Readers last week were most interested in Meridian’s acquisition of Convergent Concrete Technologies (Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires Convergent Concrete Technologies): “Meridian Adhesives Group recently announced its acquisition of Convergent Concrete Technologies. Located in Orem, Utah, Convergent specializes in high-performing concrete treatments and products. The company’s line of technology includes hardeners, densifiers, finishes, and adhesive promoting treatments. The company has served facility owners, contractors, architects, and engineers since 2000.

“‘The addition of Convergent to Meridian’s Infrastructure Division further positions us to becoming a full-service provider of quality adhesives and high-performance coatings to our customers,’ said Daniel Pelton, CEO of Meridian Adhesives Group. ‘We are aggressively focused on growth in the infrastructure market, and I am confident the skilled team at Convergent will bring momentum to that endeavor.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for February 14-20

  1. Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires Convergent Concrete Technologies
  2. Berry Global Raises 2021 Guidance on Strong First Quarter Results
  3. Avery Dennison Net Sales Essentially Flat for Fiscal 2020
  4. Avery Dennison to Acquire JDC Solutions
  5. Graco Plans for Growth with Purchase of Land in Minnesota

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.