MiTek subsidiary closes deal on RKL Building Specialties
Hohmann & Barnard, a subsidiary of MiTek Industries, announced Tuesday that it had completed the acquisition of RKL Building Specialties Co.
The New York-based companies both deal in masonry products and anchors. According to the company, H&B is the world’s largest manufacturer of reinforcing products, anchoring and flashing systems, vapor products and restoration barriers. With the backing of H&B, RKL is set to help its parent company expand its presence in the local market through its loyal customer base.
“We are very proud and excited to have RKL as part of the H&B family," said Ron Hohmann Sr., CEO of Hohmann & Barnard. "RKL has established a broad and consistent customer base built over the years by a very talented and aggressive sales and management team. Our goal will be to further enhance our customer service position and introduce innovative new product lines to support the future growth of the stone and masonry industry in New York and the surrounding markets."
According to Hohmann, H&B will relocate RKL’s operations to a new expanded facilty in Queens.
Flooring Solutions moving into new space
Flooring Solutions, owned and operated by Brian Lamkin of Austin, is due to move to a new space in Austin as part of the company’s overarching plan to expand its presence in Texas and Louisiana.
The new 51,000-sq.-ft. facility will serve as office and warehouse space for the company, which specializes in design, consulting, installation and everything else flooring.
"I can only hope that we are able to continue the path of growth and success we have begun on, and see it through every step of the way," said Lamkin. "Our new facility will go a long way toward making the next step of that dream a reality."
In other expansion news, the company recently opened a granite fabrication workshop that offers custom granite countertops.
WD-40 expands its Specialist line
San Diego-based WD-40 Company is adding three new products to its WD-40 Specialist line — a Dirt & Dust Resistant Dry Lube, Machine & Engine Degreaser and Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray.
Developed at the WD-40 Company Research and Development Center, all of the new WD-40 Specialist products are 50-state VOC compliant, the company said.
“These new products we’ve just added to their arsenal are industrial grade, meet their technical requirements and perform exceptionally well, saving them time and energy, and giving them peace of mind,” said Dr. Ernest Bernarducci, VP research and development at WD-40 Company.