Walker Industries Purchases ACI

NEWS RELEASEWalker Industries Purchases ACI

May 1, 2012

NIAGARA FALLS – Walker Industries has purchased the assets of Associated Chemists Inc. (ACI), based in Portland, Oregon.  The sale became effective at midnight April 30, 2012 with ACI becoming part of Walker’s Norjohn Limited division.  The operating entity will be known as Norjohn-ACI Inc., with manufacturing facilities in Portland, Oregon, and Palm Coast, Florida.

Located in Burlington, Ontario, Norjohn Limited manufactures wax and asphalt emulsions for municipalities and industries throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Norjohn also operates a research lab and quality assurance operation located at McMaster’s Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario.

ACI was founded in 1929 as a packager of consumer products.  Over various ownership changes and shifts in manufacturing focus, it has evolved to the point where it now produces custom emulsion formulations for industrial and commercial applications.

“The purchase of ACI is part of our long-term strategic plan to expand and reach new markets throughout North America,” says Archie Reynolds, Norjohn Limited’s vice-president.   “ACI’s culture and values are an excellent fit with our own, the company produces complementary products to those we manufacture, and we are both known for the quality of our operations and products.”

Reynolds adds that through this acquisition, the company looks forward to serving new customers and offering a wider range of products to its existing ones.

ACI’s employees will become part of the Norjohn Limited team.

A family-owned business established in 1887, Walker Industries operates divisions involved in aggregate production, construction, emulsions, environmental project management, waste management, renewable energy projects and green building.  The company is well known throughout the Niagara Peninsula as one of the region’s largest private enterprises, and as a major contributor to charitable and environmental initiatives.

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For more information, please contact Archie Reynolds, vice-president, Norjohn Limited at 905-680-3754 or via email at areynolds@walkerind.com.