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. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Becker Powder Coatings Inc. produces powder coatings applied to appliances, metal furniture, fixtures, equipment, and electronic products manufactured throughout North America. Becker Powder Coatings has more than 45 employees, sales of approximately US$14 million, and a reputation for innovative technology and quality products.

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