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Cloverdale acquires Guertin Coatings

By Tim Wright | March 3, 2008

Cloverdale acquires Guertin Coatings

Cloverdale  Paint, Inc. of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada has acquired Guertin Coatings of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1947 by Antoine and Norbert Guertin, the company has been operated by Phil Guertin and brother Charlie since 1987. Guertin Coatings produces liquid and powder industrial coatings, resins, sealants and adhesives in a 78,000 square foot manufacturing facility at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Distribution is through its main 22,000 square foot distribution facility in Winnipeg and other independent distributors throughout North America and internationally.

Cloverdale Paint directly, and through subsidiary companies in Calgary, Alberta (Far-go Paint Inc.) and Portland, Oregon (Rodda Paint Company), operates manufacturing plants in Surrey, Portland, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary. Distribution of architectural and industrial coatings and related products is through 107 corporate branches throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.

Wink Vogel, chairman of Cloverdale Paint said in a statement he is extremely pleased with the compatibility and synergies of Guertin and Cloverdale. Both are private western Canadian owned firms and serve the industrial coatings market. Cloverdale intends to operate Guertin as a separate entity with existing management and to maintain Guertin's products, distribution, brands and Winnipeg manufacturing facility.

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