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Rugby acquires the operations of EBS Finishing Systems

Rugby Architectural Building Products, Concord, NH announces its entrance into the Industrial Wood Coatings product segment with the acquisition of operations of EBS Finishing Systems, Lindenhurst, NY.  In conjunction with the acquisition Rugby has entered into a distribution partnership with AkzoNobel, manufacturer of the Chemcraft brand, to service Metro New York, Long Island and Northern New Jersey.

Mike Bein, President of EBS, and his team of industrial wood coatings specialists have joined Rugby to run the new program.  Bein says, “We are very excited about joining Rugby. This opportunity will allow us to move in a positive direction giving us the resources we need to expand our customer base, increase the service capabilities of our team, and meet the needs of our market.”

“Industrial Wood coatings are a logical expansion of the full-line architectural building products strategy we announced in January 2010.  We are very excited to have Mike Bein bring his 25 years of expertise, and a loyal customer following in the New York metro area, to the Rugby team” says David Hughes, President and CEO, “Furthermore, the opportunity to align ourselves with AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and industrial coatings company, gives us the resources we need to make an immediate impact in this product category”.

The EBS team will begin doing business under the Rugby Architectural Building Products banner, effective immediately, and will continue operations at their existing facilities in Lindenhurst, NY.  Mike Bein, Rugby’s new Industrial Coatings Product Manager, can be contacted at 631-225-0860, and at mbein@rugbyabp.com.

Headquartered in Concord, NH, Rugby Architectural Building Products serves over 9,000 customers in many of the largest metro centers in the US with a geographic footprint covering 25 states from 13 distribution facilities operating in Metro Boston, Metro NYC, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, and Los Angeles, CA.