About Us

Our Capabilities

Distilled Spirits (Alcohol) Plant

The Warner Graham Company, established in 1921, is a full service DSP (Distilled Spirits Plant) and bonded distributor of pure ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and denatured alcohols for industrial use. We are centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic Region just outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

As a value added supplier, we provide convenient ways for our customers to purchase alcohol and solvent based products. Warner Graham supplies 190 and 200 proof pure alcohol USP, specially denatured alcohols and completely denatured alcohols, in various package sizes, including pints, gallons, drums, totes, and full tankers.

Specialty Chemicals

Warner Graham is involved in the manufacturing, blending, and packaging of specialty products, and the distribution of specialty chemicals and solvents. These include high purity solvents for the pharmaceutical and electronics markets, specialty ingredients for personal care products, and custom blends for a variety of applications and markets. We also blend and package finished products for use in coatings, automotive, animal care, and many other markets.

Distribution

Warner Graham is a distributor for Cremer Oleo, SASOL GmbH and Cryotech Deicing. We are the U.S. distributor for Cremer and Sasol lines of Specialty Products manufactured in Germany and Italy. These olefins, surfactants, and emollients go into the pharmaceutical, personal care, food and flavor, and household & industrial. For Cryotech, we distribute high quality anti-icing and deicing materials used at airports, highways, and bridges.

Services

Warner Graham operates a rail siding near the Port of Baltimore that serves as a transfer terminal for bulk rail deliveries. Due to our convenient location, flexibility, and the availability of special equipment, we are able to handle a diverse assortment of special transfers involving both bulk liquid and solid materials handling.

At our Cockeysville facility we have over 120,000 gallons of bulk storage, a quality control laboratory, and a white room for the production and packaging of products with special handling requirements. We have the expertise, facilities, and quality products to meet your needs for USP, NF, and cGMP products used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, food, flavor, fragrance and electronic applications.

Our History

Groundbreaking in Cockeysville (from left to right) George “Mitch” Riepe, Jr., Bill Cogswell, George Riepe, Sr., Clem Shinnick

Groundbreaking in Cockeysville (from left to right) George “Mitch” Riepe, Jr., Bill Cogswell, George Riepe, Sr., Clem Shinnick

The Warner Graham Company was originally founded as the William Graham Company, and was located in downtown Baltimore.  William Graham and his partner, Frank Warner operated the company as a naval stores and alcohol distribution outlet.

When Mr. Graham passed, Frank Warner took over the company. To honor William Graham and the excellent reputation the company had within the industry, the company name was changed to the Warner Graham Company.

Some years later, Frank Warner brought on his son-in-law, George M.S. Riepe, who would later take over the company after Frank’s passing.

It was during George’s leadership that the company relocated to its current location in Cockeysville, MD. The new larger site allowed them to expand the services and capabilities, adding more filling and bulk storage, as well as later expanding their bonded warehouse.

George’s son Mitch Riepe joined the company in the early 1970’s and took over the company in the late 1980’s. During his tenure as president, amongst many other forward looking projects, he began the process to expand the operation to our railsite in Baltimore.

Mitch passed in 1997 before he could see the project completed. The railsite was fully operational less than a year after his passing, with the company under the leadership of his wife Mary.

Their son, Alec, joined the company full time in 2001 and today serves as the president. He is responsible for all daily business operations, making him the fourth generation of the Warner Graham Company.