ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - The Sherwin-Williams Co. has acquired Becker Powder Coatings Inc. in North America, a subsidiary of AB Wilh. Becker based in Sweden. Simultaneously, AB Wilh. Becker has acquired the North American coil coatings business of Sherwin-Williams and related assets. The business will be integrated into Becker Specialty Corp., a Chicago-based subsidiary of AB Wilh. Becker.

Becker Specialty Corp. produces custom-formulated coil coatings for metal applications. In addition to Chicago, the company has manufacturing facilities in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Headquartered in Columbus, OH, Becker Powder Coatings Inc. produces powder coatings applied to appliances, metal furniture, fixtures, equipment and electronic products manufactured throughout North America.<