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Frost King suits up with Armacell

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Armacell and Thermwell Products Co. have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to manufacture and market polyethylene and elastomeric pipe insulation and other consumer products for the retail market.

The companies expressed optimism over the deal based on the combination of Armacell’s manufacturing footprint and expertise along with Thermwell’s sales and marketing capabilities. Together, the two expect a smooth transition of products into the marketplace and for the development of innovative products for the retailer and consumer.

“We are delighted to announce this partnership,” said Keith Norwood, Armacell VP for the Americas. “We firmly believe this leverages the capabilities of what both companies do best and brings a more efficient product delivery system to the consumer. These two world class organizations are coming together for added benefits in the current supply of products and reinforcing Armacell’s unique position as a global leader in energy efficiency.”

“Having the opportunity to partner with an organization like Armacell is very exciting for us,” said David Gerstein, Thermwell Products Co., Inc. (Frost King) President and CEO. “We have many years of experience in marketing and managing retail products and Armacell has a tremendous diversity in its product portfolio. Together, we can streamline our efforts and work together to jointly define and develop new products for both the retailer and consumer. This is a very positive move for both companies and sets the stage for some exciting opportunities.”

Among the benefits of the strategic partnership, the company cited combined shipments, single source of contact, aligned marketing programs and enhanced trade show presentations.

Armacell is known for its engineered foams and flexible foam for equipment insulation. The company operates 25 production plants in 16 countries,

Thermwell Products Co., Inc. has been supplying products to the retail market for more than one hundred years.

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