Sources: Euclid Group, Cleveland; CP staff
With an eye to global construction, structural and civil engineering markets, Euclid Chemical parent RPM International has formed Euclid Group, encompassing the namesake concrete admixture and materials business, plus sister subsidiaries, operating companies or brands Eucomex, Toxement, Cave, Viapol, Flowcrete, RPM Belgium and Vandex.
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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.