CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — Van Horn, Metz & Co. Inc. (VHM) announced the acquisition of Ivanhoe Industries Inc., Tullytown, Pennsylvania, a distributor of industrial chemicals for personal care, rubber, elastomers and lubricants. Discussions began in June 2021, and the agreement was finalized Dec. 23, 2021.
“Van Horn, Metz engaged in discussions with Ivanhoe Industries to offer customers a more complete palate of specialty raw materials," said Barry Fisher, President of VHM. "In our uncertain times, adding Ivanhoe’s sourcing contacts strengthens the merged business for customers and our supply chain partners.”
The company reports that the acquisition highlights VHM’s understanding that manufacturing relies on raw materials, but sourcing materials is time-consuming and challenging. With VHM and Ivanhoe Industries, customers will get the specialty raw materials they need to create innovative products.
“We are excited about the combination of these two organizations and look forward to maintaining and growing the relationships that both have built,” said Andy Romano, VP and Director of Sales. "We look forward to maintaining and improving products and services customers are accustomed to with Ivanhoe Industries as they become part of VHM."