Southern States Chemical is the largest ISO 9001 Certified manufacturer/supplier of Sulfuric Acid for industrial use in the Southeastern United States. we serve our customers from production and terminal locations in Savannah, GA and Wilmington, NC, which operate and serve 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The ability to manufacture and ship from three strategic locations allows us to consistently meet our customers’ sulfuric acid demands effectively and efficiently. We offer sulfuric acid that meets the specifications of the food chemical codex, as well as NSF water treatment certifications.

Southern States Chemical is a family owned and operated company. Reliability, quality of product, and service are our goals.



Southern States Chemical announces a new sulfuric acid import terminal in Wilmington, NC. This additional import capacity will enhance supply reliability throughout the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions of service.



After increasing its import storage capabilities, Southern States Chemical receives its first full vessel, the MTM Fairfield, and imports 20,000 tons of acid in Savannah, GA.



Construction of Tank #11 was completed.



Dulany Industries is announced as the winning bidder for the former 1600-acre deepwater Tronox site, including the operating sulfuric acid plant, in Savannah.



Southern States Chemical announces its new Wilbara plant is operational as of December 15, 2010, at 8:44 pm. Located at 4620 Hwy 421 North in Wilmington, NC, Wilbara solidifies Southern States Chemical’s position as the premier industrial producer/supplier of Sulfuric Acid on the East Coast.


September 10

Southern States Chemical breaks ground on the Wilbara Plant in Wlimington, NC.

September 1

Southern States Chemical receives ISO Recertification.



Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer purchases seven waterfront acres adjacent to its Savannah facility, thereby creating a 105-acre industrial facility with direct access to deepwater for the construction of a second berth.


Sulfuric acid experiences an unprecedented worldwide shortage and begins an upward pricing trend. The price of Sulfur and the price of Sulfuric acid reach extremely high levels. This condition will remain throughout the remainder of 2008 until the major worldwide recession finally impacts the market.



Southern States Chemical moves key components of the Baraboo plant to Wilmington, NC. The new plant will be built approximately five miles to the West of our existing Wilmington facility, produce 525tpd, and supply excess steam to a neighboring chemical plant.



Southern States Chemical gains an increase in acid to market for Kerr-McGee (Formerly Kemira).



Southern States Chemical purchases key components and designs of the Baraboo Munitions Sulfuric Acid Plant in Wisconsin, and begins plans to construct a new acid plant in Wilmington, NC.


November 26

Southern States Chemical receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification.



Southern States Chemical completes its first acid import terminal tank. It can now receive imported sulfuric acid via vessels.


The Duval tank in Savannah, GA, is rebuilt into a 16,000 ton capacity sulfuric acid import tank, and we receive our first vessel from Germany into Savannah in January 2002. Southern States Chemical now has production units and an import terminal in Savannah, as well as production units and an import terminal in Wilmington, NC, thus giving the company unparalleled flexibility to take care of its customers.

May 18

Southern States Chemical purchases the Wilmington, NC, sulfuric acid facility from KOCH Sulfur Products. The company now produces and markets over 500,000 tons throughout the Southeastern United States. Southern States Chemical enters the import business in Wilmington with the assumption of the lease arrangement (on 15,000 ton tank) with Chemserv Terminals.



Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer shuts down fertilizer production.


Dulany Industries is formed to act as the parent company over wholly owned subsidiaries Southern States Chemical, SeaGate Terminals, LLC and Southern States Phosphates and Fertilizer.



F. Reed Dulany, III purchases control of the company and is elected President and Chairman of Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer.


March 20

Key D. Compton is named President of Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer Company.


August 11

Jack D. Lee is named President of Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer Company.


June 11

Franklin Reed Dulany, Sr. passes away. F. Reed Dulany, Jr. becomes Chairman and President.


June 30

The Chamber sulfuric acid plants are shut down.


October 9

Sulfuric Acid Contact Plant No. 2 begins production.

March 18

F. Reed Dulany Jr. is elected to the Board of Directors.


October 18

Sulfuric Acid Contact Plant No. 1 begins production, and the company markets sulfuric acid to the industrial sector for the first time. Previously all of the acid produced was used internally for fertilizer manufacturing.

June 29

Construction begins on the Fertilizer Granulation Plant.


August 13

Reed Dulany, Jr. marries Susan Strobhar.


October 5

Franklin Reed Dulany, A. Douglass Strobhar (President of Southern Fertilizer & Chemical Company), Richard Heard and W. Howard Read purchase Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer. Mr. Dulany is elected Chairman and President.


The Savannah Fertilizer Plant is built.


August 29

Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer, Augusta, Georgia, is incorporated by Frederick B. Pope.


Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer Company is founded.