Adhesives Magazine

ADCO GLOBAL ACQUIRES THE DOLPHIN COMPANY LLC

March 13, 2008

ADCO Global, through its US operating subsidiary, ADCO Products, has acquired The Dolphin Company, LLC.

Based in Toledo, Ohio, Dolphin supplies custom-formulated adhesives, sealants and coatings to original equipment manufacturers serving the bus, truck, RV, rail, and farm equipment markets.

"The acquisition of Dolphin strengthens our U.S. position in truck, trailer, bus, and RV,” said John Knox, ADCO Global president and CEO. “Dolphin has excellent long-term relationships with leading customers in the industry, Dolphin's water-based adhesives, HydroArmor® protective coatings, and ElastiSealTM and WinSealTM sealants complement ADCO’s structural acrylic and urethane adhesives, acrylic tapes, and a broad line of sealants. The combined company is well positioned to supply a full line of adhesive, sealant and coating requirements to our customers."

ADCO Global is a leading supplier of specialty adhesives, sealants, tapes and coatings serving Construction, Transportation, and Industrial markets throughout the world via its operating subsidiaries ADCO Products, Inc., in North America and Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH in Europe, Africa, and Asia. ADCO is a leader in developing specialized solutions for insulated glass window, commercial roofing, solar panel, bus/truck/trailer/RV, automotive, marine, civil engineering, telecommunications, security glass, auto replacement glass, and general construction applications.