DuBois Acquires C.A.R. Products

Sharonville, OH–C.A.R. Products, Inc. has joined Blendco Systems as a part of the Transportation Division of DuBois Chemicals.

For more than 40 years, C.A.R. Products, Inc. has been a leader in the manufacturing of vehicle detailing and cleaning products. Founded in 1969 by Harry and Ruth Goldenberg, C.A.R. Products (Complete Appearance Reconditioning Products, Inc.) has continued its philosophy of offering high quality products at a fair price. The company manufactures products for the professional carwash industry, auto detailers, truck fleet, heavy equipment operators and for home use and is based in Holyoke, MA.

“We are very excited to welcome C.A.R. Products to the DuBois family. Their exceptional detailing and cleaning products are a great addition to our auto and fleet wash product lines. C.A.R. Products’ top priorities of providing superior products and competitive pricing while exceeding customer expectations with their products and services align well with the DuBois mission,” Brent McCurdy, the President of Blendco Systems and the Transportation Division, says.

Bob Goldenberg, President of C.A.R. Products, adds, “While we have always been proud to be a family-owned and -operated company, this move provides immense opportunity for us and our customers, and we will continue to have our family steering the future with DuBois. DuBois offers increased resources(particularly in the area of their national and international coverage),extensive R&D capabilities, warehousing and excellent manufacturing skills.Our union with Blendco provides access to their sales force and customer base,giving us the potential for vast growth at a pace that would take us years to build on our own.“

Bob will remain on board to run C.A.R. Products with the same team of sales representatives, chemists and service and support staff.

DuBois sees great prospects in combining Blendco’s strong and growing share of the car wash detergent market together with C.A.R.Products’ strong line of detail and car wash chemicals. “This addition provides DuBois with two distinct advantages. Firstly, it provides a proven and high quality line of detail and carwash chemicals and supplies that Blendco can take globally through its existing channels. Secondly, this strengthens Blendco’s position significantly in the Northeast portion of the US with the addition of many existing customers,” Brent says.

The acquisition of C.A.R. Products marks another important milestone in a growth strategy designed to make DuBois the preeminent player in the industrial chemical market and reaffirms the commitment of DuBois’ investors to make DuBois a platform for growth. In addition to Blendco Systems and C.A.R.Products, Inc., DuBois has acquired several companies over the years including:Galaxy Associates, Mitco, Perkins Products and more.

CompanyDescription: 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.