MILWAUKEE - Hentzen Coatings, Inc., Milwaukee, has purchased BASF's Batavia, Ill., coatings manufacturing site, including its drum and pipe coating business.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to add this first-class manufacturing capacity plus an experienced and dedicated work force," said Al Hentzen, president & CEO of Hentzen. "The newly acquired manufacturing and laboratory facilities will be used to accommodate our current business growth plus expand the acquired business."

Founded in 1923, Hentzen manufactures both liquid and powder coatings for the general industrial, defense and aerospace markets.