December 14th, 2017

Gurtler Industries, Inc. has finalized the purchase of Metro-Chem, Inc. of Kearny, NJ. Metro-Chem is a regional manufacturer and supplier of specialty laundry chemicals, providing expert service to commercial laundry markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US. The Metro-Chem sales and service team will join with the Gurtler team to broaden Gurtler’s coverage across the area.

Gurtler Industries is a leading manufacturer of advanced detergents and specialty chemicals for the commercial and institutional laundry industry. A privately held, family owned and operated business, Gurtler has grown into one of the largest specialists in the laundry chemical supply industry, offering a full line processing chemicals, injection systems and personalized service across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Greg Gurtler, President of Gurtler Industries says, “We are pleased to add the Metro-Chem team to the Gurtler family as we enhance our support to our existing and new customers in the Northeast. Metro-Chem has a tremendous reputation and we are aligned in our commitment to support our employees and customers.”

Metro-Chem, founded in 1980, has been successful in providing their customers the best available laundry chemistry, combined with expert technical service, delivering the best possible results. All this is reflected in Metro-Chem’s record of continuous growth over the years. Peter Potocki, owner of Metro-Chem stated: “My sales team and I are excited to partner with Gurtler as they are the premiere company in the industry. Metro-Chem customers will be receiving tremendous support during the transition and the added benefits that Gurtler provides will only enhance our relationships. We look forward to the future with great confidence.”