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Worthen's constant drive for innovation, investment in our teams, and forward-thinking leadership has taken us from a one-product operation in 1866 to an expansive number of solutions serviced through twelve customer focused business units.



Worthen Industries began in 1866 as Union Paste Company (UPACO). We have since grown to offer fifteen distinct product lines, but we keep the original values of our family-owned company alive.

We embrace sustainability and operate in a fully responsible manner according to our Corporate Values. And, of course, we take care of our employees and our community in the same way we would take care of our own family.



We honor our customers and their need for fast and accurate solutions. Our mission is simple: to exceed their expectations. After 150 years in the industry, we know how to meet your needs.

We provide value to our customers by being dynamic and “can do” when they present us with their unique needs.



Worthen Industries' success is built on the simultaneous pursuit of economic gain, environmental quality, and worker-community health. Sometimes this is called corporate social responsibility; we just call it our responsibility.

We are committed to working with our customers and suppliers to apply innovative and sustainable environmental practices in our design, production, and distribution processes. We have several success stories from when we combined our passion for sustainability with our ability to creatively achieve customer goals.



Worthen Industries 300+ employees are among the best and brightest in our industry, and we have programs in place to support their physical and mental wellness as well as foster professional growth.

Safety is non-negotiable and our number one priority. Our extensive safety program is driven by our goal to be an accident-free work environment.In addition to our comprehensive employee benefits and our Employee Assistance Program, we offer our employees a Wellness Coach to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

We invest in our employees professional development and recognize when they go above and beyond to deliver value to our customers. After all, they are our best asset.



We don’t sell products--we sell solutions. That means when you present our team with a challenge, we are committed to finding you the answer.

We have the resources of five production facilities and twelve Business Units at our disposal to tackle those problems that other companies won’t.

We employ a systems-thinking approach to every challenge, so you can count on us to evaluate all cost, environmental, safety, and end-customer factors during R&D and testing.



Although we are a worldwide company, the Worthen family takes pride in the local communities where we operate.

Worthen Industries is an active supporter of nonprofit organizations and associations. We encourage employees to participate in events that not only promote employee wellness, but also give back to their communities, such as walks and road races. We sponsor our employees for multiple events each year, like the Nashua Soup Kitchens Walk & Run for Food & Shelter each April, as a part of our Worthen Owns Wellness program.

Our employees are our companys best ambassadors. They are encouraged to become involved in local community organizations to help make the world a better place.


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