Douglas Products finalizes Vikane, ProFume acquisition


July 7, 2015

Bill Fuller, CEO, Douglas Products

Bill Fuller, CEO, Douglas Products

Douglas Products‘ purchase of the Vikane and ProFume gas fumigant businesses from Dow AgroSciences is complete. The deal includes a manufacturing plant located in Pittsburg, Calif., and the sales, marketing and technical staff members are now Douglas Products employees.

“Customers will continue to get the same product quality and support that have made Vikane and ProFume market-leading brands,” said Bill Fuller, CEO of Douglas Products. “On the products side our name is now on the door of the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. We own the plant, but it will continue to be operated for us by experienced Dow employees to ensure the product quality that customers rely upon.”

Fuller said the acquisition of the Vikane and ProFume is a great strategic fit for Douglas Products. The company’s foundation is in pest control products. It is a registrant for phosphine fumigants, and manufactures and formulates other lines of specialty chemical products. Vikane and ProFume will expand its presence in structural pest control and post-harvest commodity fumigation markets.

“The message to our distributor partners and fumigation customers is that we will continue to provide the same high quality products backed with industry-leading regulatory support,” said Heather Kern, global marketing leader for Douglas Products. “Beyond that we see opportunities to expand label directions, uses and market geographies. Everyone at Douglas is excited about the addition of Vikane and ProFume.”

The deal was made after careful consideration by both DouglasProducts and Dow AgroSciences, Fuller said, and Douglas Products is well capitalized and investigating additional business acquisitions as part of its long-term growth strategy.

Douglas Products is based in Liberty, Mo., and was founded in 1916. It manufactures and distributes specialty chemical products for pest management, thermal fluids, and sanitary sewer applications.


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