Blendco and DuBois Chemicals

For Immediate Release
April 2, 2009

Bristol, Pennsylvania – Blendco Systems, LLC has become a wholly owned subsidiary of DuBois Chemicals, a leading specialty chemicals manufacturing company based in Sharonville, Ohio.

Founded in 1920, DuBois Chemicals is a leading specialty chemical and applications provider to the manufacturing industry in North America. The company’s focus is to forge sustainable partnerships with customers that also reduce total cost through the delivery of innovative solutions that are lean, green and clean. DuBois specializes in the areas of metal finishing/paint pretreatment, water/wastewater treatment, maintenance/equipment cleaning, and transportation cleaning.

The two companies see great prospects in combining Blendco’s strong and growing share of the car wash detergent market together with DuBois’ “large vehicle” wash business – including trucks, trains and buses. The combined business will operate under the continued leadership of Laurie Sherman and Brent McCurdy, Blendco’s management team.

Jeff Welsh, DuBois Chemicals CEO comments, “In Blendco, we see many of the same qualities that built DuBois Chemicals into the leading company that it is today. Like Blendco, DuBois Chemicals was founded by a fierce entrepreneurial spirit and our success is the result of bringing unique specialty chemical solutions to our customers. We are impressed by Blendco’s innovative two component SuperSat® and Tunnel Vision® detergents and its robust distributor network.”

Brent McCurdy adds, “We are excited about this new chapter for Blendco. Not only will we instantly increase our stake in transportation cleaning with the addition of the truckwash business, we will be able to leverage DuBois Chemicals manufacturing skills, extensive R&D, and deep commitment to technical customer service.”

Laurie Sherman points out, “Blendco’s partnership with Dubois Chemicals will allow us to access exciting new products and technology for our customers, and DuBois has entrusted us to continue to build our detergent business. Blendco is moving ahead with the same name, the same spirit, and the same mission – to bring the very best in cleaning products to the transportation cleaning industry.”

Blendco Systems, LLC manufactures and supplies a full line of formulated detergents, polishes and protectants for the transportation cleaning industry, including the patented SuperSat® custom detergent systems. Blendco has been providing innovative and environmentally sound solutions for cleaning for over 30 years.

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