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DuBois Chemicals Acquires Angler Industries


SHARONVILLE, OH, AUG 4, 2014 – DuBois Chemicals has completed the acquisition of Angler Industries based in Sterling, CT. The acquisition is a natural extension of the DuBois strategy to provide complete cleaning, metalworking and surface treatment solutions for its diverse industrial customer base. The Angler Industries acquisition will increase the DuBois market share in the Northeast while expanding access to Angler’s metalworking fluids and specialty cleaning products to a broad international market. It also expands the company’s manufacturing and laboratory capabilities.

Jeff Welsh, CEO of DuBois Chemicals, states "we have great respect and admiration for the business and reputation developed by Angler Industries 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."

Wes Schluter and John Offredi, former owners and partners in Angler Industries, offered the following statements: "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 pretreatment. 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."

About DuBois Chemicals

Founded in 1920, DuBois manufactures specialty chemical solutions. The company is committed to building innovative, sustainable solutions 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. For more information, please visit

Carlin Sewell