About Us

Service, Technology and Value

Commerce Industrial Chemicals, Inc. was established in 1948. We began as a solvent distributor in Milwaukee, eventually expanding our service area throughout the state of Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and Northern Illinois. As times changed so did Commerce, numerous new product lines were added which have made us a major provider to the paint and coatings industry as well as the printing ink and plastics industries today. Commerce is a member of the Wisconsin  Paint and Coatings Association (WPCA), Northwest Society of Coatings  Technology (NWSCT), American Coatings Society (ACS), Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), Independent  Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW), Metro Milwaukee Association  of Commerce (MMAC), Management Resource Association (MRA), Better Business Bureau (BBB) and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The employees of Commerce are loyal and  well versed in products and operations.  They are also active in  trade associations as well as civic groups. 

Let us introduce you to a full service line of specialty chemical raw materials!

Commerce Industrial Chemicals offers a  full line of materials for the Coatings, Adhesive, Plastics, Printing  and Metal Working markets.  Commerce offers solvents, containers,  iron oxides, inorganic fibers, extender pigments, metallic pigments,  titanium dioxide, corrosion inhibitors, organic pigments, effect  pigments, dyes, calcium chlorides and more. Featuring industry  leaders such as BASF, Hoover Color, Venator Corporation, WPC Technologies, Aarbor Colorants Corportion, Purity Zinc, R.T. Vanderbilt,   Interstate Corporation,  Occidental Chemical, Cleveland  Steel Containers, KLW, Paragon, B-Way, Fibre Drum Corp just to name a  few. 


Providing quality service for over 60  years with industry leading principals, technical expertise and  exemplary customer service. 


Our mission is to provide a combination  of service, technology and value to our customers.


We provide the market knowledge and  technical expertise to work through problems for solutions that are  right for our customers.  We take the time and have the dedication to  see a project through.