Wilsonart has announced an agreement to acquire Durcon, a manufacturer of laboratory-grade work surfaces. The Taylor, TX-based Durcon provides laboratory tops, student tabletops, sinks and other work surfaces worldwide, and is best known for its durable epoxy resin surfaces.  Durcon will operate as a new, independent business unit of Wilsonart.

"We are excited about the future for both Wilsonart and Durcon," said Timothy J. O'Brien, CEO of Wilsonart. "We are investing for growth and adding a great brand, great products and great people to the Wilsonart family. These two organizations are culturally aligned around customer service, which will continue to be a key competitive advantage as we join forces to expand product offerings and reach new customers." 

"At Durcon, we're very proud of the strong customer loyalty and brand presence that we've achieved," said Cordell Bennigson, CEO of Durcon. "We're excited about the growth opportunities created by joining Wilsonart. Together, we will continue to invest for significant growth, both organically and through expanding our products and capabilities."

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter.