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Ennis-Flint and Quest Construction Announce Strategic Partnership

Thomasville, NC

Industry-leading manufacturers, Ennis-Flint and Quest Construction Products, announce strategic partnership to optimize products and support for specialized markets in the Americas

Agreement outlines paths forward for Ride-A-Way™ Coatings, StreetPrint®/StreetBond® Coatings, and StreetHeat® Infrared Heaters and Grids

Charleston, SC and Thomasville, NC, June 3, 2014 -- Quest Construction Products, LLC (QCP) and Ennis-Flint have entered into a formal strategic partnership to more effectively meet market demand and customers’ expectations aligned with capabilities, experience, and know-how: a mission both companies share. This path forward relates primarily to the companies’ product offerings and support to the government and contractor markets responsible for maintaining, striping and marking streets and highways, parking lots, and walkways on public roads as well as private and commercial properties. The plan is simplistic in its separation of responsibilities to better serve the industry. “We are simply bolstering our relationship with Ennis-Flint for which we have been supplying product for a number of years. Now, we can minimize the cross-over of calling on the same customer base by allowing our respective sales teams to do what they do best within the primary markets and segments our companies each serve,” said Charlie Van Gelder, Executive Vice President of Quest Construction Products.

Ennis-Flint will exclusively provide the specialty coating product Ride-A-Way™, manufactured by QCP, for bike lanes, bus lanes, and other preferential lane treatments regulated by the FHWA for public roadways. QCP will focus on decorative, cool pavement, and asphalt preservation coatings for private and commercial properties such as parking lots, schools, plazas, and walkways. QCP will market these products under the brands StreetBond® and StreetPrint®, a former Ennis-Flint brand which has transitioned to QCP by means of this strategic partnership. “Encouraging each of our sales forces to focus on enhanced support to these defined market segments allows us to deliver the value and performance our customers deserve. It’s a win-win, and I’m not talking about the benefits for our two companies. I’m referring to the fact our customers win because we can minimize overlap of products in the marketplace while clearly providing the best, proven solutions in the specialty coatings markets,” said Andrew Liebert, Vice President Sales of Ennis-Flint. In addition, Ennis-Flint will continue to manufacture and supply stamping grids and infrared heaters under the StreetHeat™ brand for decorative crosswalks and traffic calming treatments. QCP will be the distributor of these products to their network of certified applicators for StreetBond®/StreetPrint® coatings.

While the agreement is not a merger between the companies, it is a partnership by which the respective sales forces will maintain a very close relationship and line of communication with each other. “This partnership allows greater market penetration so that every inquiry from customers and prospects gets to the right person as a result of our constant dialogue across market segments,” said Mr. Van Gelder of QCP. Over the coming weeks, updates will be made accordingly to the companies’ websites and support collateral.
 


About Quest Construction Products, LLC

Quest Construction Products is a subsidiary of Quest Specialty Chemicals (QSC), a leading specialty chemical company family engaged in the formulation, manufacturing, and marketing of coatings designed to repair, restore, and preserve the assets of its customers. With operations headquartered in Charleston, SC, and additional manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Walled Lake, MI, Massillon, OH, Gnadenhutten, OH, Charleston, SC, Phoenix, AZ, and Biggleswade, Bedfordshire (United Kingdom), Quest serves a variety of industries, including the automotive aftermarket, general industrial, and commercial re-roofing markets. QSC is privately held and operates three wholly-owned divisions: Quest Automotive Products, Quest Construction Products, and Quest Industrial Products. For more information on the Quest Specialty Chemicals family, visit www.Quest-SC.com

Media Release Contact: Michelle Carlin 855.817.3082

About Ennis-Flint

Ennis-Flint is a worldwide leader in the traffic safety and pavement marking industry providing the most comprehensive lineup of pavement marking solutions on the market today. From traditional paints and thermoplastics to high-performance formulas and plural components for roadway striping and preferential lane treatments as well as preformed thermoplastic for transverse markings, streetscape crosswalks and traffic calming treatments, and custom horizontal surface signage, you can find Ennis-Flint products on roads and highways, taxiways, runways, parking lots and in all kinds of commercial, contractor, governmental, industrial, airport and architectural settings. Headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina and with manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe as well as strategic worldwide sales locations, Ennis-Flint’s products help motorists, cyclists, pilots, and pedestrians move in the right direction...safely. For more information on Ennis-Flint, visit www.ennisflint.com.

Media Release Contact: Zina Brooks 336.475.6600

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