CRC Industries, Inc. announces the acquisition of Weld-Aid Products, a leading manufacturer and marketer in maintenance chemicals serving the welding and metal working business segments.  

Weld-Aid Products, located in Detroit Michigan, was established in 1958 as a division of the Roy Smith Welding Supply Company and quickly realized there were opportunities to improve the efficiency of the wire feed process in the welding market place. Today, products are designed to both clean and lubricate the wire, reducing friction as the wire is fed to the torch. A full line of welding and metal protection products are marketed including category leading products in zinc coatings, Anti-Spatter and lubricants. 

Customers are served through two major selling divisions including: the aftermarket welding related products for cleaning and lubrication and the zinc rich coatings division which specializing in products and solutions for the galvanizing and infrastructure markets.

Industry leading Welding branded products include: WELD-KLEEN®, a coating to prevent spatter buildup; NOZZLE-KLEEN®, a coating to maximize tip life; and LUBE-MATIC®, a coating to maximize tip and liner life; FRACSURE®, YORK® Products, BRITE® Products, and leading Galvanizing brands including Brite Zinc and Weld-Aid 1st Zinc.

Scott Grey, CEO of CRC Industries states, “The addition of the Weld- Aid brands and products will greatly enhance our ability to meet and exceed our global mission to be the brands of first choice to our many customers within the MRO maintenance, auto repair and professional user base.”

Steve Smith President and owner of Weld Aid is excited to see his business become part of the CRC family of brands and recognizes the opportunity for Weld-Aid products to fulfil a growth platform in the galvanizing and fabricator global markets. He states, “ It is very clear that our future depends on being integrated into a worldwide manufacture with the platform to meet integrated Welding channel’s needs. I am very happy that we can be part of the CRC Family.”

The Weld-Aid product business will become part of the CRC Americas Group, reporting to Wayne King, President CRC Americas.

CRC Industries is a Global Leader in the production of specialty chemicals used by MRO and Installer professionals and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) consumer.  CRC serves a variety of markets, including Industrial MRO, Automotive, Heavy Duty Truck, Marine, Electrical, Construction, and Aviation.  CRC operates worldwide in the regions of the Americas, EMEIA, and Asia Pacific, with 6 manufacturing sites and 14 distribution points, and is sold in over 120 countries.

CRC global trademarked brands include: CRC®, K&W®, Sta-Lube®, SmartWasher®, Marykate®, Ambersil®, KF®, Kontakt Chemie®, Ados®, Action Can® and Kitten®.