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PPG Acquires Chicago's Alpha Coating Technologies

Alpha focuses on the development, manufacture and sale of powder coatings for light industrial applications, medium density fiberboard and heat-sensitive substrates.

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PPG is acquiring Chicago-based Alpha Coating Technologies, a manufacturer of powder coatings for light industrial applications and heat-sensitive substrates. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 2000, Alpha focuses on the development, manufacture and sale of powder coatings for light industrial applications, medium density fiberboard and heat-sensitive substrates; and toll manufactures powder coatings for metal and light industrial applications. Alpha employs approximately 35 people at its operations in West Chicago, Illinois.

“Alpha’s best-in-class service, technology and quick turnaround color matching capabilities will be a strategic complement to PPG,” says Kevin Braun, PPG vice president, Industrial Coatings, Americas. “We are pleased to welcome Alpha into the PPG family and continue providing our customers with outstanding products and services.”

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