COLUMBUS, OH - Meridian Adhesives Group announced the acquisition of Evans Adhesive Corp., a leading manufacturer of industrial adhesives headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Earlier this year, Arsenal Capital Partners created Meridian as its new platform in the global adhesives and sealants sector, focusing on high-value adhesives technologies. In May 2018, Meridian completed the acquisitions of Epoxy Technology and Adhesives Technology Corp

In September 2018, Meridian acquired W.F. Taylor LLC. Today, Meridian’s portfolio includes high-performance specialty epoxy, polyurethane and hybrid adhesives for the electronics, medical, construction and infrastructure markets. Evans Adhesive represents Meridian’s fourth acquisition in 2018.

Rusty Thompson, President of Evans Adhesive, said, “Our customers will continue to receive the Evans Adhesive’s experience along with increased access to a variety of different adhesive technologies, additional technical resources and overall support from a larger platform. Being part of Meridian provides our valued employees with more career growth opportunities. All of us at Evans Adhesive could not be more excited and pleased to be part of Meridian.”

Dan Pelton, CEO of Meridian, said, “Evans Adhesive’s portfolio of technologies, well-known brands and customer intimacy culture fits with Meridian’s philosophy and strategy. This acquisition adds another avenue for driving technology across the Meridian platform.”