Hidden Storage | Turn your Wall into a Cabinet! | Easy DIY

In this video I’ll be showing you how I tore into a wall to create a built in cubby. I did this project in my bathroom but the same steps can be taken in any wall in order to create a beautiful storage spot. Lets get started. 

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The first thing to note is this wall I’m using is non load bearing. It’s just a partition wall between the bathtub and the toilet. Also since the shower is separate, I figured there was no plumbing above the tub that would be in my way. Other than a vent tube which I’ll get into later. All that to say: I recommend doing this project in a space that looks like the inside will be relatively empty. 

To get started, I first figured out where I wanted the cubby to be. I used a level to draw some lines that would put it in line with the floating shelves I built in my last video. Then I used a stud finder to locate the studs in the wall. 

The easiest thing to do would be to build a vertical cabinet in between the studs and never have to touch them. However, I wasn’t a fan of that arrangement…I really wanted something horizontal. The only problem with that is that means I would have to cut into the studs. In my situation this isn’t a problem because this wall isn’t load bearing, so I marched forward with my plan. 

With the placement laid out, I next cut into the drywall, which is an intimidating step to start.

I grabbed not only a shop vac but also my ISOtunes as this is a very noise step, especially in a small space. They actually make a drywall saw that you can use for this step but since I have a multi tool, I went with that. It will drastically sped up the process. I would go over my pencil mark and score a line, just to first establish where the cut needed to be. So that next I could make another pass but deepen it until I felt the blade punch through the back. 

To keep the dust down you can see that I just dragged the shop vac along with my cut. Once it was cut all the way through on all sides, I cut the top right corner out so that I could create some sort of hand hold for pulling the piece out.

It was here I realized my mistake….this cut was the finished cubby size I wanted, but in the next step I’ll have to add 2x4s to both the top and bottom which is shrink my hole by 3”. To fix this, I simply cut back 1 1/2” from the top and bottom. If you do this project, figure out your wanted finish size, then add 1 1/2” to both ends before making your cubby cut. : ) 

This next step you’ll be able to completely skip if you’re not working around a tub, but let me explain this PVC pipe in my wall. This is something called a vent tube which is just an empty PVC pipe that goes up to the attic, connects to the other plumbing vent tubes in the house then goes up to the roof. It’s sole purpose is to allow air into the system so plumbing can drain. I was hoping it would be tucked off to the right but since it’s right in my way, I had to either reroute it, or shorten it. I decided to shorten it.

To still keep it’s function, I cut this pipe shorter then used a special cap called an Air Remittence valve which can be placed anywhere in the system and will still allow air into the plumbing so things are able to drain.

Then I went up to the attic, find this one particular line and capped it off so no moisture would fall into my partition wall here. 

I didn’t have enough room on the front to work in this valve so I cut a small access on the backside to do this work. After attaching the valve, I placed a grate on the toilet side so it could be accessed later, then carried on the tub side with my project. 

With the plumbing removed, next I worked on cutting the studs out. I used a combination of a sawzall with a short blade on it, and a multi tool. First a sawzall to cut through the bulk of the stud, aiming to keep my tool and blade level with the drywall cut here. Then a multi tool to finish off the back 10% of the cut without getting into the drywall on the other side. It’s a little bit of a pain because of the screws going in from the drywall on the other side, but it work eventually. 

Next I cut some 2x4s to length and attached them to the studs in the wall. This is where I’m sure I’m going to get complaints. If this were a load bearing wall, I would have built a true header to go from the far left stud to the far right on both the top and bottom, but since I know the framing of my house, I knew that wasn’t needed.

Instead, I just needed to stabilize the studs and connect them so they wouldn’t be loose and floating around in the walls, which these boards do. If you’re wondering, they don’t extend all the way to the left stud because it was another 13’ inside the drywall and I couldn’t access it with a drill. 

Ok, with that framed out, now it was time to head to the shop and start building the cubby that will fit inside it. 

I built this from the same Maple I built the floating shelves from and I started off by ripping all my needed boards at the table saw, then cutting them to length at the miter. The aim here is to build something that will sit inside the 2x4s of the walls then add trim to cover up the drywall. 

I recommend figuring out your dimension then taking off 1/4” to ensure it fits nice and easy. For example, my dry wall opening was 32 1/2” long, but I made my cabinet 32 1/4”. Then the same on the height. You can make it a little small to ensure it goes in smoothly then center it up with shims.

Actually, before putting it in, I needed to add the back! You can go with any material of your choice here but I cut up some masonite strips in my shop then used a router to bevel both edges. This way after painting and attaching to the backside of the cabinet, it looks like paneling which just gives the cubby some texture. 

Now once I put it in place, it’s bottom is resting on the 2×4 on the bottom and I’ll screw it directly down to that once I like it’s left to right position. After getting the bottom secure, I also put in two screws on the top, making sure to push the cabinet in as I was doing so. 

And just like that I’m done. For finishing touches, I applied a bead of caulk around the trim then did some touch up paint but honestly this is a pretty quick and painless project that completely enhances this space. It not only helps finish out this entire space as far as looks go, but gives it some function as I now have a spot to store containers of items instead of them clogging up the perimeter of my tub. 

I personally love it! And now seeing how simple it was, I’m already looking at different areas in my house that could use a cubby just like it. If this is on your to do list then I hope my experience has given you an idea on what you can expect.

I’ll see you on my next project. 

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A Loveseat For The Sitting Room

A Loveseat For The Sitting Room

A bunch of you got a sneak peek at this change thanks to Instagram Stories right after the holidays, but here’s a quick update about the new loveseat we got and what the sitting room is looking like these days.

We got the loveseat on Overstock, and of course now it’s out of stock – but I did find it here and here in the darker color (ours is the “light gray” one). So far we’re loving it, and it really went a long way in making the whole area feel like a legitimate hangout space. It’s also super comfy, which is really what matters (and you know this post is going to have some John & Sherry for scale pics).

ottomans / loveseat / rug / chairs / art by Teil Duncan / gold frames / coffee table / lamp / side table

We mentioned in our post a month ago about the evolution of our sitting room area that we’d love to get some larger seating, like a loveseat for the wall below.

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Floating Hexagon Shelves | How To Build

In this tutorial, I turned this bare and non functional space above my tub into something decorative and also functional. I now have a place to put candles, bath amenities, and also just decor to bring a little life to this area.

Let me show you the process. 

With my walls being a darker color, I planned on going for a raw wood look for my final project and chose maple as I think it will contrast nicely with the gray wall and I already had it on hand. My board is quite long and wide, so I first started off by cutting it to rough length at the miter saw

My boards were around 3/4” thick which would have been fine, but I wanted mine closer to 1/2” so next I wheeled my Triton planer to my shop’s porch and knocked my boards down to thickness. These boards will make up the three hexagon shelves I’m wanting for the space. 

Know that everything about these shelves is flexible and up to personal preference.

Next I set up my table saw to rip my board into 4” strips. I measured the items I have around my tub and 4” deep comfortably housed everything of mine. However, if you wanted to store, lets say towels, then you could also make this cut wider, which would make the finished shelf, deeper. 

If you’d like a cut list for the ones I made, I have a free download available HERE.

After cutting the strips to width, next was to cut them into pieces. The key to making the hexagon work is to get 6 identical pieces and the best way to do that is to set up a stop block. When using the miter gauge, you never want to butt your piece directly up against the fence. That leaves the cut off held tight between the fence and blade, which is what causes kickback.

Instead, I place a scrap board and clamp at the front of my fence so that I can start my piece off resting on the stop block. But then, as I push the miter gauge forward and the piece contacts the blade, there is a gap between the end and the fence which will get rid of the possibility of it binding and kicking back. 

I first start by beveling one end of my board, then flipping it over and resting it up against my stop block before pushing it forward to bevel the second end. I repeated flipping and cutting the board until I had all six pieces to make up a hexagon.

When I got to my last cut, I didn’t have enough cut off to hold it onto the miter gauge. To make an extension I simply grabbed a scrap of wood and used two screws to secure it to my miter gauge. This gave me plenty of length to safety keep my fingers out of the way but still get my straight reference from the miter gauge. 

If you don’t have a table saw, another method for cutting these pieces is to use a miter saw with a stop block. 

Ok, now for glueing them together. I don’t know why I chose to work on this make shift workbench instead of my nice and sturdy plywood bench right behind me, but lets just go with it. I placed all my pieces upside down and butted them up to each other.

I used two strips of tape to connect them together. I typically use painters tape for this but couldn’t find any so duct tape it is.

After getting the pieces joined, I flipped it all over so that I could apply some DAP Weldwood glue in each one of the joints. This is a yellow wood glue that is for interior projects and I really like that it’s both sandable and also paintable. I applied a liberal amount in each joint so that when I rolled it up, I could see squeeze out along the entire area.

Woodworkers have been replying on Weldwood for several decades but they also make contact cement and spray adhesive so look for Weldwood the next time you’re needing adhesive. 

With these being simple shelves that won’t see a lot of movement or loads, I don’t plan on reinforcing any of the joints. Instead I made sure I had good coverage of WeldWood and I’ll go ahead and tell you that I tried breaking one and it took throwing it on the ground a few times before it busted, so I think it’s good for the goal here. 

After taping the rest of the sets up, I used a little bit of water on a rag to clean up each joint of most of the squeeze out. Weldwood is an easy clean up with water. 

While those were setting up, I started making the straight floating shelves that will accompany them. These are very simple as it just required ripping them to width at the table saw then cutting them to length at the miter.

By the time I wad done, I was ready to take the tape off the hex shelves and start the sanding process with my Palm ROS. My boards were already pretty smooth from processing them so here I just had to clean up any of my glue squeeze out. Which was mostly the outside areas as the tape prevented me from getting after it with a rag and water.

Now on to finishing them. I chose maple for this project so that I could apply a clear coat finish and leave it looking almost like raw wood. I suppose I probably could have left it raw, but applying a finish is simple and will protect it should I get any water or wax on it.

I let that sit over night then started the hanging process the next day. 

For the hexagons I hammered in a saw tooth hanger on the top back of each unit, then used a sheet rock anchor to get it exactly on my desired location. If you are going to be housing something heavy on these, then there are plenty of other hanging options. 

On the straight shelves, I went with the easy but strong Rockler floating shelf hardware. On these, a base plate is screwed into the wall first, then a metal rod can be screwed into the last hole then the shelf can be slipped on. 

Last thing to do is to decorate. I looked up candle flame safety and it looks like 12” above a flame is considered safe. So make sure the area you place a candle has the needed room to not be a hazard.

I know I’m bias, but I think this looks drastically better than it did before. Now I can put a few candles around, a few bath bombs, and even a few plants.

Be sure and watch the video above for an even better tutorial.

For the third wall, I plan to utilize it as storage for all the containers of things I need but don’t want all around my tubs perimeter. However, instead of building a cabinet on the wall, I plan to build a cabinet IN the wall. Stay tuned for my next video where I show how to go into the walls and magically open up more storage for any room. 

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EPA Proposes Changes to TSCA Fees Rule

On Dec. 21, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed updates to its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Fees Rule, finalized in October 2018. TSCA requires that EPA collect fees from chemical manufacturers and processors to help defray 25% of costs associated with most TSCA implementation efforts; 50% of costs associated with manufacturer-requested risk evaluations of TSCA workplan chemicals; and 100% of costs for manufacturer-requested risk evaluations of other chemicals. The law also directs EPA to review the TSCA Fees Rule, and, if necessary, adjust fees every three years. In March 2020, the agency announced its plan to initiate a new rulemaking process to update the fees rule.

EPA is accepting comments on the proposal through Feb. 25, 2021.

EPA proposes increases to risk evaluation fees based on projected costs per chemical to conduct a risk evaluation. EPA estimates approximately $2.84 million per chemical for chemicals on the TSCA Work Plan and $5.67 million per chemical for chemicals not on the TSCA Work Plan.

EPA proposes the following fee increases to recover a percentage of total costs:

  • $2,560,000 paid by each manufacturer and importer for EPA-initiated chemical risk evaluations. Current fee amount is $1,350,000 per company.
  • A company requesting a risk evaluation of a TSCA workplan chemical would make two payments of $945,000 plus an additional final payment to cover any remaining costs to cover 50% of actual costs. Current fee amount is $1,250,000 plus an additional payment to recover 50% of actual costs.
  • A company requesting a risk evaluation of a chemical not included on the TSCA workplan would make two payments of $1,890,000 with a final payment to cover any remaining (100%) of actual costs. Current fee amount is one payment of $2,500,000 with an additional payment for any remaining actual costs.

EPA is not proposing an increase for the PMN (pre-manufacture notice) filing fee, set at $16,000. EPA proposes an increase for other fees associated with new chemical review, as follows:

  • Companies would pay $500 to a bona fide notice of intent to manufacture or import. Currently no fee is required.
  • Companies would pay $500 to file a notice of commencement after PMN review. Currently, no fee is required.

EPA also proposes changes to timing for fee payment. For EPA-initiated risk evaluations, payment is collected over two installments, with the first payment of 50% due 180 days after EPA publishes the final scope of a chemical risk evaluation. The second payment is due not later than 545 days after EPA publishes the final scope of a risk evaluation. Currently, payment is due in one payment 120 days after publication of the final scope. The timeline for manufacturer-requested risk evaluations is also extended to 180 days after providing EPA with notification for the first payment of three installments.

Background

In its press release announcing the proposed updates, EPA identified changes to the original 2018 TSCA Fees Rule as accomplishing the following:

  • Narrowing the scope of the rule by exempting importers of articles containing a chemical substance, companies that produce a chemical as a byproduct or manufacture or import as an impurity, companies that produce a chemical in de minimus amounts, companies that use chemicals solely for research and development purposes, and companies that manufacture a chemical that is produced as a non-isolated intermediate from fees.
  • Using cost data gathered over the last two years, instead of estimates, to update the fee calculations.
  • Ensuring fees are fairly and appropriately shared across companies by proposing a production-volume based fee allocation and including export-only manufacturers for EPA-initiated risk evaluations.
  • Allowing for corrections to be made to the list of manufacturers subject to fees for EPA-initiated risk evaluations after the final list is published, ensuring the accuracy of the list.
  • Increasing flexibility for companies by extending the amount of time to form consortium to share in fee payments.
  • Ensuring EPA can fully collect fees and enabling companies to better prepare for paying fees by allowing payments in installments for EPA-initiated and manufacturer-requested risk evaluations.

Additionally, EPA’s proposal adds new fee categories associated with new chemicals activities. While EPA is proposing to add three new fee categories for Bona Fide Intent to Manufacture or Import Notices, Notices of Commencement of Manufacture or Import, and an additional fee associated with test orders, EPA is proposing exemptions for:

  • Research and development activities;
  • Entities manufacturing or importing less than 2,500 lbs. of a chemical subject to an EPA-initiated risk evaluation fee (unless all companies are manufacturing/importing below that level);
  • Manufacturers of chemical substances produced as a non-isolated intermediate; and
  • Manufacturers of a chemical substance subject to an EPA-initiated risk evaluation if the chemical substance is imported in an article, produced as a byproduct, or produced or imported as an impurity.

More information on TSCA Fees is available on EPA’s website, here.

Contact ACA’s Riaz Zaman for more information.

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EPA Retains 2015-Set Ozone NAAQS

On Dec. 31, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final decision to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone, effective immediately. The existing primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) standards for ozone, established in 2015, are set at 70 parts per billion (ppb). According to EPA, the final decision is based on its judgment that the current NAAQS protect the public health, with an adequate margin of safety, including the health of at-risk populations, and protect the public welfare from adverse effects. EPA’s decision is also consistent with ACA’s longstanding position.

On Oct. 1, 2020,  ACA submitted comments to the EPA supporting the agency’s then-proposed determination to retain both the primary and secondary NAAQS for ozone at 70 ppb. ACA maintains that this standard was significantly strengthened in 2015 when the agency lowered it from 75 ppb to 70 ppb.

Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to set health-based NAAQS for specific pollutants, including ozone. This standard must be reviewed every five years, and EPA cannot consider implementation costs when setting NAAQS. NAAQS are standards for outdoor ambient air that are intended to protect public health and welfare from pollution. “NAAQS do not directly limit emissions of a pollutant; rather, they set in motion a long process in which states and EPA identify areas that do not meet the standards, and states prepare implementation plans to demonstrate how emissions will be lowered sufficiently to reach attainment.”

The paint and coatings industry agrees that the current NAAQS protect the public health, with an adequate margin of safety, including the health of at-risk populations, and protect the public welfare from adverse effects.

In its comments, ACA cited a recent report by U.S. EPA showing that 8-hour average ozone levels in ambient air in the United States have fallen 25 percent since 1990. ACA’s comments stated:

This air quality improvement has resulted in large part from reductions in emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), the primary precursors for ozone. According to U.S. EPA, combined emissions from the six common pollutants dropped by 77 percent. During this same period, the United States’ gross domestic product increased 285 percent, vehicle miles traveled increased 195 percent, and energy consumption increased 49 percent. In short, under the existing primary NAAQS for ozone, the regulated sectors have innovated and responded to the need to reduce ozone levels responsibly, while continuing to support the American economy.

ACA also noted that the paint and coatings industry has significantly reduced its emissions of VOCs and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) since the late 1970s, and this trend continues. Market forces have played a role as the paint and coatings industry has become more service-oriented, providing just-in-time orders, smaller batch sizes, more waterborne and low-VOC coatings, and better transfer technology. VOC emissions from architectural coatings have drastically decreased over the last few decades as industry has moved towards low-VOC waterborne technologies, even while the use of architectural coatings has increased over the same period nationwide.

Notably, more than 90 percent of architectural coatings sales in the United States are now for environmentally preferable water-based paint, and many manufacturers are developing very low VOC paint products specifically for vulnerable populations. In addition, modern aerosol coatings formulas are being developed with very low reactive solvents, resulting in significantly less potential for ozone formation.

“Furthermore, the estimated economic impacts of previous NAAQS proposals and the lack of compelling new evidence to lower the standards support U.S. EPA’s policy judgement that the current NAAQS for ozone are requisite to protect the public health with an adequate margin of safety. Taking all of the current scientific record into account, ACA agrees with U.S. EPA’s policy determination and believes that emphasizing market-driven innovations and existing policies to improve fuel economy, increase energy efficiency, and reduce air pollution from cars, facilities, and products will drive further air quality improvements over the next decade,” ACA’s comments stated.

Contact ACA’s Rhett Cash for more information.

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OSHA Reminder: Specific Employers to Submit Required 2020 Injury and Illness Data by March 2, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that the agency began collecting calendar year 2020 Form 300A data on Jan. 2, 2021. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2021.

Electronic submissions are required by establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Visit the Injury Tracking Application Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA for more information and a link to the Injury Tracking Application.

Background

Establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, AND establishments with 20 to 249 employees in certain industries are required to submit Form 300A.  For the list of designated industries, visit https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904/1904.41AppA.

OSHA’s regulation at 29 CFR part 1904 requires employers to collect a variety of information on occupational injuries and illnesses. Much of this information may be sensitive for workers, including descriptions of their injuries and the body parts affected. Under OSHA’s regulation, employers with more than 10 employees in most industries must keep those records at their establishments. Employers covered by these rules must record each recordable employee injury and illness on an OSHA Form 300, the “Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” or equivalent. Covered employers must also prepare a supplementary OSHA Form 301, the “Injury and Illness Incident Report” or equivalent, to provide additional details about each case recorded on the OSHA Form 300. OSHA requires employers to provide these records to others under certain circumstances but imposes limits on the disclosure of personally identifying information. At the end of each year, these employers are required to prepare a summary report of all injuries and illnesses on the OSHA Form 300A, the “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” and post the form in a visible location in the workplace.

Form 301 requires the collection of much sensitive information about each individual worker’s job-linked illness or injury, information an employer must collect with or without the worker’s consent.  Some of the information is likelier to be regarded as particularly sensitive.

Form 300 requires employers to log much of this individual information—notably, descriptions of injuries and the body parts affected—for each individual worker and incident. Form 300A, by contrast, merely summarizes incident data without any traceable connection to individual workers.

Contact ACA’s Riaz Zaman for more information.

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AkzoNobel Acquires New Nautical Coatings

AkzoNobel agreed to acquire New Nautical Coatings, owner of the Sea Hawk brand and supplier of antifouling coatings, primers and varnishes. Financial details were not disclosed.

According to AkzoNobel, the privately owned, Florida-based company is one of the top manufacturers in yacht coatings in North America. Established in 1978, New Nautical operates a specialized production facility out of Clearwater Beach, Florida, and is primarily active in North America, with sales also generated in the Caribbean and Australasia.

“North America is a key region for our Yacht Coatings business,” said AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker. “It’s the largest Yacht Coatings market in the world, so this is an excellent deal that perfectly complements our activities and offers excellent opportunities for growth.”

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Association for Materials Protection and Performance Launches

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) launched this month to create what organizers say will be a unified voice for the corrosion control and protective coatings industries. AMPP, which was announced January 6 at a global virtual event, was formed by a merger between Houston-based NACE International, The Corrosion Society; and Pittsburgh-based SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. AMPP’s name, logo, and other brand elements were revealed at the event led by AMPP CEO Bob Chalker and the organization’s executive leadership.

“AMPP brings together the world’s leading corrosion prevention and protective coatings organizations under one umbrella,” Chalker said. “With a vision to create a safer, protected, and sustainable world, the new association will focus on the future of materials protection and performance.”

With more than 40,000 members in 130 countries, AMPP consists of two governance structures: AMPP, a 501(c)(6), and AMPP Global Center, a 501(c)(3). AMPP provides services to members in the areas of certification, accreditation, membership, advocacy and public affairs, and AMPP Global Center focuses on standards, technical and research activities, conferences, events, education, training, publications and pre-professional programming.

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RadTech Elects New President and Board Members

RadTech, the nonprofit for ultraviolet and electron beam technologies (UV+EB), announced the election of Susan Bailey, from Michelman, as president. Michael Gould, of Rahn USA, was nominated as president-elect to assume office in 2023. New members elected to serve a two-year term include Neil Cramer, Sartomer; Jonathan Graunke, INX International; Jennifer Heathcote, GEW; Helen Rallis, Sun Chemical; Jake Staples, Wausau Coated Products, Inc.; and Dan Theiss, Procter & Gamble.

“The UV+EB community represents a growing number of important technology applications, and we welcome our new board members to help develop these opportunities,” Bailey said. “Our focus now is working to deliver much needed goods and supplies, including fast custom labeling, printing and packaging; supporting medical suppliers; and offering additive and electronics manufacturers with unique materials. This work requires targeted networking and the sharing of technical and training information that RadTech helps provide.”

RadTech thanked board members who will rotate off after fulfilling a two-term limit: David Biro, Sun Chemical; Mike Bonner, Saint Clair Systems; Christopher Seubert, Ford Motor Com.; Hui Yang, Procter and Gamble; and Sunny Ye, Facebook. In addition, Eileen Weber of allnex now moves to the board position of immediate past president.

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StanChem Polymers Announces Acquisition of Dux

StanChem Polymers announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Albi Protective Coatings, has completed the acquisition of Dux Paint and its sister companies, Hawthorne Coating and Hood Products (taken together, “Dux”).

Based in Lodi, New Jersey, Dux was founded more than 70 years ago and has built a comprehensive portfolio of industrial protective coating solutions for refinish, wood, automotive and direct-to-metal applications. According to StanChem, Dux enhances Albi Protective Coatings’ technical capabilities and expands Albi’s intumescent and fire-retardant product lines into the broader industrial protective coatings market. Dux and its existing management team will continue to operate and serve its customer base from its facility in Lodi.

Howard Goldstein, former owner of Dux and new member of the Albi Protective Coatings senior leadership team, said, “We are excited to partner with Albi Protective Coatings given their deep expertise in the protective coatings sector and coating solutions for harsh environments. Our combined product offering, and brand recognition, will enhance our abilities to serve our customers who rely on us for their most challenging applications, and to accelerate growth in key markets and applications.”

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