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Eco Chemical, U-C Join Forces

U-C Coatings, LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired Eco Chemical, Inc., Seattle, Wa., bringing even more solutions in wood protection, beautification and preservation.  

U-C Coatings, LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired Eco Chemical, Inc., Seattle, Wa., bringing even more solutions in wood protection, beautification and preservation.

U-C Coatings is a leader in the manufacture of specialty end coatings, sealants, and sapstain control chemicals for lumber, logs, and wood building materials. Eco Chemical is the market leader for stains for pressure treated wood products.

“Eco Chemical will allow U-C Coatings to serve customers as a complete provider of wood stains and coatings in both the hardwood and the softwood markets. The acquisition also bolsters our presence on the West Coast,” said Eric Degenfelder, CEO, U-C Coatings.

Mark Cheirrett, president of Eco Chemical, added, “The Eco Chemical team is excited to merge with U-C Coatings. We see a great fit between our product lines as well as a common goal of providing cus-tomers with the best possible service.”

The combined company will continue operations in Buffalo, Portland and Seattle. Personnel at both U-C Coatings and Eco Chemical will continue the mission of providing the industry with the best possible products and services.

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