R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc. is a recognized leader in industrial and minerals, as well as in technical support. Vanderbilt is a privately held manufacturer and distributor which, through its subsidiaries, supplies a wide range of products to the petroleum, rubber, plastics, paint, pharmaceutical, ceramic, agricultural, personal care and household industries around the world.
R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. first opened its doors for business on Forty-Second Street in New York City in 1916. It was started by a thirty-one year-old named Robert Thurlow Vanderbilt who had $1,000 of his own, a $24,000 family loan, and a contract to sell clay for a company in the southern United States.
Vanderbilt has grown considerably in the intervening century, and in 2013 it was reorganized into a new corporation consisting of a holding company and a number of operating subsidiaries. These include Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC, which operates chemical manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and Connecticut, and primarily serves the petroleum, rubber, and plastics industries; and Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC, which operates mining and milling facilities in New York, the Carolinas, Nevada, Arizona, and California; and Vanderbilt Global Services, LLC, a shared services entity that provides support to the operating businesses. These companies supply products in the United States and in some eighty countries around the world. In addition to supplying its own chemicals and minerals, Vanderbilt distributes the products of other companies. The above entities are registered to the ISO 9001 standard, and are certified to The American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative.
Vanderbilt provides technical and marketing development services through its international subsidiaries: Vanderbilt Worldwide, Ltd., located in Nantwich, UK; Vanderbilt Asia Pacific, Ltd., located in Hong Kong, China; Vanderbilt (Beijing) Trading, Ltd. in China; and Vanderbilt Japan, LLC in Tokyo.
And so the Company has grown from year to year. Today we sell more than sixty categories of minerals and chemicals, made up of over 800 products, to twelve different industries: rubber, plastics, petroleum, paint, paper, pharmaceutical, agricultural, ceramics, adhesives, wire and cable, cosmetics, and household products.
The Company now has seven wholly-owned subsidiaries operating chemical manufacturing plants in Connecticut and Kentucky, and mining and minerals processing facilities in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, California and Kentucky.
In addition to our own minerals and chemicals, we distribute products of many distinguished companies under continuing contracts dating back to the mid-1920's. The Company employs 420 men and women, selling throughout the United States and in some 80 countries around the world. We expect our growth to continue. As long as we produce quality minerals and chemicals and render a useful service to our customers, there will always be a market for the products of R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc.