Rust-Oleum Acquires XIM Products
Vernon Hills, Ill., July 12, 2013 – Rust-Oleum Corporation today announced that it has acquired certain assets of XIM Products, Inc., a producer and marketer of specialty primers and coatings based in Westlake, Ohio.
XIM offers a range of primers offering excellent adhesion to difficult-to-paint surfaces, as well as other problem-solving coatings. Their brands, including Peel Bond, UMA, and TILE DOC are widely available in paint stores.
“XIM brands and products broaden our portfolio of specialty coatings, enabling us to offer more solutions to customers seeking to solve difficult painting problems,” said Tom Reed, president and chief operating officer of Rust-Oleum.
For nearly a century Rust-Oleum has been the global leader in manufacturing innovative coatings that empower do-it-yourselfers and professionals. Its wide breadth of brands and products include small project paints, primers, automotive, industrial, concrete coatings and wood care categories and include such trusted names as Rust-Oleum, Stops Rust®, High Performance, Painter’s Touch®, Universal, EpoxyShield®, Varathane®, Zinsser®, MultiSpec, Testors, Modern Masters® and Watco®. The company is headquartered outside of Chicago, in Vernon Hills. For more information visit www.rustoleum.com .