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H.B. Fuller Announces Acquisition Of GSSI Sealants

Addition of GSSI’s butyl sealants business supports growth strategy in metal building applications

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Miguel Peña, president of GSSI, will oversee the H.B. Fuller's Butyl Tapes business.

St. Paul, MN - H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL), a global leader in adhesives and sealants, has acquired GSSI Sealants, Inc., which specializes in butyl sealants for the metal building industry. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GSSI will operate within H.B. Fuller’s existing Construction Adhesives business unit and is expected to expand the company’s global footprint and product range.

GSSI, a profitable and well-regarded US-based manufacturer with a strong portfolio of butyl tapes, will enable growth in the metal building, wastewater, and building envelope applications. With locations in Mexico and Texas, GSSI will expand H.B. Fuller’s reach in Central America and the US. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller adds deep market knowledge, strong customer relationships, and a local manufacturing footprint.

“This acquisition will enable H.B. Fuller to capitalize on regional capabilities and capacity, while positioning our Utilities and Infrastructure (U&I) business to capture market growth within the metal building market,” said Grant Huffine, H.B. Fuller managing director, Utilities & Infrastructure. “Together, with their expertise, we will continue to strengthen our presence within the global building envelope space as well as expand capabilities for other key butyl tape technologies. These are anticipated to grow significantly with the recent passing of the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.”

Miguel Peña, president, and owner of GSSI, joins H.B. Fuller’s U&I Leadership Team and will oversee the Butyl Tapes business. Miguel also is a board member for the Metal Construction Association, where he recently received the Patrick Bush Award for his service. GSSI’s 60 employees will continue employment with H.B. Fuller.

About GSSI Sealants

GSSI logoGSSI Sealants Inc. is a manufacturer of premier elastomeric butyl rubber sealant tapes. The company has been producing tapes for a wide range of industries and applications for more than 30 years. Its products are manufactured in Piedras Negras, Mexico, from materials purchased in the U.S. Products ship from the company’s warehouse and offices in Houston, TX. To learn more, visit  www.gssisealants.com.

About H.B. Fuller

HB-Fuller-logoH.B. Fuller is a global provider of adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products for a broad cross-section of industries including buildings and construction. For more information, visit us at https://www.hbfuller.com/.

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