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RPM Acquires Australian Auto Coatings Firm

9:43 AM MDT | April 16, 2012 | Vincent Valk

RPM has acquired HiChem Paint Technologies (Hallam, Australia), an automotive aftermarket coatings maker. The company also makes coatings for industrial and home maintenance applications. Terms of the deal, including purchase price, were not disclosed.   HiChem has annual sales of about $23 million, RPM says. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to RPM’s earnings within the next year. HiChem’s current management team, which includes the company's founder, will remain in...

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