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Shepard Bros.

February 04, 2014 17:42 ET

Shepard Bros. Posts Another Record Sales Year in 2013, Poised for Significant Growth in 2014

Premier Supplier of Specialty Chemicals and Services Closes 2013 With Impressive Growth, Looks Ahead to Expansion in Operations and Personnel

LA HABRA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - Shepard Bros. -- a family owned, premier supplier of custom specialty chemicals and application support services, serving a wide variety of industries and markets throughout the United States -- finished fiscal 2013 with positive year-to-year sales growth, posting a new record high sales total for the company. Overall the percentage growth rate of 4.7% for Shepard Bros. was more than twice the year-over-year growth rate of the U.S. economy as a whole. This strong showing in 2013 continues the long-term growth trend for Shepard Bros., which has continuously expanded its sales at an average rate of 6.2% per year for the last 10 years. To keep pace with its rapid growth, the company added a second manufacturing shift and expanded its workforce by 9.0% in 2013.

"Shepard Bros. growth in 2013 places us in a favorable position as we enter 2014," says Ron Shepard, CEO of Shepard Bros. "We've paved the way to expand our facilities and added more talented professionals to our workforce. In 2014, Shepard Bros. will continue to provide extraordinary, innovative service to our customers seeking chemical products and services."

Looking forward to accelerated growth in 2014, Shepard Bros. has budgeted for an additional 10% increase in personnel and initiated a major expansion project targeted at establishing a manufacturing facility in Northern California. This new facility will join the existing business locations, including the 63,000 square feet headquarters in La Habra, California, as well additional production, warehousing and distribution points located in Portland, Oregon and Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Since its founding in 1976, Shepard Bros. has worked closely with customers to develop advanced chemical technologies that improve their operations and profitability. This approach to meeting needs through new product development has resulted in the company's diverse and constantly growing product selection. The company's scope of services has also grown dramatically from its dairy industry roots. Today, the product offering reaches eight major business areas, covering cleaning and sanitation chemicals for the food and beverage industry; specialty chemicals and functional materials for a variety of end-use industries; commercial laundry and textile products; hand care and janitorial cleaning supplies; water treatment products and maintenance services for cooling, boiler and wastewater application; dairy farm cleaning and sanitation chemicals; custom manufacturing and packaging services; and food ingredients.

In 2014, Shepard Bros. will remain invested in enhancing its products and services for the wide array of industries it serves. A strong customer commitment not only provides leading edge, quality chemical products, but also superior technical services and rapid follow-up support. At Shepard Bros., clients get the assistance they need, whenever they need it.

ABOUT SHEPARD BROS: As a trusted business partner, Shepard Bros. is a leader in delivering quality, custom chemicals and services to meet the process needs of customers throughout the United States. With clients in various industries, Shepard Bros. stays at the forefront of innovative practices to deliver technologies that will improve client's operations and profitability. Expanding from its roots in the dairy industry, Shepard Bros. now offers products in eight key areas: Food and Beverage, Specialty Chemicals, Commercial Laundry, Water Treatment, Animal Health Care, Compounding and Packaging, Food Ingredients, and Hand Care and Janitorial Supplies. With a customer-focused mission and a commitment to product development, clients can count on Shepard Bros. to deliver the results they need. For more information about Shepard Bros., visit www.shepardbros.com.

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