CRC Industries Acquires Weld-Aid Products

CRC Industries Inc. has acquired Weld-Aid Products, a manufacturer of maintenance chemicals serving the welding and metalworking business segments.

Detroit-based Weld-Aid Products was established in 1958 as a division of the Roy Smith Welding Supply Co. Today, Weld-Aid products are designed to both clean and lubricate the wire, reducing friction as the wire is fed to the torch. A full line of welding and metal protection products are marketed, including category-leading products in zinc coatings, anti-spatter and lubricants.

Customers are served through two major selling divisions: the aftermarket division for welding- related cleaning and lubrication products and the zinc rich coatings division, specializing in products and solutions for the galvanizing and infrastructure markets.

Weld-Aid branded products include WELD-KLEEN,  NOZZLE-KLEEN, LUBE-MATIC, FRACSURE, YORK’S Products, BRITE Products, and leading galvanizing brands BRITE ZINC and Weld-Aid 1st ZINC.

“The addition of the Weld-Aid brands and products will greatly enhance our ability to meet and exceed our global mission to be the brands of first choice to our many customers within the MRO maintenance, auto repair and professional user base,” said Scott Grey, CEO of CRC Industries.

“It is very clear that our future depends on being integrated into a worldwide manufacturer with the platform to meet the welding channel’s needs,” said Steve Smith, president and owner of Weld-Aid. “I am very happy that we can be part of the CRC family.”

The Weld-Aid product business will become part of the CRC Americas Group led by Wayne King, president, CRC Americas.

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