Curtiss-Wright Corporation has announced that it has acquired the assets of F.W. Gartner Thermal Spraying, Ltd., of Houston, TX. Established in 1923, Gartner is a leading provider of wear and abrasion resistant coatings for energy and power generation application that has been a pioneer in the application of thermal spray protective coatings that extend the life of severe service industrial components. Gartner also provides laser cladding, precision weld repair and machining/finishing services to complement its thermal spray coating capabilities.
“The acquisition of F.W. Gartner strengthens our position within the highly engineered thermal spray coatings market. Its location in the center of the United States energy market and expertise in the application of wear resistant coatings complements our existing thermal barrier spray coating business serving the aerospace and industrial markets,” said Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Martin R. Benante. “We intend to leverage the significant cross synergies that exist between our thermal spray businesses and also capitalize on worldwide growth opportunities for Gartner’s technologies.”
Thermal spray coatings are utilized to protect and enhance a broad variety of critical components used in demanding industries such as aerospace, energy exploration, petrochemical processing, mining and power generation.