The merger allows the new company to expand and build upon combined expertise in polyurea, polyurethane, epoxy and cementitious technologies to better serve its global customers. A key shared value of VersaFlex and Raven is the commitment to working closely with best-in-class coating applicators dedicated to the highest quality standards.
“This is truly a strategic merger of brands, leadership, products and service, which will result in a stronger combined company to meet the specialty protective lining and rehabilitation challenges that are ahead,” said Joe Haydu, VersaFlex president. “We anticipate completing the integration of Raven’s Broken Arrow facility into VersaFlex’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility by the end of the year.”
The company’s plan is to combine VersaFlex’s POLYUREA University with Raven’s Certified Applicator Program to develop an industry leading training and technical support program. Both VersaFlex and Raven are ISO 9001:2008 certified for operations. VersaFlex brings the additional quality strength of being ISO 9001:2008 certified for design.
“When an opportunity arises to join forces with another industry leader you have to take advantage,” said Rob Pawlak, Raven Lining Systems’ president. “We are excited to become part of the VersaFlex team and leverage each other’s strengths to continue to provide the outstanding service our customers have become accustomed to over the past 30 years.”