PALMERSTON – Trusscore, a material science company that manufactures sustainable alternatives to traditional building materials from facilities here and in the U.S., recently announced the acquisition of the assets of Calgary-based Westech Building Products, a developer of high-performing vinyl building materials.
Westech was acquired from its parent company, Westlake Chemical Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products that is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
“With this acquisition, we are creating a premier material science company that’s positioned for growth across residential, commercial, and agriculture markets,” said Trusscore CEO Dave Caputo in a July 7 press release.
“I’m delighted to welcome our new team members and partners to Trusscore. I have no doubt they’ll blend seamlessly and that together we can engineer the future of the building materials industry.”
Like Trusscore, Westech makes a range of PVC-based products, including a popular dock and deck system. The company says the new products will complement and expand the Trusscore line and enhance the Trusscore focus on innovation and research and development, including advanced nanotechnology and chemistry.
“Our new presence in western Canada will deliver an array of opportunities for us in our quest to scale,” said Caputo.
“Not only do we expand our product line and customer reach, we gain additional manufacturing horsepower and distribution capability, which aligns with our commitment to deliver unparalleled service to our customers.”
The Westech facility in Calgary will be rebranded under the Trusscore banner, which includes manufacturing operations in Dayton, Ohio, and in the Town of Minto, where the company’s headquarters is located in the Palmerston Industrial Park. The company’s marketing and research and development teams are based at the Communitech technology and innovation hub in Kitchener.
Trusscore now has 187 employees, an increase of 98 from one year ago, due to recent accelerated sales growth.
For more information, visit trusscore.com.