Magnablend - Your total chemistry solution with over 700 facilities located around the world

Corporate History

Magnablend, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Univar, specializes in custom chemical manufacturing, blending, and packaging. Magnablend manufactures products based on each customer’s own formulations and specifications, but can assist in the development of new formulations as well.

The company was formed in 1979 by David and Darlene Pendery. After building a successful organization for 32 years, David and Darlene retired in 2011. Scott Pendery, joined the company in 1993 to help manage and grow the business. He served as Operations Manager until 2001 where his various responsibilities included facility oversight, regulatory compliance, supply chain management, sales, and key account management. He was the Chief Operating Officer between 2001 and 2011. Scott oversaw the expansion from a single facility in Waxahachie, Texas to five facilities in Texas, and operations in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and North Dakota.

In 2011, Magnablend recapitalized the company in partnership with an investor group consisting of TGF Management Corporation, Austin Ventures, and Cotton Creek Capital. The recapitalization has supported Magnablend’s continued growth and geographic expansion.

In 2012, Magnablend was acquired by Univar, a global leader in the distribution of chemistry and related services. Magnablend functions as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Univar and continues to operate out of its existing facilities.

Univar is an excellent partner for Magnablend due to similar approaches to the market, very strong customer relationships, and a focus on providing high value-added services and deep industry expertise to customers. The combination creates synergy by providing enhanced services for our customers, better geographical coverage, and improved economies of scale.

What our customers say

“Oil and gas is a very unpredictable industry. We need product in remote places, overnight in some cases, and Magnablend always makes it happen!”