Welcome to American Niagara


American Niagara, initially American Custom Chemicals, was founded by the Barocas Family in 1971. Father, Sam Barocas (1904-1975) funded his sons and their partner, Don Plunkett. Ervin Barocas (1941-2011) along with younger brother, Vic and partner Don Plunkett (1936-2009). Their goals were simply to put together a true chemical manufacturing facility. All three had chemical sales backgrounds. They soon hired Dr. Raymond Wilson, a noted textile chemist and chemical formulator to oversee all manufacturing. In 1977, they merged into Niagara National (now ZEP) headed by Larry Frank, under the d/b/a American Niagara. Then, in 1995 they merged into Apparel Sourcing Group. Soon after, the Barocas Brothers bought out their partners and the surviving brother, Vic is today CEO emeritus while sons, Scotty is President and son, David directs specialty sales and traffic. Their COO is Albert Cohen along with Jack Arogeti, C.P.A.

We proudly cater to a wide range of industries with special attention to the screen printing in the United States and apparel industry on a worldwide basis. When you work with American Niagara you are guaranteed to be working with a screen printing supply company that has unique knowledge of the industry. American Niagara only sells premier, dependable screen printing supplies so your customers can walk away with quality screen printed products. We have an extensive catalog of adhesives, inks, spotters, tapes—all the materials you need to produce top notch products for your customers. We also provide supplies to other industries including: Screen Printers / Upholsterers / Mattress Manufacturers and Retailers / Garment Mills / Dry Cleaners - Furniture Manufacturers - Laminators - Embroiderers / Asbestos Abatement / Carpet Mills - Tailor Shops - Textile Manufacturers – Lapidary and Gemstone Specialists, and more,. We take our customer’s needs very seriously, knowing that the better we do for you, the better you will do for your customer, and in return will continue to do business with us.


Our products are available through 141 dealers, distributors and importers worldwide. If you have any questions on any of our products, or if you want to become a dealer or if you want to contact your nearest dealer, please contact: Scott Barocas - [email protected]

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