Wilsonart LLC to Acquire Durcon Incorporated

(October 15, 2013 – Austin, TX) Wilsonart LLC today announced an agreement to acquire Durcon Incorporated, the world's leading manufacturer of laboratory-grade work surfaces. The Taylor, TX-based Durcon provides laboratory tops, student tabletops, sinks and other work surfaces worldwide, and is best known for its durable epoxy resin surfaces. Durcon will operate as a new, independent business unit of Wilsonart.

"We are excited about the future for both Wilsonart and Durcon," said Timothy J. O'Brien, CEO of Wilsonart LLC. "We are investing for growth and adding a great brand, great products and great people to the Wilsonart family. These two organizations are culturally aligned around customer service, which will continue to be a key competitive advantage as we join forces to expand product offerings and reach new customers."

"At Durcon, we're very proud of the strong customer loyalty and brand presence that we've achieved," said Cordell Bennigson, CEO of Durcon. "We're excited about the growth opportunities created by joining Wilsonart. Together, we will continue to invest for significant growth, both organically and through expanding our products and capabilities."

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

About Durcon

Durcon Incorporated has been operating for 40 years in Taylor, located near Austin, TX. The company offers high performance, epoxy-resin work surfaces and sinks for laboratories and research facilities.www.Durcon.com

About Wilsonart

Wilsonart LLC is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of high pressure laminates and other engineered surfaces used in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. The company operates globally under the Wilsonart, Resopal, Polyrey and Arborite brands and has achieved success through a combination of outstanding service, high-quality products and a focus on providing innovative products and services to customers.www.Wilsonart.com

Alison DeMartino

Published at: 10-15-2013