Kenosha-based Abatron, Inc. and U-C Coatings, LLC in Buffalo, N.Y., have merged through acquisition, the companies recently announced.
Abatron, located at 5501 95th Ave., is a market leader in products for wood and concrete repair and restoration, while U-C Coatings is a leader in specialty stains, sealants, end coatings, and treatments for wood.
The merger creates a wider range of products, along with bigger sales and service teams, increased technical capabilities, and improved supply capabilities, company officials said.
“The more people who know about our products and use them, the more we are able to offer viable solutions to problems which would otherwise be very challenging to address,” Abatron President Marsha Caporaso said.
Abatron products include LiquidWood and WoodEpox for wood restoration, while Abocrete and Aboweld 55-1 are products for concrete repair.
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“Abatron is a great addition to U-C Coatings that will expand our specialty offerings, especially to the contractor and DIY markets. The acquisition continues our emphasis on environmentally friendly, high performance products.” said Eric Degenfelder, CEO of U-C Coatings.
The U-C Coatings portfolio includes the Seal-Once line of eco-friendly, long lasting, water-based sealers. The company also offers Anchorseal end sealers, and Fence Guard stain for softwood fences.
The combined company will continue operations in Kenosha, Buffalo, Portland, Ore. and Seattle.
Today in history: Dec. 3
1947: "A Streetcar Named Desire"
In 1947, the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” opened on Broadway.
1964: University of California at Berkeley
In 1964, police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in.
1979: Riverfront Coliseum
In 1979, 11 people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group The Who was performing.
1984: Bhopal, India
In 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India.
1992: Oil Spill
In 1992, the Greek tanker Aegean Sea spilled more than 21 million gallons of crude oil when it ran aground off northwestern Spain.
1994: Elizabeth Glaser
In 1994, AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser, who along with her two children were infected with HIV because of a blood transfusion, died in Santa Monica, California, at age 47.
2000: Gwendolyn Brooks
In 2000, poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, died in Chicago at age 83.
2010: Barack Obama
In 2010, during a surprise holiday-season visit to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama told cheering U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field they were succeeding in their mission to fight terrorism; however, foul weather prevented Obama from meeting with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to address frayed relations.
2011: Herman Cain
Ten years ago: In Atlanta, a defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination amid a series of sexual misconduct allegations that he condemned as “false and unproven.”
2011: Oklahoma State
Ten years ago: Oklahoma State defeated Oklahoma 44-10 to win the Big 12 championship. (Exultant Oklahoma State fans stormed the football field, resulting in a dozen injuries.)
2015: Ash Carter
In 2015, defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the armed services to open all military jobs to women, removing the final barriers that had kept women from serving in combat, including the most dangerous and grueling commando posts.
2016: Chapeco, Brazil
Five years ago: Some 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, to say goodbye to members of a soccer club who died in a plane crash in Colombia.
One year ago: Facebook said it would start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines.