DuBois Chemicals Acquires Heatbath Corporation

Acquisition combines DuBois paint pre-treatment, cleaning and metalworking expertise with Heatbath’s heat treating and metal finishing proficiency.
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DuBois Chemicals, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Heatbath Corporation / Park Metallurgical based in Indian Orchard, MA.  The acquisition combines DuBois paint pre-treatment, cleaning and metalworking expertise with Heatbath’s innovative and proven heat treating and metal finishing proficiency.  The Heatbath acquisition extends and significantly enhances the full range of cleaning and process chemical solutions that DuBois delivers to a diverse range of manufacturing customers. 


“With the addition of the expertise, products and services of Heatbath, DuBois is uniquely positioned with the most comprehensive metalworking, heat treating, metal finishing and paint pretreatment solution offering of any supplier in the market," said Jeff Welsh, CEO of DuBois Chemicals. "We expect to present many new solutions to support our mutual customers with broadened technology, innovative products and application know-how.”


Tripp Walen, Heatbath President & CEO, said: “The addition of Heatbath to the DuBois portfolio expands the ability of both organizations to assist customers to produce the highest quality, consistent and cost effective production in their facilities.  We are very pleased to join the DuBois team.  Based on their excellent reputation for quality and customer support, I am very confident we have identified the right organization to successfully extend the Heatbath story into the future.”  Shields & Company acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Heatbath.


Founded in 1920, DuBois manufactures and provides specialty cleaning and process chemical solutions. DuBois has substantially increased its position in metal working fluids and surface treatment recently through the acquisition of Perkins Products, Galaxy Associates, Angler Industries and American Finishing Resources.  The company is committed to creating innovative sustainable products including Pearl-Z bactericide free metal working fluids and PACRE heavy metal and phosphate free surface treatment.  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 www.duboischemicals.com.