Kansas City, Missouri-based Tnemec Company Inc. has acquired Epoxytec International Inc. bringing the two family-owned companies together to offer industry-leading solutions in structural-grade epoxies on a larger scale.


Epoxytec was established in 1990 by Italian immigrant Joe Caputi. After becoming an independent distributor for a specialty coatings company, Caputi eventually parted ways to form Epoxytec. In 2001, Joe’s son Michael Caputi joined the business helping expand Epoxytec to offer services worldwide from its headquarters in Hollywood, Florida.


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“I am proud of the business my father built that has led us to where we are today, and it’s a model we intend to keep,” said Michael Caputi. “We are excited to join another family-owned business where we can continue to put customer service and quality at the forefront of everything we do, as we have done for the last 30 years.”


Epoxytec has grown into a widely respected manufacturer in the trenchless rehabilitation market. The company focuses primarily on epoxy repair, coating and lining technologies for construction and industrial maintenance. In addition, its products offer protection of steel and concrete, covering a variety of industries such as water and wastewater, mining, energy, petroleum and gas, marine and more.


With its success in water and wastewater solutions, it expanded to launch separate brands including CLADLINER for manhole rehabilitation and lining systems and MCOR Products, a line of specialty repair materials formulated to rehabilitate and protect against the effects of heat, abrasion and chemical attack in heavy industries.


“Bringing Epoxytec and its product portfolio under the Tnemec umbrella allows us to expand product availability of their high-performance technologies to all of our customers, while still maintaining the excellent reputation Epoxytec has built over the years,” said Chase Bean, president and CEO of Tnemec. “Now contractors can come to one place for all of their water and wastewater treatment plant and collection system coating needs, knowing they have the power of two industry-leading companies backing them.”


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Epoxytec employees bring with them years of experience and expertise in the field. Like Tnemec, Epoxytec’s employees are skilled in services that include everything from job site inspections and prescribing products and application techniques to assisting engineers during system design. Contractors and specifiers can expect this level of service and support to remain.


“We have no doubt that Tnemec will be a good steward of the business we’ve spent years building,” said Caputi. “We contribute a lot of our success to our people and our customers, and that’s something Tnemec doesn’t take lightly. As a fellow family-owned company, they’ve also been built from the ground up and are ready to help push us and our customers into the future of high-performance coatings and linings with them.”


Established in 1921, Tnemec (pronounced/tuh-knee-mick) manufactures more than 120 architectural and industrial coating products at facilities in Kansas City, Baltimore, Dallas and Shanghai, China. Headquartered in Kansas City, Tnemec also operates distribution facilities in Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle and Compton, California. In addition to the company’s American network of technical representatives, Tnemec has technical representatives in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and China.


SOURCE – Tnemec


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