About Our Company

Delivering Specialty Chemical Solutions Since 1969

John R. Hess & Co., Inc. is committed to the responsible development, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and raw materials for a diverse and growing range of industries.

In addition to supplying innovative specialty chemicals, raw materials and formulations, we provide a unique blend of value-added services, including formulation assistance, custom blending and technical consulting.

Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, our distribution reach extends throughout the country and abroad.

With a customer base including multinational corporations, manufacturers and small businesses, we serve a range of markets and industries, including:

  • HI&I Cleaning
  • Personal Care and Cosmetics
  • Laundry and Fabric Care
  • Food & Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Composites
  • Textiles
  • Municipal Energy

Our flexibility, combined with unique sourcing and processing capabilities, enables us to offer an across-the-board source for our supply chain partners.

Supporting the chemical distribution industry.

As long time members and leaders of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), Hess proudly adheres to theĀ Responsible Distribution Process (RDP) and has received industry recognition for supporting chemical eduction and achieving excellence in environmental stewardship.