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Last month we wrote about Chemstar participating in the Movember movement for the first time ever. Between me, Paul Werler and Chemstar, we pledged a total of $150 for each new moustache. We also agreed to donate $300 for the person who grew a perfect handle-bar moustache, which we affectionately dubbed the “Cornstar” recipient. Since […]

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Being a family-run business sets us apart from many of our competitors. We strive to provide that extra touch of personal service and commitment you don’t find with larger enterprises. With that in mind,  we thought you might enjoy getting to know a few of the personalities that help make everything run smoothly at Chemstar: […]

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Certain industries, such as paper manufacturing and charcoal briquetting, have historically bought and cooked raw starch for their production needs. While we understand the desire to manage your own supply chain, and in many ways admire it, there are direct and indirect costs associated with cooking your own starch. Operation of the boiler, maintenance of […]

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Last week America celebrated its independence from “sea to shining sea.” But while our products are produced in America’s heartland, they’re shipped to all corners of the world. Ensuring they are readily available to our customers outside of North America makes navigating those oceans an important consideration of our global logistics strategy.   Chemstar has […]

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We recently outlined the values that define our company. A perfect example of how we’ve used two of our values, Responsive and Squared Away, to guide our business decisions is our recent efforts to implement more effective Document and Process Management controls. We are listening to the needs of our oil and gas customers by […]

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This post is our final article for the month of April, which means it has been 12 months since we launched our Strictly Starch blog. During this span we’ve published 22 articles and written more than 9,500 words that describe how starch is a more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative for a variety of industrial applications. […]

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Chemstar has been in the starch production business for nearly 50 years. During that time we’ve opened three production facilities, each with unique production capabilities, product line focuses, geographic advantages and experienced starch engineers who put our science to work for our customers. Each facility is also undergoing exciting changes meant to increase capacity, enhance […]

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As we move into 2013 and begin a new chapter in the Chemstar story, it seems fitting to look back on our history of growth and recognize the turning points on our journey to becoming the go-to company for starch-based polymer solutions. The biggest influence on Chemstar’s growth has undoubtedly been our values. We’ve created […]

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There has been a growing commercial emphasis in recent years to “go green.” At Chemstar we kind of chuckle at this notion, as we’ve been the original “green company” long before green became a marketing buzzword. It’s not that we specifically set out to be “green.” Mother Nature did the majority of the work for […]

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Last week we took a break from our regular blogging schedule to celebrate Thanksgiving. At Chemstar, we take great pride in being good corporate citizens. Contributing to causes our employees are passionate about is one of the benefits of being a family-owned and operated company, a benefit that distinguishes us from others in our industry. […]

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