Cimline acquires Duraco Industries Inc.

News Cimline Inc. November 17, 2006
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Cimline Inc. of Plymouth, Minn., has recently acquired Duraco Industries Inc. of Jackson, Miss., manufacturer of the Dura Patcher, an injection-type road-repairing machine. This product line will join Cimline's Magma Series melter/applicators, EQUIPT seal-coating systems and other products used for pavement restoration and repair. The purchase will elevate the combined companies to the number-one position in worldwide distribution and service.

"The Dura Patcher is a natural fit with our existing product line and enjoys the same industry-leading technology as our Cimline products," said Mark Hefty, president of Plymouth Industries, manufacturers of the Cimline and Garlock brands. Garlock is a long-time supplier of roofing equipment.

Echoing Hefty's enthusiasm, continuing Duraco President and founder Bob Gilchrist, added, "This is a great opportunity for the Dura Patcher line to move forward with a company that embodies the same values of quality, technical superiority and world-class service that built Duraco." Gilchrist, General Manager David Sifton and Sales Manager Nat Alford join Cimline Vice-President Brad Dunn and Sales Manager Steve Johnson in the management of the combined product lines.

Dura Patcher is a proven method of road repair used by owners worldwide. It uses emulsified asphalts with aggregate to make a water-repellant, permanent patch. The Dura Patcher dispenses patch material through its operator friendly boom system repairing potholes, alligator cracks, shoulders, washouts and parking lots. The unit is available as a truck-mounted, trailer-mounted or the new one-man, cab-operated Dura Maxx model.

The Strategic Highway Research Program has proven that the spray-injection method has the longest lasting patches of all methods researched. Cimline's Magma Series enjoys industry-leading technology, including external pump, oil-jacketed kettle and patented AftrBurner fume control.

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