LAS VEGAS – CP Adhesives of Newark, OH, and Mid South Adhesives of Memphis, TN, have merged to form a new company: Spectrum Adhesives. The merger was finalized on July 7.

Spectrum (booth #2601) was introduced to the woodworking industry on the first day of the AWFS Fair.

Mid South, which was founded in 1972 by Dewayne Hartso, has built its reputation on its wide variety of wood adhesives, including water-based and contact glues, plus foam fabrication adhesives for upholstered furniture. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Memphis and Granite Falls, NC.

CP Adhesives, headed by Kent Pitcher and his sons Jeff and Brian, operates a plant in Clifton, NJ. The company is best known for supplying adhesives and delivery systems to custom woodworking shops.

Archie Thompson, national sales manager of Spectrum, said the merger allows the new company to better service large and small volume customers who manufacture everything from furniture and cabinets to flooring, countertops and upholstered furniture.

Thompson added that the name Spectrum was chosen because the company operates nationally and covers a wide range of products.

The management and sales teams from Mid South Adhesives and CP Adhesives are (from left to right): Archie Thompson, Bryan Whitmyer, Dale Stump, Ray Evans, DeWayne Hartsoe, Mike McCulley, Jeff Pitcher, Kent Pitcher and Joan Kemp.

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