WHERE ARE WE NOW?

While AB Specialty Silicones continues to process and heal from the tragic event that occurred on May 3, 2019, we want to reassure our customers and partners that we are open and have resumed operations. We will work with each individual customer to ensure we meet the high-quality service in which ABSS prides itself. If you have any questions, please reach out to your account manager.

MAY 3RD, 2019

Tragically, on the night of May 3rd, 2019 we lost four members of our AB family in an explosion at our plant:

Byron Biehn, 53, of Union Grove, WI. Byron was the 2nd Shift Production Supervisor, had been with AB Specialty Silicones for 9 years, and was an owner of the company.

Jeff Cummings, 57, of Kenosha, WI. Jeffrey was the 3rd Shift Production Supervisor and spent 7 years with AB Specialty Silicones.

Allen Stevens, 29, of Paddock Lake, WI. Allen was the 2nd Shift Chemical Operator, had spent 2 years with AB Specialty Silicones, and was an owner of the company.

Daniel Nicklas, 24, of Beach Park, IL. Daniel was a Quality Control Chemist and had been with AB Specialty Silicones for 8 months.

DONATION INFORMATION

We wanted to share information on how you can support the families and loved ones of Byron, Jeff, Allen and Daniel. The families’ official funds and donation organizations are listed below.

Byron Biehn:

If you wish to make a donation in Byron’s honor, his family requested all contributions be made to Bristol Fireman’s Association, Waukegan Fire Department, or St John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Jeff Cummings: GoFundMe

If you wish to make a donation in Jeff’s honor, his family requested all contributions be made to Lake County Responds for Veterans or Safe Harbor Humane Society.

Allen Stevens: GoFundMe

Daniel Nicklas: GoFundMe This campaign is complete and no longer active.