WARWICK, N.Y.—Mechanical Rubber, a supplier of custom rubber and plastics products for the aerospace, defense, health care, transit and commercial industries, has acquired Durox Co. in Strongsville, Ohio, a company formerly owned by Pittsburgh-based Wabtec Corp.
The acquisition gives Mechanical Rubber a stronger presence in the locomotive industry, as Durox produces gaskets, rubber seals, extrusions and other components for diesel engines.
Mechanical Rubber now has offices and manufacturing facilities in New York and Ohio, as well as Richmond, Calif. The company, earlier this year, emphasized its desire to improve service to customers on the West Coast, and opened offices in Richmond. It plans to add manufacturing there soon.
Terms of the Durox deal, now known as Mechanical Rubber Ohio, were not disclosed.
"The acquisition was completed shortly before the COVID-19 virus started to spread in the U.S.," Cedric Glasper, CEO of Mechanical Rubber, said in an April 21 news release. "While we've been working on transitioning the company from its corporate parent to the Mechanical Rubber family, we've been unsure whether to share our good news.
"But there has been so much bad news and economic uncertainty, we decided to look to the future and share our exciting new opportunity."