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PPG acquires specialty coatings manufacturer Cuming Microwave

Monday, 8 June 2015

PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Cuming Microwave Corporation based in Avon, Massachusetts, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cuming-Lehman Chambers, Inc., based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Cuming Microwave's products are used in military aircraft. Source: Ulf Buschmann/Fotolia

Cuming Microwave's products are used in military aircraft. Source: Ulf Buschmann/Fotolia

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Products are used in military aircraft

Cuming Microwave is a global supplier of specialty coatings and materials that absorb microwaves and radio waves, such as radar. The company’s products are used in military aircraft and have applications in end-uses such as electronics, telecommunications, medical and automotive. The company employs about 160 people, operates three manufacturing facilities in Avon and maintains an office in Chambersburg.

"Acquiring Cuming Microwave will enable us to serve customers around the world with an enhanced product portfolio,” said Barry Gillespie, PPG vice president, aerospace. "The company’s technologies complement and expand PPG’s portfolio of products for the military and aerospace segments. Cuming Microwave products also represent a new and unique offering for customers across PPG’s businesses.” PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies supplies aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is a producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems.

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