Great Lakes Rubber & Supply, Inc. (GLR), a local 3rd generation family-owned sealing distributor, has acquired Midwest Sealing Products and Fluid Logic Valves in Buffalo Grove, IL. Midwest Sealing Products specializes in manufacturing and distribution of custom die cut gaskets and molded shapes and has been serving the greater Chicago and Midwest markets since 1966. Fluid Logic specializes in hydraulic valves and systems and has been serving customers with hydraulic flow control applications around the world since 1994. The official announcement was made from GLR’s headquarters in Milwaukee in April. The deal was signed on Friday, April 8th.
“We are excited to welcome both the Midwest Sealing Products and Fluid Logic families to Great Lakes Rubber,” said President George Baumann. “The two companies allow GLR to better serve the greater Chicago and Midwest markets, as well as expand our capabilities in gasket and valve manufacturing. GLR’s value-added services and additional resources will help us become better partners with Midwest Sealing and Fluid Logic’s customers.”
With this acquisition, GLR will be able to improve its manufacturing capabilities, increase its presence in the Midwest, and focus on its philanthropic endeavors in local communities. Midwest Sealing Products and Fluid Logic Valves allow the GLR brand to become a stronger presence in the Chicago market, as well as increases its custom die cutting, gasket, and valve manufacturing capabilities instantaneously. Access to Midwest Sealing and Fluid Logic’s vendor portfolios also gives GLR’s current customer base access to additional product lines. Strengthening GLR’s manufacturing capabilities furthers GLR’s goals of becoming a leading value-added industrial supplier and bolsters its capabilities including Vendor Managed Inventory, Application Engineering, and Assembly. Now that GLR has a stake in the Buffalo Grove community, it is also excited to contribute at a philanthropic level and see how GLR can help grow the community.
“With the addition of this Midwest location, GLR continues to strengthen its nationwide coverage which will help us meet our customers’ demands even faster. Not only does this acquisition bolster our product portfolio, but it also opens the doors to increased global sourcing capabilities to help provide the best quality and speed,” said Controller Ben Stanczyk. “The market potential in the Chicagoland and Indiana area is amazing and we look forward to expanding our name in the Midwest. This is the perfect addition to our expanding business!”