ORLANDO, FL - Ravago Holdings America Inc. (RHA), a leader in polymer and chemical distribution, recently announced the acquisition of Specialty Chemical Sales (SCS) of Cleveland, Ohio, and JF Shelton (JFS) of Seattle, Washington. Both SCS and JF Shelton are leading distributors into the paint, coatings, adhesive and polymer markets in North America. Both SCS and JFS will continue to be led by their current management teams and run as separate businesses in RHA’s subsidiary, Ravago Chemical Distribution Inc. (Ravago Chemicals).

“We are excited to acquire two businesses with strong reputations and demonstrated success of putting employees and customers first,” said Jim Duffy, CEO of RHA. “These companies complement our growing specialty chemical distribution business and help us strengthen our North American footprint.”

Kevin Wettstein, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ravago Chemicals, believes this is another key step in the growth of Ravago’s chemical distribution business. “We continue to look for strong companies with great people who can help us develop and accelerate our position in the specialty chemical and fine ingredient markets. We have watched the talented teams at SCS and JFS execute on business plans that create long-lasting relationships with their customers and principals. We are excited to have them join our team and bring their skills and experience to our business,” said Wettstein.

“The resources and acumen of Ravago behind the established path of SCS will create an environment to provide our customers and principals with even greater access to services in specialty chemical distribution. We are excited to create and expand opportunities for all our relationships,” said Steve Strongosky, Chief Executive Officer of SCS.

The VP of Sales for JF Shelton, Brad Campbell, commented, “We are very excited to be joining Ravago’s ever-growing family of companies. Their global reach and their position as an industry leader will help to better serve and supply our customers on the West Coast.”

For more information about Ravago Chemicals, visit www.RavagoChemicals.com.