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Horn Co. opens new corporate facility

Horn Co. opens new corporate facility
The 50-year-old, employee-owned specialty ingredients distributor formerly known as E.T. HORN opened a new 120,000-square-foot facility in La Mirada, Calif.


Now known as simply HORN—formerly E.T. Horn—a premier distribFacility HORNutor of specialty ingredients and materials, the company is building on its long tradition of excellence. For the first time ever, HORN brings the leadership of its six self-sufficient business units together to work collaboratively in a new corporate facility.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, employee-owned HORN opened its new 120,000-square-foot facility in La Mirada, CA, providing a consolidated site for corporate leadership while retaining and supporting individual manufacturing or warehouse sites for each business group. Extensive use of glass throughout the contemporary new site creates an open environment that stimulates the active exchange of ideas on which Horn thrives. The expansive central lobby, offices and work space as well as numerous conference rooms provide greater capacity and comfort for colleagues, partners, principals and customers.

In honor of its milestone golden anniversary, the company hosted a series of private events in September, including a formal celebration for special guests and a company-wide event.

“I joined HORN when it started in 1961 and we pioneered the approach of providing our partners with transparency,” stated CEO Gene Alley. “HORN has grown considerably during that time, but we still retain that special bond of trust and openness with our principals, customers and colleagues. I’m thrilled to commemorate the success of the past 50 years by opening this beautiful new facility as we look forward to more milestones in the future.”

Partnering exclusively with the world’s leading chemical and ingredient companies, HORN’s exclusive focus on selected industries mirrors the six groups into which its business is organized: Nutraceuticals, Coatings and Building Materials, Advanced Materials, FoodTech, Essentials, and Animal Wellness. Its specialty ingredients are used in numerous products from coatings, building materials, nutraceuticals, foods, cosmetics and personal care products to animal foods and supplements. Horn serves regional distributors and both national and global partners.

HORN’s success results from a unique vision: attracting highly skilled colleagues, representing only the finest quality products, and “going the extra mile” in supporting its partners. It is known for its technical expertise in all of its business groups. The company has grown to include 150 employees, many of whom will now be based at the new facility.

About Horn

Employee-owned/ESOP Horn is one of North America’s largest distributors/marketers of raw materials and specialty ingredients for use in its Nutraceuticals, Coatings and Building Materials, Advanced Materials, FoodTech, Essentials and Animal Wellness groups. For additional information, contact the company at 800-442-HORN or visit


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