Chemtool Incorporated, founded in l963, is a privately held corporation that is dedicated to the manufacture, technical service and marketing of lubricant specialties. The core competency for Chemtool Incorporated is in water and oil based technologies for industrial applications world wide. Corporate headquarters are located in Rockton Illinois with production facilities located in Rockton Illinoisand research laboratories located in Rockton Illinois and Crystal Lake, Illinois, located northwest of Chicago. New manufacturing and laboratory capacity was built in 1997 in Milan, Michigan. An additional manufacturing facility was built in Tehachapi California in 1998. In 2002, Chemtool Incorporated opened its Diegem, Belgium, distribution facility for shipments throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
In August of 2004 Chemtool Incorporated purchased a 60,000 square foot facility in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. This facility houses the service and distribution division of Chemtool Incorporated and also manufactures its die cast lubricants, water treatment products and moldable ceramic product lines.
Chemtool Incorporated has made two acquisitions in the last 10 years. In 1992, Barrington Chemical was acquired. Barrington Chemical was a specialty cleaner and conversion coatings manufacturer based in Brighton, Michigan. This acquisition strengthened our industrial cleaner line and provided a presence in the Detroit marketplace. Also in 1992, Chemtool Incorporated acquired Metalcote: a specialty, private label manufacturer of lubricating greases based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Metalcote division manufactures private label greases and lubricants for a majority of the major oil companies, agricultural, and consumer markets.
Chemtool Incorporated conducts business domestically and internationally and enjoys close business relationships with some of the largest corporations in the automotive, steel, aircraft, and lubrication industries. We value our customers, employees, suppliers and the communities that we serve.