Graco Inc. announced that it has purchased the stock of Gusmer Corp., based in Lakewood, N.J.

MINNEAPOLIS-In February 2005, Graco Inc., based in Minneapolis, acquired Gusmer Corp., Lakewood, N.J. This combination establishes them as a leader in manufacturing spray equipment for applying polyurethane foam, polyurea, and other high-performance plural-component materials. The new Graco-Cusmer combines research and development, sales, marketing and manufacturing.

"These combined resources and improved economies of scale allow us to make significant advancements in technology and design, resulting in long-term market growth and the most responsive technical/customer support in the industry," said Brian Zumbolo, director of sales and marketing, High Performance Coatings & Foam.

"This organization represents a great opportunity for our combined customer base. It is clear that it will strengthen us by creating commercial and technological value," said Denis Commette, vice president and general manager, Gusmer Corp.