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.


Holland Chemicals | Maroon Group CARE

Holland Chemicals History

For more than 100 years, customers have come to depend on Holland for the most respected names in specialty chemicals at competitive prices. We stand behind our products and “partner” with customers and suppliers to develop quality control standards to meet the most stringent requirements. We are a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), and subscribe to the principals of the Responsible Distribution Process (RDP). 

Our chemical division offers in-house technical support. Our years of experience have yielded us an in-depth application database. We offer formulation assistance in the personal care, food, pharmaceutical, lubricant, metal working, corrosion inhibitors and other industries. Holland Chemicals became part of Maroon Group CARE in July 2020.

CARE Timeline


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

Seidler old car | Maroon Group


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

Pills | Maroon Group


Alexander's grandson Richard Seidler Jr. joins the company

Rich Seidler | Maroon Group


Oil Chem founded by Walter Martish Jr.

Oil Chem truck | Maroon Group


Jim Noon joined Oil Chem

Jim Noon | Maroon Group


Walter Martish III joined Oil Chem

Walter Martish | Maroon Group


Seidler Chemical shifts focus to Personal Care market

Cosmetics | Maroon Group


Seidler Chemical enters Electronics market

Circuit board | Maroon Group


Oil Chem renamed to Lincoln Fine Ingredients

LFI Logo | Maroon Group


Lincoln Fine Ingredients acquires Specialty Premier in Texas

LFI Logo | Maroon Group


Maroon Group acquires Lincoln Fine Ingredients and Seidler Chemical

Maroon Group logo | Maroon Group


Maroon Group acquires Holland Chemicals

Holland Chemicals | Maroon Group CARE