MINNETONKA, Minn., October 12, 2021 — APPLIED Adhesives, a premier custom adhesive solutions provider in North America, today announced the acquisition of American Chemical, a regional supplier of adhesives and sealants located in Minneapolis, MN. APPLIED Adhesives’ acquisition of American Chemical serves to strengthen its commitment of providing industry leading technical expertise and exceptional service to its customers.

“American Chemical has consistently delivered innovative solutions and exceptional value to its customers, which aligns with our culture of relentless customer focus,” said John Feriancek, president and chief executive officer of APPLIED Adhesives. “We look forward to welcoming American Chemical’s customers to the APPLIED Adhesives family and providing them outstanding service, support, and value.”

For over 30 years, American Chemical has supported the needs of its customers through new product development and in-house lab services for unique applications. “I am very proud of American Chemical’s legacy of innovation and customer support,” said Dennis Werneke, former owner of American Chemical. “I’m excited that our customers will now have the opportunity to partner with APPLIED Adhesives and their talented, customer-focused team of professionals. Our customers are in good hands.”

American Chemical is APPLIED Adhesives’ third acquisition in 2021 and its eighth in the last four years.

Financing & Advisors
Krahn Capital Group, LLC advised American Chemical in the transaction.

About APPLIED Adhesives

APPLIED Adhesives, founded in 1971, is a premier custom adhesive solutions provider for the packaging, paper converting, graphic arts, bottle labeling, product assembly, and automotive industries. The company is a value-added distributor of hot melt, water-based, and reactive adhesives as well as dispensing equipment. APPLIED Adhesives serves as a critical supply chain partner to leading adhesive manufacturers and formulators by offering reach and high service levels to an expansive customer base. For more information, please visit appliedadhesives.com.

About Krahn Capital Group, LLC

Krahn Capital Group is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and capital advisory services for privately held businesses in the lower middle market. For more information, please visit www.krahncapitalgroup.com.

APPLIED Adhesives Media Contact:

David Posadas
Vice President, Marketing