Stories

Our company foundation has been built on bringing culture to the forefront of everything we do and utilizing it effectively. Together, Trent and Chase have consistently focused on growing our company while maintaining a positive attitude and energy, throughout. That focus has enabled us to apply Culture Index to its full potential, internally for our employees as well as for applicants who are interested in our company. Culture Index gives us a technique to understand the behavior, interpersonal skills, and abilities of our applicants and employees to ensure they are positive, happy, and fulfilled in their roles.

We win with integrity. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people and companies tried to enter the disinfectant and/or hand sanitizer market. As a specialized chemical blending and distributing company, we have access to the raw materials needed to produce EPA regulated disinfectants. However, the requests from different companies were for a blending of “knock-off” disinfectants, that are not EPA approved. Our technical team realized it would not have been processed the right way and we opted not to sell.

One gallon can make a difference. One tote can make a huge difference. From the sales side, we have the 1 or 1000. We sold a tote of hand sanitizer to a company in Florida which was distributed to 5-10 nursing homes.

The teams across all three companies – Element, Mission, and Sharp – came together and stepped up to the game during the COVID-19 pandemic. With new people, new talents, and a new challenge, we turned an oilfield plant around in a matter of weeks to procure raw materials to produce high-quality hand sanitizers.

There are many companies out there that are hesitant to pursue certain markets because they are afraid of the regulatory or the rules that they have to overcome, for example, when manufacturing hand sanitizer. At Element, we are innovative. We have the “whatever it takes” mentality and we do it with integrity. Although our specialty is in oilfields, we have studied and developed new documents and worked with the FDA to produce high-quality hand sanitizers for people in need. We go where the market takes us, and we are not afraid to take on any type of challenge. 

During the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a much-needed and high-volume process to make hand sanitizer. Within 2 weeks, we put together a team, assembled the equipment, and built an entire plant.