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Wolverine to Broaden its Reach in the Fluid Sealing Market by Joining FSA

Published on 2012-06-08. Author : SpecialChem

Dearborn, Mich. -- Wolverine Advanced Materials, an industry leading provider of specialty rubber coated materials used in automotive and industrial noise reduction and sealing applications, has joined the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA).

The FSA is the sealing industry's international trade association, which represents more than 85 percent of the manufacturing capacity for fluid sealing in North America. The Association serves as a focal point for worldwide efforts to improve the manufacture, understanding and application of fluid sealing devices.

"With membership to the FSA, Wolverine will now have the opportunity and access to expand its served market focus beyond where it is today," said Scott Koepke, CEO. "Aligning ourselves with the FSA will allow Wolverine to broaden our reach in the fluid sealing market, which will assist us in further diversifying our footprint in the marketplace as we believe there are untapped applications that can utilize our unique materials."

About the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA)

The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) is an international trade association. Members are involved in the production and marketing of virtually every kind of fluid sealing device in the world today, including mechanical packings, gaskets, seals and expansion joints. Its membership, composed of the foremost companies of the industry, represents over eighty-five percent of the North American Market.

About Wolverine Advanced Materials

Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., Wolverine develops, produces and sells performance-critical, specialty materials used in automotive brake noise insulators; gasket and sealing materials for automotive & industrial applications, and NVH (noise, vibration & harshness) damping solutions for automotive powertrain applications. Wolverine has manufacturing operations in Blacksburg, Va., Leesburg, Fla., Germany, and China, as well as Sales & Technical offices in Michigan, Germany, Japan, China, Brazil, and India. The company employs nearly 400 people worldwide. Wolverine is principally owned by Wynnchurch Capital Partners, a Private Equity firm headquartered in Chicago, IL.

About Wynnchurch Capital

Located in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois and founded in 1999, Wynnchurch Capital is one of the leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch's strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada which have outstanding management teams and possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with capital under management in excess of $1 billion specializing in management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate carve-outs, restructurings and growth capital.

Source: Wolverine

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