Maroon Group - CARE History

Lincoln Fine Ingredients History

Lincoln Fine Ingredients was established in 1976 originally as OilChem, Inc. by founder Walter Martish, Jr. Oilchem, Inc., was recognized as a valued distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals servicing the leather finishing, textile, lubricant, janitorial, household, institutional and industrial industries. Inspirinig innovation and technology with sustainable initiatives, the company was renamed to Lincoln Fine Ingredients, Inc.

Lincoln Fine Ingredients combined distribution and manufacturing of specialty chemicals and ingredients to become a leader in delivering high performance based products to the pharmaceutical, nutritional, food, beverage, flavor, fragrance, cosmetic, personal care, household, institutional and industrial industries. Lincoln Fine Ingredients supplies planet friendly ingredients throughout the Northeast, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mexico and Canada. Lincoln became part of Maroon Group CARE in 2017.

Seidler Chemical

Seidler Chemical History

For over 100 years, the Seidler Chemical Company has served as a bulk chemical supplier, chemical distributor, blender and re-packager of quality chemicals and ingredients, and a trusted industrial, and lab chemical supplier. Now in its 120th consecutive year, Seidler Chemical operates in the great city of Newark, New Jersey.

Founded in 1896 by Alexander Seidler, the company continues to be family owned and operated, treasuring the values of the past while bonding to the pace and passion of today’s market place. Seidler became part of Maroon Group CARE in 2017.

CARE Timeline


Founder and Pharmacist Alexander Seidler establishes "The Alexander Seidler Drug Co."


Name changes to Seidler Chemical & Supply and extends products to Industrial market


Alexander's grandson Richard Seidler Jr. joins the company


Oil Chem founded by Walter Martish Jr.


Jim Noon joined Oil Chem


Walter Martish III joined Oil Chem


Seidler Chemical shifts focus to Personal Care market


Seidler Chemical enters Electronics market


Oil Chem renamed to Lincoln Fine Ingredients


Lincoln Fine Ingredients acquires Specialty Premier in Texas


Maroon Group LLC acquires Lincoln Fine Ingredients and Seidler Chemical