Ashland Enlists Distribution Expert HORN to Support Oil and Gas Market

HORN and Ashland align efforts and resources to better support U.S. customers.


LA MIRADA, Calif. – June 24, 2016 – HORN, North America’s premier distributor of specialty chemicals and raw materials, today announced a new addition to its portfolio of best-in-class specialty suppliers serving the oil and gas industry. Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) has aligned with HORN as its exclusive distribution channel partner to distribute all its product lines sold into the oil and gas segment throughout the U.S.

“The addition of Ashland’s line to our oil and gas product portfolio is a monumental collaboration built on history, trust and a continual move towards progression,” said Parry Foskett, vice president, HORN Advanced Materials. “The aligned efforts and resources that stem from this collaboration is a testament of our combined dedication to improve support to our valued customers in the industry. We are enthused by this new alliance and are eager to execute success for our customers and supplier partners alike.”

Ashland is a recognized leader in water-soluble polymers used by oil and gas service companies to produce drilling fluids, drill-in fluids, oil-well cement slurries, completion and work-over fluids, fracturing fluids and production systems. Products include synthetic, cellulose and guar-based products, as well as additives for invert drilling muds.

“We are confident that HORN, with its team of experienced technical sales professionals in oil and gas, is the right fit to improve our service, market presence and growth in this important business segment for Ashland,” said Andreina Rojo, sales manager, North America, Ashland. “The HORN team is knowledgeable of our core product lines and applications, and is positioned to successfully serve the oil and gas industry across the U.S. with strategically located warehouses throughout the country, including Dallas and Houston.”

HORN will begin distributing Ashland’s oil and gas product line effective July 1. This new agreement is an extension of HORN’s 20-year history representing Ashland in the U.S. coatings and construction business segments.

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About HORN

Established in 1961 as The E.T. HORN Company, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-expert and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., its specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units: Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials, Nutraceuticals, Care Elements, FoodTech and Animal Wellness.

For more than 50 years, HORN’s entrepreneurial approach to customer service embraces challenge and opens opportunities to reinvent and improve on traditional business models. HORN ranks in the ICIS Top 20 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders and is an employee-owned/ESOP company.

Contact 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com for more information.

About Ashland Inc.

Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. We use good chemistry to make great things happen for customers in more than 100 countries. Visit ashland.com to learn more.

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