HICKORY, N.C., Sept. 1, 2011 -- The RPM Wood Finishes Group, a leading manufacturer of wood coatings and touch-up and repair products, today announced that it has acquired Fuhr Industrial, a provider of waterborne wood coating products and technologies based in Mansfield, TX. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"Bringing Fuhr Industrial into our CCI business unit will allow us to leverage our strong relationships and manufacturing capabilities with the technologies provided by Fuhr, further enhancing our position as an industry leader in the industrial wood coatings market. The market strengths of each company compliment each other very well," said Ronnie Holman, president of the RPM Wood Finishes Group.

"The combining of our waterborne technologies with CCI's Industrial Wood Coatings line better enables Fuhr to service the North American wood coatings markets with our environmentally friendly products," said Adam Fuhr, president of Fuhr Industrial.

About The RPM Wood Finishes Group

The RPM Wood Finishes Group consists of CCI, Mohawk Finishing Products and Guardian Protection Products, each dedicated to different aspects of decorative and protective furniture coatings. Its primary markets are furniture and cabinetry and product offerings include coatings for industrial wood applications, touch-up and repair products, stain repellents and soil release products. More information is available at www.rpmwfg.com.

SOURCE RPM Wood Finishes Group

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