H.B. Fuller Company, 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 U.S.-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 U.S. 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 Pena, president, and owner of GSSI, joins H.B. Fuller’s U&I Leadership Team and will oversee the Butyl Tapes business. Pena 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.