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Ronatec C2C Acquires Metalx Specialty Products

Ronatec is primarily involved in the metal finishing industry.


Ronatec C2C Inc. (Oceanside, Calif.) has announced the acquisition of Metalx Specialty Products Inc. (Lenoir, N.C.). The two companies have had a business relationship for more than 25 years and it was decided to move forward and unite.

Ronatec C2C , a privately owned company, has been in business since 1978 and is an industrial chemical manufacturer and distribution company. Ronatec is primarily involved in the metal finishing industry as well as all the related process equipment within those industries. Ronatec specialized products are used in the Plating, Aerospace, Automotive, Electronic, Defense, Hardware, Medical, Naval, Plumbing and Energy Industries. Ronatec and MetalX hold MRO/BAC approvals and product deviations on various electroless nickel and metallic stripping products.

Metalx Specialty Products was founded by Barry and Gail Coffey in 1980 in the town of Lenoir, N.C. Barry Coffey invented a number of environmentally safe non-toxic metal stripping products that have been a staple in the metal finishing industry across the U.S. for 40 years. These strippers make up the B-9 ,B-929 and Cufix-E family of plating strippers used from coast to coast. Marty Waters has been the CEO and President of  Metalx Specialty Products for the past 14 years and will be working on all aspects of the transition. Marty has been a stalwart supporter of the Metal Finishing industry since his involvement and is widely recognized for his volunteer work and intelligent business strategies.   

 “Metalx Specialty with Marty’s leadership, is an excellent fit for the Ronatec brand name,” says Shawn Wetherald, CEO and President of Ronatec C2C. “Together our two companies make a strong partnership to grow both our brands through the synergy of increased marketing, product knowledge and an  effective sales and existing distribution system.”    

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