Sources: W. R. Grace & Co., Columbia, Md.; CP staff
Grace has acquired a leading producer of concrete admixtures in Brazil, Rheoset Industria e Comercio de Aditivos Ltda., adding capacity in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Recife to complement existing (Grace Construction Products) operations in Sorocaba and Bahia.
Source: RPM International, Cleveland
RPM International Inc. has acquired Viapol Ltda., a leading Brazilian manufacturer and marketer of building materials and construction products, including concrete admixtures. Based in Cacapava, near Sao Paulo, with annual sales of approximately $85 million, Viapol will become part of RPM’s Euclid Chemical Co.