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Accident at GM Marion Metal Center, Indiana


CONSHOHOCKEN, PA -- July 1, 2014: Quaker Chemical Corporation announced that, earlier today, there was a reported explosion at the GM Marion Metal Center in Marion, Indiana. A number of workers were injured, including one fatality. We have received confirmation that this fatality was an employee of Quaker Chemical Corporation.

"Right now our heartfelt sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with this employee's family and the other injured workers and their families," commented Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Quaker Chemical. "The safety of our associates, and those who work with them, is of paramount importance to us. We understand that GM has initiated an investigation, and we will work with GM and government agencies to understand what occurred."

Quaker Chemical provides inventory management and other contract services at the site.