SOCMA will keep AlliedBarton up-to-date on the latest issues and best practices for the industry AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, announces its membership to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, (SOCMA) the leading international trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical market. The Washington-based SOCMA supports chemical manufacturers with commercial and networking opportunities, advocates for the passage of rational laws and regulations, and works to increase public confidence in the industry. "AlliedBarton understands that providing outstanding, consistent security services to the chemical industries requires an ongoing commitment to understanding the specific needs of organisations in this market. Joining SOCMA was therefore a natural fit," said Richard A. Michau, CPP, Vice President, Petrochem/Chemical, AlliedBarton Security Services. "Our new membership in SOCMA will keep us up-to-date on the latest issues and best practices for the industry, which will benefit our clients." As a proven leader in security services to the Chemical and Petrochemical markets, AlliedBarton's Chemical Petrochemical Security Officer (CPSO) initial and ongoing training program is specifically designed to ensure our security officers have the essential knowledge and skills necessary for these unique environments. "We are pleased to welcome AlliedBarton as our newest member company and look forward to their active participation in the organisation," said SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan.