TRELLEBORG, Sweden (Feb. 6)—Trelleborg A.B. has bought sealing profiles maker EPG Inc. of Streetsboro, Ohio, and will add the operation to its Building Systems business.
EPG makes polymer sealing products such as extruded profiles and pipe seals, primarily for the construction industry. Trelleborg described EPG as a "leader within its niches, mainly in commercial building design, and is capturing an increasing share of the residential market."
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Privately owned EPG employs about 140 and has annual sales of about $22 million. The company has two plants in Aurora, Ohio.
"EPG provides us an excellent growth platform for our operations in North America," said Trelleborg Building Systems President Peter Suter in a prepared statement. Pointing out that Trelleborg has a leading position in extruded profiles in Europe, Suter said, "We will now have the opportunity to develop and transfer our know-how to the U.S. market."