What we do today bears little resemblance to the reason our company was founded in 1924. However, in one very important way, we have remained true to our heritage over the intervening decades. While we have grown and changed from a small refinery in eastern Kentucky to a leading global specialty chemical company with customers in more than 100 countries, we have been – and always will be – as much about the relationships between people as we are about the relationships between chemicals.
With fiscal 2013 sales of $7.8 billion, Ashland is a member of the Fortune 500* and S&P Midcap 400*. We provide specialty chemicals, technologies and insights through three commercial units: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Performance Materials and Valvoline.