ORANGE, Calif. (Nov. 20) — West American Rubber Co. L.L.C. has completed its acquisition of Biltrite Corp.'s sheet rubber and rubber matting business in Ripley, Miss.
The acquisition was made through a newly formed entity, Biltrite Ripley Operations L.L.C., which will operate as a subsidiary of West American Rubber Co.
As part of the deal, a Warco affiliate has acquired Biltrite's 400,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility on 50 acres of land in Ripley.
Stanley J. Bernstein and Stephen A. Fine of Biltrite joined the Warco board of directors. James deLeo, president of Warco, will oversee the two operations, and Larry Babcock has been named executive vice president of Biltrite Ripley Operations.
The headquarters of the merged rubber businesses has been combined at Warco's headquarters in Orange.