides tremendous flexibility as it relates to the transactions we evaluate. Large or small, independently owned or corporate divestitures, industrial products or natural ingredients – each situation presents a potential opportunity for Maroon Group to improve our service level, expand our market expertise, and add talented employees with a common commitment to our customers, suppliers, and communities.
Preserving Your Company’s Legacy is Paramount
Founded as a family-owned business, Maroon Group remains committed to preserving the legacies of each of the regional companies in the Maroon Group portfolio. Our acquisition strategy centers around growth and making the investments required to sustain growth. We’ll always evaluate opportunities to make operations more efficient and improve service, but our priority is not slashing costs or taking out competitors. We aim to be good corporate stewards, prefer to be transparent in our approach to acquisition, and strive to maintain the legacy of our acquired, regional companies.
Maroon Group’s culture and focus on exceptional service is a great fit with CNX. We look forward to being part of a rapidly growing organization with enhanced resources available to support our employees, customers, and principal partners.
Jay McHugh and Bill Ward, CNX