The Silicon Review
“With over 45 years in the industry, we have built and grown relationships across the board. This means we can leverage relationships to get things done when no one else can.”
Bill Moore started Rinchem Company, Inc. in 1976 by providing chemical waste management services in Albuquerque, NM. By 1990, the company expanded its service repertoire to store chemicals with a large, local semiconductor manufacturer and manage chemical waste for several DOD agencies. Rinchem thrived and eventually broke the threshold for 100 employees and the $10 Million annual revenue mark by 2000. The following year, Rinchem made the strategic switch to focus solely on third-party logistics services.
Rinchem grew its domestic footprint by opening several chemical warehouses domestically to support its 3PL services. The company continued to grow its network within chemical logistics to specifically support the semiconductor industry by opening two more warehouses internationally by 2005. Rinchem also acquired three transportation asset companies, expanded its freight forwarding services, and developed its proprietary supply chain management software, Chem-Star®. In 2021, Bill Moore sold Rinchem to the private equity firm, Stonepeak. The company continues to manage some of the most complex supply chains in the world by providing 4PL services primarily for the semiconductor industry.
Presently, Rinchem serves clients across industry verticals, including semiconductor, chemical manufacturers, spec gas, life sciences, personal care, paints and coatings, and pharma. The company is also continuing to expand by building new warehouses in Malaysia, Surprise, AZ, and Cornelius, OR.
The Silicon Review reached out to Chuck Breinholt, CEO of Rinchem, and here’s what he had to say.
“For Rinchem, how we manage the supply chains goes beyond a simple transactional relationship. We work to be a partner that can provide the level of attention our customers require. Our industry knowledge, expertise, customer service, reliability, compliance, and relationship management are what set us apart.”
“We work to hyper-communicate with our customers, so they have visibility into what’s happening within their supply chain. With over 45 years in the industry, we have built and grown relationships across the board. This means we can leverage relationships to get things done when no one else can.”
Rinchem has also developed a culture of problem-solving. In a world where something seems to go wrong daily, it’s crucial to have a skilled team who have high attention to detail and can come up with creative solutions.
“We have a veteran staff of experts who bring a deep level of knowledge to their jobs. They know what levers to pull when and how to continually move the puzzle pieces to get what our customers need done, when they need it done.”
Moreover, Rinchem can leverage its global buying power to maximize efficiency and bring costs savings as it transports goods worldwide.
Chem-Star®: A Warehousing & Transportation Management
Chem-Star® enables inventory visibility across Rinchem's network of warehouses. It utilizes GPS tracking for the company’s customized, over-the-road fleet of tractor/trailer units to ensure the visibility of customer loads.
Chem-Star® gives contracted customers access to view their inventory across Rinchem, add and remove statuses attached to their inventory, and submit inbound/outbound warehouse-to-warehouse transactions.
“For our integrated customers, they can work within their native systems to seamlessly send transactions and receive responses.”
Chem-Star® is available to customers 24/7 through a secured web-based interface that offers many different real-time inventory queries and reports. Rinchem also employs radio frequency technology to improve warehouse receiving, picking speed, and accuracy.
Pull Model: Total Materials Management
Rinchem can manage all aspects of its customers’ supply chain. This provides logistics reliability and reduction of supply line risk, in addition to increasing the company’s logistics buying power as opposed to a supplier’s siloed approach.
Rinchem offers the following suite of services.
Global Warehousing: 1) Public Warehousing, 2) Dedicated Warehousing, 3) Hazmat/Refrigerated, 4) On-site Services, 5) Distribution Centers, 6) Pick & Pack Services, 7) Bonded Warehousing, and 8) Consolidation & Cross-Docking
Global Transportation: 1) Refrigerated Transportation, 2) Hazmat Transportation, 3) FTL/LTL, 4) Bulk Transport, 5) Cross Docking, 6) Local Delivery, and 7) Expedited Shipping.
Logistics Technology: 1) Warehouse Management, 2) Transportation, 3) Freight Management 4) Systems Interface 5) Network Optimization, and 6) Performance Measures.
Freight Forwarding: 1) Air & Ocean Freight, 2) Transport Capabilities, 3) Door-to-Door Shipping, 4) Port Warehousing, 5) Transport & Drayage, 6) Container Preparation, and 7) Customs Documentation.
Testimonials: Clients Speak
“I wanted to take a moment to provide feedback from the audit that was done of Rinchem's delivery procedures. Rinchem employees did a rock-solid job and did not miss one step. I would like to thank you for having employees who consistently follow procedures and always keep safety in mind.” — Chemical Commodities Manager, a major semiconductor manufacturer
"We needed a company that had the experience to manage hazardous chemicals and could ship orders quickly in an error-free manner. Rinchem exceeded my expectations." — Director of Logistics, a major supplier to commercial printing industry
Chuck Breinholt | CEO
Chuck joined Rinchem in 1997 as Business Development Manager (BDM) to lead Rinchem toward a supply chain and logistics concentration. Chuck excelled in a broad range of the firm’s global transportation and logistics positions, including BDM, VP of Sales and Marketing, Executive VP of Operations, and President before becoming CEO and President in 2021.
Chuck’s strategic vision and comprehensive knowledge of all lines of business is instrumental in Rinchem’s aggressive growth (internationally and domestically) and strategic acquisitions to expand the company’s service area footprint.
Chuck has an uncanny knack for asking the right questions, an MBA from MSU, and when he’s not leading Rinchem to its next success, you can find him spending time with his family, skiing, or training for triathlons.