History

United Mineral & Chemical Corporation, is a leading importer/exporter and distributor of High Purity Metals, Pigments/Colorants, and Chemicals. We have been providing manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia with high quality products for over 65 years.
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A Brief History

United Mineral & Chemical Corporation is Established

UMC was formed initially as an importer and distributor of Raw Mica Splitting’s (thus the Mineral part of the name).

During a stressful era of world unrest, Alexander Lipetz with his brothers Sam and Emanuel emigrated from Eastern Europe, through Western Europe and landed in New York with a host of other immigrants.  They brought with them their education and a keen sense of the raw materials needed for the electronic business.

UMC was formed initially as an importer and distributor of Raw Mica Splitting’s (thus the Mineral part of the name).  Mica was considered as a strategic mineral in those days as it was used as an insulator, not only in common household devices (such as fuses), but for many military weapons as well. UMC was a valued partner of the USA government initiative whereby the Stockpile was formed.

For the ensuing 40 years, located on Hudson Street in Manhattan, UMC rode the wave of products that went from the Electrical Industry, to the Electronics Industry, and finally onto the new age of the semi-conductor.  During this time period, many overseas producers of materials viewed the US market as a place ready for their products, but they had no way to introduce them without help.

UMC, who had become well known for their ability to import, market and distribute sophisticated products, became a welcome partner to these overseas makers, in many industries, not just semi-conductors.  As the need for pigments, chemicals and plastic additives grew, so did the portfolio of UMC products.




OUR HISTORY

A modern distributor, in a modern world, while keeping our family values


In the mid 1980’s, after the passing of the original UMC ownership, the family estate decided it would be best to sell the company to an entity that not only had similar business interests, but similar values.  Thus, an offer was made by Mr. Jacques Leviant (ICD Group International) to the UMC Estate, to purchase the business. Shortly after the ink dried on the deal, UMC was moved from its original location to Lyndhurst, NJ.

Since that time, during the past 35 years, the Leviant Family (Jacques, and now his son Alexandre) has made this early philosophy prosper.  In our new location, not far from the first location we moved to in Lyndhurst in 1987, UMC has become, as its mission statement says, “A modern distributor, in a modern world, while keeping our family values.”




Headquarters

UMC Corporate Headquarters located at 160 Chubb Ave. Suite 206, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
+1 (201) 507-3300

www.umccorp.com

inquiry@umccorp.com

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