Building a Better World Through the Science of Chemistry

November 12, 2019

Maroon Group, a North American distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, is proud to support the Chemical Education Foundation's (CEF's) You Be The Chemist Challenge®. This exciting regional competition, hosted in Cleveland, Ohio, is a collaborative, multilevel academic competition that celebrates the science of chemistry and inspires students to explore the field of chemistry, as well as STEM careers.

Taking place this winter at the Lake Erie Science Center in downtown Cleveland, qualifying teams of students in grades 5 - 8, will complete in a quiz-bowl format where they collaboratively answer timed short-answer questions. The winning teams advance to the national level competition held in Houston, Texas.

Through our dedication as a responsible and sustainable company, Maroon Group is proud to sponsor organizations contributing to the building of a positive chemistry community and world, such as the CEF.

"As a part of the chemical industry, I think it’s really important to help nurture and elevate the young innovators who will be the brain power of the STEM community in the future," Sarah Banfield, Maroon Group Regulatory Specialist and CEF's Greater Cleveland Area Challenge Organizer, said. "Growing up in a community that helped ignite and foster my passion for science at an early age, I am excited to now get to play a role in this important program and cultivate the education and exploration of chemistry in today’s young minds."


Maroon Group,, is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America. Based in Avon, Ohio, Maroon Group has thrived on creating success for customers by forming partnerships with leading manufacturers and supplying consistent products on time. Customers in the CASE, Plastics, Specialty Intermediates, CARE, HI&I, and Canadian markets have come to rely on Maroon Group's technical sales team, exceptional customer service, and global sourcing capabilities.