About Our Company

Operating Since 1969

Since 1969, the J R Hess Company has been committed to the responsible development, marketing, and distribution of specialty chemicals and raw materials, catering to a diverse and ever-expanding range of industries.

We offer a unique blend of value-added services, including formulation assistance, custom blending, and technical consulting tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Our Location

Located in Cranston, RI, JR Hess Company serves customers throughout New England with our own fleet of trucks and reliable third-party carriers. We also ship nationwide and, in some cases, internationally. Whether catering to local and regional markets or a national and international customer base, we ensure timely and efficient delivery tailored to the specific needs of each project and material.

Our Facilities

We pride ourselves on our facilities designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Our operations are housed in dedicated buildings, each optimized for specific functions, including raw material storage, chemical repackaging, and blending/formulating.

Key Features of Our Facilities:

Specialized Storage and Handling: Our distribution warehousing is equipped to handle and store chemical raw materials for a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals. Rigorous third-party auditing ensures we meet the highest standards required by our customers.

Advanced Blending and Formulating: We operate heated blending vessels with tank truck loading capabilities, allowing us to accommodate bulk orders of custom blends as well as small volume requests. Our flexibility in manufacturing processes is one of our core strengths.

Collaborative Customization: In partnership with ST Labs, our associated manufacturing entity, we tailor our processes and specify equipment to fit specific blends, ensuring that we meet the unique requirements of each customer.

Commitment to Compliance and Quality: JR Hess Company is dedicated to maintaining compliance across all aspects of customer relations and regulatory entities. Our active testing laboratory and evolving procedures ensure we keep pace with our customers’ product development.

Markets Served

We serve a variety of markets, including:

  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Automotive
  • Cosmetics/Personal Care
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • HI&I
  • Inks and Coatings
  • Life Sciences
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water Treatment