GAC News

GAC Hires Rebekah Knowlton as HR Director

GAC Chemical Corporation, referred to as “Maine’s Chemical Company”, is pleased to announce that Rebekah Knowlton has joined the company as Human Resource Director. Rebekah is from Deer Isle Maine.  She is a graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta with a B.S. Public Administration degree and a Human Resource Management Certificate.  In addition, […]

GAC Welcomes Eric Madachik as EHS Director

GAC Chemical Corporation, known as “Maine’s Chemical Company”, is pleased to announce it has hired Eric Madachik as Environmental Health and Safety Director. Eric is originally from Northeast Ohio and a 1992 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis.  He has 30 years of EHS experience in various […]

Bonnie Smith Devine Scholarship Award Winner

On May 25, 2023, Sebastian Krumbholz from Searsport High School was the tenth recipient of the $1,000 scholarship from GAC Chemical Corporation. The award is the Bonnie Smith Devine Scholarship given in her memory. Bonnie was a former GAC employee who made many valuable contributions to the company during her short tenure. With the support […]

GAC Chemical Hires Shawn Albert as Senior Sales Manager

GAC Chemical Corporation, referred to as “Maine’s Chemical Company™”, is pleased to announce that it has hired Shawn Albert as Senior Sales Manager. Shawn is originally from Madawaska, Maine and is a 1999 graduate from the University of Maine in Orono with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He has spent his 20 year career […]

GAC helps at Habitat for Humanity in Searsport

Waldo County Habitat for Humanity is building another home in Searsport, Maine. The Searsport home is the second house built on land donated by the town. Habitat for Humanity fundraise for all the materials and the cost of building the house, along with donated lumber, windows and other construction material to help keep the cost down. GAC Chemical […]

GAC Passes GMP Scored Audit

The need to improve was primarily driven by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which was signed into law in January of 2011. The act aims to ensure the US food supply is safer by shifting the focus from contamination response to prevention. Today, most food manufacturers, including our food grade ammonium sulfate customers, […]

Searsport Chemical Manufacturer Celebrating Employee Ownership

A chemical maker in Searsport is celebrating employee ownership. The transition took place for folks working at GAC Chemical Corporation on June 23rd. We’re told the sale was a collaboration between the company, the Small Business Association, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, and others. GAC makes products for water and waste water treatment, as well […]

GAC Chemical Corp. becomes an employee-owned company

GAC Chemical Corp. has joined the ranks of prominent Maine companies such as Cianbro and Sargent Corp. that are owned by their employees. The Searsport-based company announced on Monday that its founder and owner, James A. Poure, was selling his ownership in the business to GAC’s employees by way of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, […]