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In 1976, a bright chemist by the name of Richard Beaupre left his chemical research job to start a new company based on his development of an environmentally friendly etching process that stood the industry on its ear. Starting with jewelry findings, and later applying the technology to industrial parts, he soon applied this process to decorative ornaments and bookmarks, building his business customer by customer over the next 35 some years. 

Since those early years, ChemArt has blossomed into the premiere photochemical etcher in the US. One thing remains constant: the products are more than just shiny trinkets to share at holiday time. Each tells its story to eyes and ears that understand its special message — laughter, nostalgia, gratitude, and more. 

The majority of ChemArt’s products are customized to an individual organization, serving such varied industries as medical, non-profit, education, museums, retail shops, and even aerospace and engineering.

Since its inception in 1976, ChemArt has chosen to keep production in the United States to ensure that their products live up to the high-quality standards their customers know and expect. ChemArt is a fully integrated company combining multiple technologies — etching, plating, screen printing — under one roof to control the quality of the decorative and commercial products they make. As the official manufacturer of the White House Christmas ornament, they take pride in the fact that all products are 100 percent handmade in the USA. 

At ChemArt, they feel strongly about the advantages of a US supplier. Their roots are from the Blackstone Valley region of New England where the Industrial Revolution took seed. The advantages of working with ChemArt are numerous:

• Over 35 years of experience in a niche process
• Proprietary applications
• Fair and competitive prices 
• Rapid turn-around time 
• An ability to respond to any customer need
• Customer satisfaction that meets and exceeds its customer’s expectation
• A world class on-time delivery record unparalleled by their competitors
• A design staff that makes a concept a reality 
• Fully integrated company that controls all processes from start to finish; utilizing quality standards throughout the process
• A culture that rewards innovation 

ChemArt has many well respected clients; among them are the White House Historical Association, State of Texas Capital Restoration Board, the Clinton Library, Federal and State Government Offices and Departments, as well as their own line of elegant ornaments. 

ChemArt is not just a behind the scenes entity. Stock product oriented to regional themes, holidays, and niche customizable options are readily available through retail distribution. The ChemArt line remains true to its heritage — classic, elegant and eye-catching — where design is timeless and craftsmanship superior.

While its core business is ornaments, ChemArt also offers a variety of customizable solutions including page clips, bookmarks, suncatchers, lapel pins, invitations, plaques, architectural signage, jewelry components, business card cases, and more. ChemArt’s products are made on the premises and manufactured from solid brass. The products can be then be finished in sparkling 24 karat gold, silver, or a variety of other metal finishes. They can also be screen printed with up to 19 different colors. Each piece is assembled by hand and beautifully gift boxed. Like every great gift, ChemArt’s timeless mementos recall the history of families and friendships. From the hand of the giver create an enduring bond for life. These are truly keepsakes that can be used year-round and are limited only by your imagination.

Looking to the future, ChemArt is positioned for a very bright one. The ability to bring new and innovative products to the market is part of that vision. ChemArt is also launching a brand new website this year which will include an ecommerce portal for wholesale ordering. They also plan to expand this ecommerce portal to consumers in 2013. Lastly, ChemArt is currently embarking on an International strategy, launching product in Israel in Q4 2012. 

Always 100 percent handmade in the USA.

Contact Information:

ChemArt Company
15 New England Way
Lincoln, RI 02865

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