Sept. 5, 2012
RPM International Inc.
(NYSE: RPM) announced today that it has acquired
Kirker Enterprises, Inc.
, a leading manufacturer of nail care enamels, coatings components and related products for the personal care industry. Based in
Paterson, New Jersey
, Kirker has annual sales in excess of
. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.
"Kirker will operate as a stand-alone company within our RPM
business group and continue to provide its customers the same level of outstanding service and innovation to which they are accustomed. Through our many companies, RPM has among the broadest coatings technologies in the world, and Kirker will be able to access these technologies to bring even more innovation to the personal care industry," stated
Frank C. Sullivan
, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. "We're proud to have Kirker's management team join RPM."
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include
. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include
. Additional details can be found at
and by following RPM on Twitter at
For more information, contact
Barry M. Slifstein
, vice president - investor relations and planning, at 330-273-5090 or
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