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The Kuehne Company was founded in 1919 by the Kuehne family in Newark, New Jersey. In 1965 they built their first chlor-alkali plant in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1972, they moved their manufacturing facilities to Linden, New Jersey. Soon thereafter, they acquired Marzahl Chemical and moved their manufacturing and offices to South Kearny, NJ.

In 1987, they formed a separate company called Kearny Barge Company, Inc., and started transporting bleach and caustic via barge. Kuehne acquired The Chloramone Corporation in 1989, and a year later shipped their first barge of sodium hypochlorite. Kuehne added another barge to their fleet in 1997 – The CASOH – to transport Castor Oil, and in 1998, Kuehne built its second chlor-alkali plant in Delaware City, Delaware.

kuehne companyKuehne continued to grow in 2000 by purchasing the chlorine and sodium hypochlorite business from Delta Chemical Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland. Kuehne commenced the manufacturing of their “Strong Bleach” in 2002, and in 2010, they announced the development of a new, state of the art, brine to bleach facility in South Kearny, New Jersey, which started up in April 2015.

In 2019 Kuehne acquired the BTB manufacturing plant from New Haven Chlor Alkali.

Our Mission

To provide a dependable supply of the purest water treatment products through innovative process design and people-centric business practices.

Committed to Quality, Health, Safety, Environment & Security


  • We strive to meet or exceed our customer’s requirements and expectations.
  • We actively participate and communicate with interested parties to determine their needs and expectations.
  • We comply with applicable regulations and requirements.


  • We encourage wellness among our team members and within our communities.


  • We promote the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care ®.


  • We protect the environment and are dedicated to the prevention of pollution.
  • We incorporate sustainability into our system processes.


  • We develop goals and objectives that are compatible with the context and strategic direction of the Company.
  • We value continual improvement of our quality, health, safety, environmental and security management systems.


Committed. Innovative. People-Centric. Since 1919

Kuehne Company continually focuses on innovative methods, policies and strategies to meet our customers’ needs while reducing impacts to our environment, our natural resources and the social and security needs of our society. Examples of our innovation include:

  • Development of proprietary processes and methods for complete utilization and recycling of resource inputs
  • Development of processes and practices to reduce environmental and security impacts
  • Development of processes and practices to achieve zero or near zero emissions
  • Advancing technologies for the treatment of water and wastewater
  • Systems for employee development, fulfillment and advancement

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