Trecora Resources, formerly Arabian American Development Company, was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1967. The Company’s principal business activities are the manufacturing of various specialty petrochemical products and synthetic waxes and the provision of custom processing services.
The Company also owns a 28.3% interest in Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company, a Saudi Arabian closed joint stock mining company which is in commercial production of copper and zinc concentrate and a 55% interest in Pioche Ely Valley Mines, Inc., a Nevada mining corporation which presently does not conduct any substantial business activity but owns undeveloped properties in the United States.
Our specialty petrochemical products segment is conducted through South Hampton Resources, Inc., a Texas corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Texas Oil & Chemical Co. II, Inc. South Hampton owns and operates a specialty petrochemical facility near Silsbee, Texas which produces high purity hydrocarbons and other petroleum based products including isopentane, normal pentane, isohexane and hexane which may be used in the production of polyethylene, packaging, polypropylene, expandable polystyrene, poly-iso/urethane foams, crude oil from the Canadian tar sands, and in the catalyst support industry. Our petrochemical products are typically transported to customers by rail car, tank truck and iso-container. South Hampton owns all of the capital stock of Gulf State Pipe Line Company, Inc., a Texas corporation, which owns and operates pipelines that connect the South Hampton facility to a natural gas line, to South Hampton’s truck and rail loading terminal and to a major petroleum products pipeline owned by an unaffiliated third party.
Our specialty synthetic wax segment is conducted through Trecora Chemical, Inc., a Texas corporation, located in Pasadena, Texas which produces specialty polyethylene and poly alpha olefin waxes and provides custom processing services. The specialty polyethylene waxes are used in markets from paints and inks to adhesives, coatings, and PVC lubricants. The highly specialized synthetic poly alpha olefin waxes are used in applications such as toner in printers and as additives for candles providing rigidity and retention of fragrances. These waxes are sold in solid form as pastilles or, for large adhesive companies, in bulk liquid form.