High Point, NC -- AkzoNobel, manufacturer of the Chemcraft® brand of Industrial Wood Coatings, has expanded itsdistribution network with the addition of Wurth Baer Supply. With locations in the upper Midwest and the East, Wurth Baer offers a complete range of products to the woodworking industry. “We are proud to expand our finish line to include Chemcraft products. The Chemcraft brand was the right choice for us. AkzoNobel’s Chemcraft brand is synonymous with quality. They are on the cutting edge with new products,” says Wurth Baer CEO, Thomas J. O’Neill.

AkzoNobel’s Chemcraft Business Manager Ray Birdsall said, “We at AkzoNobel are extremely proud of the relationship we have developed with the Wurth Baer group. Culturally our companies line up perfectly. Wurth Baer is an aggressive sales organization that conducts its business with the highest levels of integrity. These characteristics, along with their willingness to invest human resources as well as capital equipment to support color development in each new market, are all contributing factors to our excitement in having them join our distribution family. We look forward to expanding the relationship by helping Wurth Baer Supply grow in this newly developed key market segment.”

About Wurth Baer Supply

Wurth Baer Supply Company was founded in 1950. The late Herbert Baer and his late wife Helma began the business in the living room of their one-bedroom apartment in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Herbert’s late brother, Hans, joined them in the business in 1953. During that year, the “warehouse” moved out of the apartment into a 2,000-square-foot section in the rear of a customer’s shop. In 1958, the company combined the office and warehouse operations into a larger facility in Skokie, IL. Following four subsequent moves during the next 24 years, the company finally settled into its current 123,000-squarefoot, state-of-the-art corporate office and distribution facility in Vernon Hills, IL.

About AkzoNobel Chemcraft brand

Headquartered in High Point, NC, Chemcraft brand is the distribution brand for AkzoNobel wood finishes. The brand focuses on Innovation, Quality, Support & Sustainability. With Chemcraft, a great finish is only the beginning.






August 27, 2012

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