Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces to acquire KML

12 September 2017

Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces is to acquire KML, the Tacoma-based manufacturer of decorative surfaces and panels.

According to vice president, product management, Ron Ubertini, this acquisition supports the continued growth of Wilsonart’s Coordinated Surfaces programme with expanded capacity for the manufacture of Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) panels.

“Our Coordinated Surfaces offering, a suite of best-matched surfacing options in high pressure laminate (HPL), TFL panels and edgeband featuring more than 230 Wilsonart designs and textures, has garnered tremendous support from both specifiers and fabricators,” says Mr Ubertini.

“TFL is a key part of that offering and expanding our manufacturing footprint enables us to improve service and meet growing demand.”

KML has manufacturing locations in Tacoma, Washington and Stockton, California and employs around 100 people across its facilities.

The company currently markets a standard collection of TFL designs and textures under the KML Design Finishes brand. According to Mr Ubertini, the two companies have a long-standing relationship to provide the market with high quality products.

The transaction closed in September 2017. Earlier this year, Wilsonart announced acquisition of TFL manufacturing operations in Oxford, MS.

“We are clearly committed to providing the North American marketplace with a reliable source of surfacing options across the range of material options,” said Mr Ubertini.