Water Tower at Sunset

about Jayhawk


JAYHAWK has a storied history and it forms the basis of who we are and what we do. Commissioned in 1941 as a munitions plant and nestled in the heart of the United States on more than 800 rural acres near iconic Route 66, JAYHAWK is proud of its entrepreneurial spirit which is firmly rooted in Kansas’ midwestern culture and business environment. 

A part of Evonik Industries since 2001, JAYHAWK combines the flexibility and agility of a smaller business with the resources of a global player in the specialty chemicals industry. JAYHAWK is perfectly positioned as the focal point for the company's global fine chemical custom manufacturing activities, empowering agrochemical and industrial customers to benefit from JAYHAWK's expertise in complex, multi-step chemical synthesis.

Just as the Kansas state flower symbolizes loyalty and longevity, so too does the water tower that has watched over the JAYHAWK site and its employees since its founding so many decades ago. Experience for yourself what makes doing business with JAYHAWK so special.

Route 66 on Pavement
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Borne out of Midwestern culture and honed over decades of commitment to our customers’ successes, JAYHAWK'S approach to business is rooted in these key principles:

PASSION for building strong and enduring relationships based on trust, honesty & open collaboration with our customer-partners.

INGENUITY in finding “solutions to customers." More than words, it’s an attitude and a commitment to troubleshooting problems, optimizing yields, delivering quality and productivity.

DEDICATION to integrating the customer’s product or process into our own production units, serving as an extension of your manufacturing operations.

So, whether you’re an emerging small business or a global Fortune 500 company, we’re here to assist you with a tailored solution at the best possible cost position.