Durability + Design

Building Performance and Aesthetics

A Product of Technology Publishing
JPCL/PaintSquare | D+D | Paint BidTracker

Subscribe to D+D Magazine

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


RPM Buys Wood, Concrete Systems Firm

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More items for Coatings Technology

Comment | More

RPM International Inc. has not eased its quest to conquer.

The Medina, OH-based holding company’s Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Synta Inc., a maker of exterior wood deck and concrete restoration systems.

Terms of the deal, announced Monday (Sept. 24), were not disclosed.

Coatings Maker

Based in Clarkston, GA, Synta manufactures and packages specialty architectural coatings, craft paints and industrial coatings. The company’s Deck Restore and Concrete Restore brand products are widely available at nationwide home improvement retailers and other home centers.

Additionally, Synta offers a line of arts and craft coatings under the Anita’s brand and recently introduced a line of specialty coatings under the MyColor by Pantone brand. All manufacturing, packaging and distribution operations are located in Clarkston, GA.

The company’s annual sales are anticipated to exceed $40 million in the first year, according to RPM.

‘Further Rapid Growth Ahead’

“Building on a strong product performance foundation, Synta has opportunities for further rapid growth ahead as it benefits from Rust-Oleum’s extensive marketing and distribution capabilities,” said Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of the parent company of DAP, Zinsser, Varathane and other well-known brands of coatings, sealants, and building materials.

Synta will continue to be led by its current CEO, Randy Moore. The company will operate as a stand-alone business within Rust-Oleum’s Consumer Business Group.

“Tom Curtis, Synta founder, will continue in a consulting capacity,” Sullivan added.

Curtis purchased Camco Paints Inc. and changed the name to Synta in 1993. Camco Paints Inc. was established in 1962.

Acquisitions Flurry

The Synta deal is the latest in a recent series of acquisitions by RPM.

Recent moves include the acquisition of Viapol Ltda. (Cacapava, Brazil); HiChem Paint Technologies Pty. Ltd. (Hallam, Austrailia), Legend Brands (Burlington, Wash.); Grupo P&V  (Barcelona, Spain); and FEMA Farben + Putze GmbH (Ettlington, Germany).
 
RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries in the specialty coatings, sealants, building materials, and related markets. Brands include Stohnard, Tremco, Illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, and Varathane.

The company will report its 2013 first-quarter earnings and results Oct. 3.

   

Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Construction; Deck coatings; Epoxy; Mergers; Retail; RPM; Rust-Oleum Corp.; Stains

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Arroworthy
ArroWorthy's Handcrafted Professional Brushes

One Dip of paint with our handcrafted semi-oval Rembrandt brush, you'll see why ArroWorthy makes a professional brush of unrivaled quality and performance.


DuPont Building Innovations
DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB System

The DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied System was put to the test at the new Texas A&M Liberal Arts and Humanities building Click to see the results.


Westcoat
Bringing New Colors To Concrete Surfaces

Liven up your concrete surfaces with Westcoat's newest color choices. Introducing a myriad of Fast Stain, Liquid Dazzle, and Texture-Crete Interior colors.


Chemique Inc.
Paint Removal Made Easy!

Remove multiple coats in one application. Easy to use and safe. All products meet or exceed V.O.C. regulations. Contain no methylene chloride, methanol or petroleum distillates.


PPG  Architectural Coatings / Porter Paints / PGH Paints
Property Maintenance Solutions

Glidden Professional at The Home Depot® provides property managers with professional paint recommendations, project planning and FREE jobsite delivery.


Dumond Chemicals Inc.
LEAD STOP®
Lead Encapsulating Compound

is a thick elastomeric coating that is made to be a long lasting barrier over lead-based paint. LEAD STOP® provides a protective barrier coat that seals and locks in lead that is contained in old lead-based paints on previously painted surfaces.


H&C Decorative Concrete Products
A comprehensive line for all your decorative concrete needs.

H&C® is committed to beautiful concrete protection and offers a variety of treatments and unlimited color possibilities.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE D+D:      Interact   |   Blogs   |   Resources   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   White Papers   |   Classifieds
GET D+D:      Subscribe   |   Advertising Media Kit
KNOW D+D:      About D+D   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2010-2014, Technology Publishing, Co., All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com