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E.T. Horn Company Acquires Texas-Based Distributor Polymatrix International LLC

Published on 2006-05-26. Author : SpecialChem

LA MIRADA, Calif. -- The E.T. Horn Company, a leading distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty chemicals, announced the acquisition of Polymatrix International LLC, a Houston-based distributor of a variety of chemical products. Financial details were not disclosed.

Polymatrix will continue operating the business from its Houston facility. This acquisition significantly expands E.T. Horn's market coverage and presence into the southwest states including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. E.T. Horn has headquarters in La Mirada, and is a leading chemical distributor throughout the western U.S.

Founded in 2001, Polymatrix International LLC is a chemical distributor which focuses on the distribution of a variety of functional polymers, monomers, and additives to the paint, coatings, inks, adhesives, construction products, electronics, rubber, and composite industries. "Polymatrix is a first-class company with a loyal customer base that will fit nicely into E.T. Horn's business," commented Gene Alley, president and CEO of the E.T. Horn Company.

"By becoming part of the E.T. Horn team, we will be able to leverage each others' strengths which will result in improved service to our customers," said Lou Mategrano, founder of Polymatrix, who now becomes vice president of key accounts at E.T. Horn. "This is a tremendous opportunity for the combined business to become a leading regional distributor of specialty chemicals."

About E.T. Horn Company

The E.T. Horn Company is one of the nation's largest distributors, marketers and manufacturers of raw materials and chemicals for use in coatings, building materials, composites, elastomers, lubrication, nutrition, cosmetics, personal care, and food products. Founded in 1961, the company has focused on providing formulation solutions, superior customer service and technical expertise in distributing products from only the finest manufacturers.

Source: The E.T. Horn Company

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