Graco Supply Co. recently announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire E.V. Roberts, reportedly creating the largest aerospace-focused specialty chemicals distributor in North America.

E.V. Roberts has for 80 years distributed, formulated and packaged specialty chemicals to the aerospace and other advanced manufacturing markets.

"We are thrilled to have Ron Cloud and his outstanding team join us in taking aerospace chemical distribution to a new level," said Jason Caldwell, president and CEO, Graco. "Bringing more products and services to our customers through our combined channel is important. Unleashing the talent and expertise of these two innovative teams with a strong aerospace chemical distribution heritage is truly exciting."

With approximately 150 employees, the combined company will operate from Fort Worth, with distribution and service centers in major aerospace hubs including the West (Carson and Burbank, Calif.), Pacific Northwest (Kent, Wash.), Southeast/East (North Carolina and Atlanta) and Central (Wichita, Kans.) regions.

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