SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec — The Protech Group, a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, has reached an agreement to acquire the industrial coatings business of Winslow Browning Inc. (WBI), based in Liberty, Indiana. The acquisition is expected to close on Dec. 4, 2020. All manufacturing equipment as well as the manufacturing site located in Liberty, Indiana, will remain operational under the Protech Group banner. All employees will join the Protech Group. For over 30 years, WBI has manufactured high-performance liquid coatings for metal, glass, wood and plastic substrates.

"This acquisition strengthens our liquid coatings capabilities,” said David Ades, President of the Protech Group, “It allows us to expand our customer base and offer a great depth of solutions to them.”

“We are thrilled to be handing over our business to the Protech Group, as this will ensure continuity to our employees and business partners,” said John Browning, President and owner of WBI.

Acquisitions continue to be part of the Protech Group’s growth strategy. Earlier this year, the Protech Group announced the acquisition of the coatings division of ACG Industry, located in France.