High-performance protective coatings and linings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) has acquired Epoxytec International, Inc. (Hollywood, Florida, USA), an innovative manufacturer of protective and structural-grade coatings and linings.
The acquisition brings the two family-owned companies together to offer solutions in structural-grade epoxies on a larger scale.
Epoxytec was established in 1990 by Italian immigrant Joe Caputi. After becoming an independent distributor for a specialty coatings company, Caputi eventually parted ways to form Epoxytec. In 2001, Joe’s son Michael Caputi joined the business, which helped expand Epoxytec to offer services worldwide from its headquarters in Hollywood, Florida.
“I am proud of the business my father built that has led us to where we are today, and it’s a model we intend to keep,” Michael Caputi says. “We are excited to join another family-owned business where we can continue to put customer service and quality at the forefront of everything we do, as we have done for the last 30 years.”
Over the years, Epoxytec has grown into a widely respected manufacturer in the trenchless rehabilitation market. The company focuses primarily on epoxy repair, as well as coating and lining technologies for construction and industrial maintenance. Its products offer protection of steel and concrete in industries such as water and wastewater, mining, energy, petroleum and gas, marine, and more.
With its success in water and wastewater solutions, Epoxytec recently expanded to launch separate brands. These brands include CLADLINER for manhole rehabilitation and lining systems and MCOR Products, described as a line of specialty repair materials formulated to rehabilitate and protect against the effects of heat, abrasion, and chemical attack in heavy industries.
“Bringing Epoxytec and its product portfolio under the Tnemec umbrella allows us to expand product availability of their high-performance technologies to all of our customers, while still maintaining the excellent reputation Epoxytec has built over the years,” says Chase Bean, president and CEO of Tnemec. “Now contractors can come to one place for all of their water and wastewater treatment plant and collection system coating needs, knowing they have the power of two industry-leading companies backing them.”
Epoxytec employees bring with them years of experience and expertise in the field. According to Tnemec, Epoxytec’s employees are skilled in services that include everything from jobsite inspections and prescribing products and application techniques to assisting engineers during system design. Contractors and specifiers can expect this level of service and support to remain, according to the companies.
“We have no doubt that Tnemec will be a good steward of the business we’ve spent years building,” Caputi says. “We contribute a lot of our success to our people and our customers, and that’s something Tnemec doesn’t take lightly. As a fellow family-owned company, they’ve also been built from the ground up and are ready to help push us and our customers into the future of high-performance coatings and linings with them.”
To learn more about Epoxytec, its history, and its coatings and linings, visit www.epoxytec.com.
Source: Tnemec, www.tnemec.com.