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PORTLAND, OREGON (July 26, 2016) Northwest Analytics, a leading provider of manufacturing intelligence and analytics software, today announced it has finalized an association partnership agreement with the Society for Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA). The agreement encompasses not only a wide variety of cross-promotional opportunities designed to increase the brand visibility of both organizations, but will also extend to cover industry networking and educational programs like the Manufacturing Leadership Forum.

"There are some very exciting and positive synergies with the Northwest Analytics partnership," said Lawrence D. Sloan, president and CEO of SOCMA. "NWA's industry leadership will provide unique opportunities to expand SOCMA's reach and further our mission of enhancing the operational excellence of our member companies."

A U.S. trade association established in 1921 whose members and affiliates represent the specialty chemical sector for companies of all sizes, SOCMA supports the industry with a variety of programs designed to increase public confidence and positively influence the passage of rational laws and regulations that impact the specialty chemical sector.

"SOCMA is a recognized voice and leader within the industry's efforts to enable safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible operations," said Peter Guilfoyle, Northwest Analytics' vice president of marketing. "Northwest Analytics is excited to be a key partner supporting SOCMA's vision and mission of accelerating the specialty chemical industry's overall growth."

Northwest Analytics delivers enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) and analytics solutions that enable personnel to identify, analyze and resolve potential process-related issues. NWA Focus EMI® is the first industry intelligence solution with a global analytics layer across all manufacturing process data sources that delivers complete visibility of process status and health at all levels of an organization through real-time dashboards and analytics-based alarms enabling role-based decision support for lower costs, increased yields and improved supply-chain control.

About Northwest Analytics, Inc.
Northwest Analytics, Inc. is a leading provider of manufacturing intelligence and SPC software solutions for manufacturers. NWA delivers real-time manufacturing analytics and visibility, SPC charting and enterprise reporting to 35% of the Forbes 1000 manufacturers and more than 5,000 manufacturing customers worldwide. NWA has focused exclusively on manufacturing for more than 25 years, providing a powerful, easy-to-use suite of manufacturing intelligence and SPC solutions that emphasize enterprise-wide integration, analysis and visibility. NWA is the partner-of-choice when it comes to helping its customers increase operating efficiencies and throughput, while delivering a fast and effective ROI. For more information, visit

Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world. Dedicated to specialty chemical manufacturers, distributors and affiliated service providers. SOCMA brings world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of its member companies.
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making it the leading authority on this sector.