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BBB Accredited Business since

Commerce Industrial Chemicals, Inc.

Phone: (414) 353-3630 Fax: (414) 353-3752 View Additional Phone Numbers 5611 W Woolworth Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53218

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This company is a wholesale distributor of supplies for coatings, adhesives, plastics, printing, and metal-working industries. Products offered include containers, iron oxides, inorganic fibers, extender pigments, metallic pigments, titanium dioxide, corrosion inhibitors, organic pigments, effect pigments, dyes, and calcium chlorides.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Commerce Industrial Chemicals, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Commerce Industrial Chemicals, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Commerce Industrial Chemicals, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: November 10, 2011 Business started: 01/01/1948 in WI Business started locally: 01/01/1948 Business incorporated 04/03/1967 in WI
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
400 Seventh St., Washington DC 20590
Phone Number: (202) 366-2519

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Fredric A. Michalski, Vice President Ms. Harriet Pedersen, Sales Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Fredric A. Michalski, Vice President
Business Category

Wholesalers & Distributors Absorbents Barrels & Drums Barrels & Drums - Equipment & Supplies Chemicals Kerosene Pails Cans Colors & Pigment Dyes & Dyestuff Solvents Zinc Oxide Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS: 424690)

Products & Services

Commerce Industrial Chemicals, Inc. sells the following brand(s): BASF, Hoover Color, Wayne Pigment, Aarbor International, Color Technology, Purity Zinc, R.T. Vanderbilt, Cortec, Interstate Corp., J Rettenmaier, Occidental Chemical, Cleveland Steel Containers, KLW, Paragon, B-Way, Fibre Drum Corp.

Hours of Operation
8am - 4:30pm
Service Area
Material can be shipped to the lower 48 states; direct sales territory includes Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Minnesota, and northern Illinois.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.