PATERSON, NJ – Specialty chemicals and additives distributor JNS-SmithChem announced the acquisition of CheMarCo Inc., a specialty regional distributor based in Greenville, South Carolina. The acquisition will expand the scope and sales coverage of JNS-Smithchem while providing both companies complementary product lines to deepen the connection with their existing customer base.

“This acquisition supports the growth initiatives of JNS-SmithChem and gives us a much stronger and more sustainable organization well positioned for the future,” said Darren Jachts, CEO, JNS-Smithchem. “We look forward to leveraging each company’s established presence and market expertise through our expanded scope and geographic footprint, while still maintaining the level of service offered by a regional distributor.” 

“JNS-Smithchem and CheMarCo share a similar vision for continued growth and commitment to technical sales and service excellence,” added Martin Carter, President, CheMarCo. “We can now offer even greater value to our suppliers and customers with the same exceptional customer support they have depended on for the past 40 years.”

The expanded distribution territory covers 26 states, including the entire east coast, from New England to Florida and west to Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. The product lines focus on the paints, coatings, inks, adhesives, building materials, plastics, rubber, and other specialty chemicals and additives markets.

Founded in 1981, CheMarCo established its reputation in specialty chemical distribution through product and technical expertise, and reliability among its network of supplier and customer relationships.

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