Coventry Coatings Corp. (Garnerville, N.Y.) has made a significant step into industrial finishes, acquiring North American Technologies, a New Jersey-based manufacturer of high-performance industrial coatings and specialty finishes.

Coventry Coatings will continue to manufacture the full range of products already available under the North American Technologies (NAT) label, including drum enamels, baking enamels, epoxy coatings, water-based metal-surface primers and other specialty items, at its facilities in Garnerville, N.Y.

"This acquisition broadens our scope, introducing us to entirely new market segments where the North American Technologies name is already well known and trusted," says president of Coventry Coatings Corp., Bruce Sklak. "While automotive refinish products continue to be our core business and primary area of focus, we are more interested than ever before in extending our presence into parallel, untapped coatings market segments."

Leveraging new technologies gained from NAT and ongoing sidelight projects, over time Coventry Coatings plans to expand the number and scope of products available under its new brand. The company also hopes its existing distributors will help identify new opportunities for NAT's industrial coatings products.