RPM Acquires Abrasives Manufacturer


RPM International Inc. subsidiary Rust-Oleum has acquired Ohio-based Ali Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of sandpaper and other abrasives. Ali Industries, which is commercially known as Gator Finishing Products, offers finishing products for power sanding, hand sanding, cutting and grinding, and floor sanding. Its products are used on many surfaces, including wood, metal and paint. They are sold under brand names, including Gator, Finish 1st, and Zip Sander. The company’s abrasive products are manufactured in the U.S. and distributed across North America through home improvement centres; mass merchandisers; and hardware, paint, and automotive supply stores.