Growing through acquisition, and moving to better serve customers Jennifer Gannon Owner, BonaVista Leisurescapes Toronto, Ontario, Canada After 10 years on a busy city street in the heart of Toronto — near the neighborhoods we’ve been serving for decades, with metered street parking out front of our store — we
Trichlor/dichlor manufacturer moving into new products/markets Clearon Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of trichloroisocyanuric acid and sodium dichloroisocyanurate, has acquired AquaFinesse LLC, the manufacturer of water treatment chemistry that loosens biofilm and prevents its regrowth. AquaFinesse was founded and developed by Jan de Rijk in the Netherlands. His
We’re under new ownership In our “Tales of Sales” feature, we report on ownership transitions at hot tub retail stores, and it turns out we have another story to add — mine. As of this publication, I am the owner of SpaRetailer, along with our other publications PoolPro, Spasearch and Poolsearch.
Three perspectives on types of ownership transitions By Megan Kendrick Robert Kaplan Bought: Black Pine Spas Robert Kaplan was looking to buy an existing business, but hot tubs were not on his radar. “When hot tubs first came up, my knee-jerk was [that I was] not interested in that,” Kaplan
PLASKOLITE ACQUIRES CONTINUOUS CAST ACRYLIC SHEET BUSINESS OF LUCITE INTERNATIONAL, INC. Leading manufacturer of thermoplastic sheet adds to its product portfolio and enters new markets COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 12, 2018)– Plaskolite, LLC, North America’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sheet products, announced today that it is acquiring Lucite International, Inc.’s (Lucite)