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July 11 2022, David R Brown

U.S. full-line distributor, JNS-SmithChem acquires Gulf Coast Chemical in Tampa, Florida

JNS-SmithChem LLC, a full-service distributor of specialty chemicals and raw materials in the USA, has acquired Gulf Coast Chemical (GCC), based in Tampa, Florida. JNS-SmithChem reports that the acquisition will strengthen the company's scope and sales coverage, bringing complementary product lines and shared resources to the entire JNS-Smithchem footprint.

We welcome Gulf Coast Chemical to the JNS-SmithChem team to further strengthen our market presence and sales coverage

Darren Jachts
CEO of JNS-Smithchem

The addition of GCC will build on the JNS-SmithChem acquisition of CheMarCo Inc. in 2021 and further strengthen their position in core markets. Founded in 1957, GCC is strong in CASE (coatings, adhesives and sealants), building products and composites industries but also supplies to number of other markets including HI&I (household, industrial & instititutional), personal care and agriculture/food. GCC services customers from their main office and warehouse in Tampa, FL as well as a warehouse in Atlanta, GA.

“We welcome Gulf Coast Chemical to the JNS-SmithChem team to further strengthen our market presence and sales coverage,” said Darren Jachts, CEO, JNS-Smithchem. “We look forward to leveraging each company's established presence, while maintaining our commitment to service, supply, quality and price only offered by a regional distributor.”

“We're excited to be a part of the JNS-SmithChem team and confident this new relationship will be a major benefit to our existing and future customers,” said Keith Walter, CEO of GCC. “Combining GCC with the strengths and resources of JNS-SmithChem will enable us to significantly enhance value to our suppliers and customers while providing the same exceptional customer support they have depended on for the past 65 years.”

About JNS-SmithChem
New Jersey headquartered, JNS SmithChem is a full-service specialty distributor of raw materials, chemicals, and packaging focused on the paints, coatings, inks, adhesives, building materials, plastics, rubber and additives markets. The company supplies resins, minerals, fillers, additives, pigments and other specialty chemicals from 6 warehouses located in Northeast and Southwest USA. In 2021, JNS-SmithChem had revenues of USD 42 million.

Source(s): JNS-SmithChem Press Release

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