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Quest Specialty Chemicals Acquires U.S. Chemical & Plastics

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June 19, 2013—Quest Specialty Chemicals (QSC) on Wednesday announced it has acquired U.S. Chemical & Plastics, a Massillon, Ohio–based provider of automotive refinishing products for collision repair shops.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“This acquisition means a great deal to our end users, automotive collision centers and body shops,” said Doug Mattscheck, CEO of Charleston, S.C.–based QSC. “It positions Quest Automotive Products as a complete source for critical supplies, from substrate to clearcoat. The addition of the U.S. Chemical product family solidifies our position as a world leader in innovative automotive refinishing.”

QSC is positioning U.S. Chemical’s product line within its wholly owned Quest Automotive Products division, Matrix System Automotive Finishes, which offers a line of intermix basecoats and clearcoat products. QSC said U.S. Chemical will bring several well-known products to the company, including its Pro-Spray and SprayMax brands.

QSC said it will operate manufacturing facilities in Walled Lake, Mich.; Massillon, Ohio; Canton, Ohio; and Biggleswade, Bedfordshire in the U.K.

“Our customers will not experience disruption in services or product delivery as we begin our integration of USC and Matrix System. Our focus as we integrate these organizations will be to give our customers a larger range of products to choose from and offer one-stop shopping,” said David Brunori, president of Quest Automotive Products. “From waterborne to solvent intermix systems, from fillers and putties to clearcoats, Quest Automotive is now truly able to offer a complete range of advanced refinishing solutions.”

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