Its so much more then that in my opinion. RPM owns
- Kirker Enterprises
- Krud Kutter
- Modern Masters
- Tor Coatings
- AD Fire Protection
- Euclid Chemical
- Flowcrete Group
- Grupo PV
- Increte Systems
- RPM Belgium
- RPM Performance Coatings
- Tremco Barrier
- Tremco Roofing
- Tremco Sealants
- Watco UK
- Agpro NZ
- CCI Finishworks
- Dane Group
- Day-Glo Color
- FEMA Farben
- Holton Food Products
- Legend Brands
- Radiant Color
- TCI Powder Coatings
And now Prochem!!!
Nothing against SS but I honestly think they're TMs look like shit.
But preforms at top levels. Not sure why anyone would think they look like shit. Maybe because they don't have a chrome spray painted grills on them? I'm cool with that. I like my 870 just fine. I have 900 hours on my machine and I've had it for exactly 12 months. Here's the list of things that went wrong.
Shorted out switch, Machine would not going to high engine speed. ( don't run this machine on high and less you are dual Wanding)
Lose belt - solution tighten pulley
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Nothing against the performance of the machine, I know the 870 outperforms the Everest. They're reliable machines, I just don't like the way they look at all.
Funny story: I went to The Experience in Dallas a few years back and I took my wife and little boy, I was driving trying to find where the hotel was to get the passes and my wife points and says it's over there. I said how do you know? She said look at all those guys, they all have bellies like you
And say hello to Sapphire Scientific. Legend Brands just bought them out. The plot thickens as SS makes this major move!
I dont see anyone taking over the truckmount industry as there are too many local truckmount man....
We've known this was coming for a while - the RPM supergroup has gobbled up some smaller names and merged with others over time. As far as I'm aware, there is no plan to change anything about the machines or the chemicals that Prochem puts out. The consumer side should see virtually no difference at all.
Sapphire picked up the Chemspec brand a while back, and while some containers changed in appearance, the production of the chemicals still happened in the same factories, to the same specifications, and the only difference was the shiny gold and blue labels. I don't think they'd pick up a lucrative, well-thought-out line and change it.
HydraMaster went through (and is still experiencing) a similar change - their parent company, Nilfisk-Alto, is Dutch, and a lot of their engineering arm was in Germany. Sometimes these large mergers and acquisitions happen because it's frankly inconvenient as heck to manage a multi-armed production group across international borders.
Legend/Karcher already produce industry standards like the Ninja portable, ProRestore chemicals (Microban, OdorX, etc), DriEaz dehumidifiers, and of course the Sapphire Scientific truckmounts. I seriously doubt they'd change anything about the Prochem units to make them more similar to what they already have in the SS line - they'd be cannibalizing their own customer base if they did.