PITTSBURGH–PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Alpha Coating Technologies, LLC (“Alpha”), a manufacturer of powder coatings for light industrial applications and heat sensitive substrates. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Founded in 2000, Alpha focuses on the development, manufacture and sale of powder coatings for light industrial applications; medium density fiberboard and heat sensitive substrates; and toll manufactures powder coatings for metal and light industrial applications. Alpha employs approximately 35 people at its operations in West Chicago, Illinois.
“Alpha’s best-in-class service, technology and quick turnaround color matching capabilities will be a strategic complement to PPG,” said Kevin Braun, PPG vice president, Industrial Coatings, Americas. “We are pleased to welcome Alpha into the PPG family and continue providing our customers with outstanding products and services.”
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The forward-looking statements contained herein include statements relating to the timing of and expected benefits of the Alpha Coating Technologies acquisition. Actual events may differ materially from current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the satisfaction of the conditions of the acquisition and other risks related to completion of the acquisition and actions related thereto; the parties’ ability to complete the acquisition on the anticipated terms and schedule; the ability of PPG to achieve the expected benefits of the acquisition; and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in PPG’s periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and its current reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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