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Quaker Acquires Metalworking Lubricants Firm

2:25 PM MDT | October 3, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Quaker Chemical says it has acquired G.W. Smith & Sons (Dayton, OH), a die casting lubricant provider with annual sales of approximately $14 million. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquired firm produces die cast lubricants, metalworking lubricants, and machining fluids, and will operate as a stand-alone Quaker subsidiary. "Many of our customers have die casting and related operations. We are excited at the prospect of offering G.W. Smith's complementary product line to our existing customers, both in the U.S. and globally, as well as offering...

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