DuBois Chemicals Acquires Angler Industries

The acquisition increases DuBois' market share in cleaning, metal working and surface treatment in the Northeast U.S. while expanding global access to Angler cleaning and metal working fluids. 

DuBois Chemicals, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) has completed the acquisition of Angler Industries (Sterling, CT). The acquisition is a natural extension of the DuBois strategy to provide complete cleaning, metal working and surface treatment solutions for it’s diverse industrial customer base. The Angler acquisition will increase DuBois market share in the Northeast while expanding access to Angler’s metal working fluids and specialty cleaning products to a broad international market.

In a statement by Jeff Welsh, the chief executive officer of DuBois Chemicals, he noted “We have great respect and admiration for the business and reputation developed by Angler and we are very pleased to have such an excellent opportunity to invest and grow in the Northeast.  We look forward to continuing and building upon Angler’s well-earned reputation for outstanding customer support in their targeted markets”.

The addition of Angler to the DuBois portfolio expands manufacturing and laboratory capabilities, while offering the potential to further extend DuBois surface treatment and cleaning solutions to the Angler sales team and customer base. Wes Schluter and John Offredi, former owners and partners in Angler Industries, commented on the matter.

“I am personally delighted about the merger with Dubois Chemicals. They provide an excellent growth opportunity for our employees well into the future. Their business philosophy, product lines and technical resources complement and expand our potential capabilities. We look forward to working in conjunction with DuBois to offer our customers the best services available in the industry” said Wes Schluter.

John Offredi added “The DuBois product line extends our current industrial product line, especially in paint pre- treatment. It also opens new arenas for our customers in waste water treatment, lubrication and cooling tower treatments as well as adding synergy between metalworking product lines. We’re looking forward to exciting opportunities for our employees and customers.”

Founded in 1920, DuBois manufactures specialty chemical solutions. DuBois has substantially increased its position in metal working fluids and surface treatment over the past 5 years through the acquisition of Perkins Products and Galaxy Associates.

The company is committed to creating innovative, sustainable products which reduce the total cost of ownership for customers. DuBois specializes in the areas of metal finishing/paint pretreatment, metalworking/lubricants, water/wastewater treatment, maintenance/equipment cleaning, paper chemicals, food processing cleaning/sanitizing, and transportation cleaning.



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