RPM Acquires Specialty Stain Remover Company


Specialty coatings company RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio) announced Monday (Dec. 4) that its Rust-Oleum business group has acquired Whink Products, a specialty cleaners manufacturer.

The Endora, Iowa-based company provides a board range of specialty products, including rust stain removers, wood cleaners and mineral deposit removers.

“In addition to providing us with the leading brand in the rust stain removal segment, Whink will also accelerate our expansion into other indoor cleaning solutions, adding a breadth of offerings to our rapidly growing Krud Kutter program,” said Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. “We welcome the Whink team to the RPM family of entrepreneurial specialty chemical companies.”

Whink is best known for products Rust Stain Remover and Rust Guard, and earns annual net sales of approximately $6 million. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


Tagged categories: Good Technical Practice; North America; RPM; Rust; Rust-Oleum Corp.; Stain repellents

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