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Haviland Products Acquires Benchmark, Inc.

Haviland Products, which formulates, manufactures and distributes decorative, functional and specialty coatings for Fortune 500 companies nationwide, announced the acquisition of Wyandotte, Mich.-based Benchmark, Inc., a leader in the formulation and manufacturing of surface finishing chemistry since 1956.

As part of Haviland Products’ purchase of Benchmark, Inc., Paul Cook of Benchmark will join the Haviland team as a technical sales agent. In this role, he will support Haviland’s sales and marketing efforts in Eastern Michigan, Northern Ohio and throughout the Midwest. Haviland will continue to manufacture the Benchmark brand high-performance, pretreatment and specialty product line.

"It is Haviland’s goal to serve the metal finishing industry worldwide, and the acquisition of Benchmark, Inc., is another step in that pursuit,” said Haviland Enterprises CEO Bernie Haviland. “We’re excited about adding the Benchmark product line, and we’re also excited about adding Paul Cook to the Haviland team.”

Contact Haviland Products via e-mail for more information or call (800) 456-1134.

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