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Cal Chlor History

Simply put, we are the world’s leading authority on dry
calcium chloride packaging and distribution.

Cal-Chlor Corporation was founded in Opelousas, Louisiana, in 1982 by owner and CEO Mark Hanna. Originally a warehouse facility for calcium chloride products, the location was upgraded in 1983 to become a full-line repackaging facility that primarily served the oil and gas industry in North America. Shortly thereafter, Cal-Chlor partnered with Dow Chemical as the company’s exclusive supplier of calcium chloride and emerged as Dow’s exclusive worldwide marketing arm for the oil and gas industry.

In 1985, Cal-Chlor added grinding capabilities to the Opelousas facility to produce calcium chloride powder. Cal-Chlor 94-97% powder has grown exponentially over the years to become a major product line for the organization. In 1996, Cal-Chlor acquired an existing repackaging operation in Ludington, Michigan, and invested more than six million dollars upgrading the facility. This plant is strategically located near Occidental Chemical and provides technical and food grade packaging capabilities, as well as a new grinding operation that was completed in 2013.

Cal Chlor History

In 2005, Cal-Chlor constructed the company’s third location, a repackaging facility located in Piscataway, New Jersey. The facility is used exclusively for contract ice and snow-related blending and packaging. In 2009, Dow Chemical sold its calcium chloride business to Occidental Chemical. Cal-Chlor’s relationship with OxyChem as a contract packaging customer and supplier of calcium chloride-related products continues to be the company’s most important strategic asset.

Since its inception more than three decades ago, Cal-Chlor has experienced exceptional growth. The expansion of the United States shale oil and gas developments has provided significant momentum to continue our vision of strategically aligning with major service companies serving the U.S. and international markets. Our overall growth strategy is continuously evolving around our core fundamental principal of “specializing” commodity based businesses – and no other company in the world has achieved this success.

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