Editorial: Advance Research Chemicals an asset to Tulsa area
BY World's Editorials Writers
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
9/18/12 at 3:02 AM
For 25 years, Advance Research Chemicals Inc. and its founder "Doc" Dayal Meshri have had a strong and successful relationship with the Tulsa area.
Meshri's story is truly a celebration of the American dream. The India native came to the United States to pursue an education and stayed to found, along with two colleagues, a company that does business worldwide and employs 90 people at the Port of Catoosa. It is now one of the world's largest producers of specialty fluorines and inorganic fluorides used in a variety of products from iPods to dryer bars and batteries.
The company also has plants in Mexico and research and production facilities in India. ARC makes more than 300 chemicals used in the semiconductor, electronics, energy storage and pharmaceutical industries.
When Meshri decided to start his company, he made his pitch in 1986 to the Port of Catoosa to join its incubator program. Port Director Bob Portiss decided to take a chance on a small company, and it has paid off for both.
Meshri has, indeed, lived the American dream. However, it was no fluke. Meshri says that "there is simply no substitute for hard work."
He has proven that. And along the way he has made a significant impact on Tulsa's economy and its people.
Twenty-five years is a milestone for any company. For Meshri and ARC, we hope it's just the beginning.
Original Print Headline: 25 Years