Ennis-Flint’s acquisition of Weissker business adds glass bead manufacturing to its product portfolio
Thomasville, NC, September 11, 2014 -- Ennis-Flint, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of pavement marking materials, announced today the acquisition of the North American glass bead manufacturing business from Weissker Manufacturing, LLC, a Weissker Group company, widely recognized globally for their expertise in research, manufacturing, and performance. This announcement comes on the heels of other recent merger and acquisition news from Ennis-Flint. These transactions along with major capital investments further solidifies Ennis-Flint’s dedication to serving and leading the market toward improved shared roadway user networks with the most comprehensive line of pavement marking materials and electronic control products for the traffic safety, access, and rail industries.
Steve Vetter, CEO and President of Ennis-Flint, said, “With an already diverse product offering engineered to meet the demand for an array of high-quality materials priced to meet a range of budgets, adding glass beads to our product portfolio is a practical next step to serve our customers as the source for their pavement marking solutions.”
Having developed an excellent working relationship with Ennis-Flint over the past few years, Weissker’s Vice President of Manufacturing, Kevin Stanley adds, “As we combine the proven ‘know-how’ of both companies related to beads and materials, we know our customers deserve and expect quality, service, and delivery. We’re working together to ensure a seamless transition.” As part of the Ennis-Flint team, Kevin Stanley will continue to manage the glass bead manufacturing operation for Ennis-Flint.
Over the coming weeks, updates will be provided to the Ennis-Flint website and support collateral.
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.
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