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Gent-L-Kleen release

June 22, 2010
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GENT-L-KLEEN ANNOUNCES ITS ACQUISITION BY DREUMEX
York, PA — Gent-L-Kleen Products, Inc. of York, Pennsylvania USA has announced new ownership with its recent acquisition by Dreumex B.V. of OSS, the Netherlands. Founded by C.E. (Bud) Strickler in 1949,
Gent-L-Kleen is a manufacturer of professional hand care products specializing in heavy-duty hand cleaners and soaps.
The Gent-L-Kleen York, PA plant will continue operations under the direction of current President, Jim Strickler. When asked about the merger, Jim stated “We are very confident in the Dreumex organization and proud to be a part of their team. The new and innovative products Dreumex brings to us will be an exciting addition to our product range. This new venture will lead to accelerated growth in Gent-L-Kleen’s future. It will be very positive for our dedicated team of employees, our customer partners, our team of sales representatives and our vendor partners. Our family (Jeff Strickler, Jill Meckley and I) has retained a significant portion of ownership in Gent-L-Kleen and will continue to manage the business to maximize this new opportunity. The combined resources will increase our strength and efficiencies. Our new partnership and strategy will be a win-win for all parties.”
This year Dreumex celebrates 50 years as a major manufacturer of hand cleansing and hand care products and is one of the leading European suppliers in its field. Through its branches in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, Dreumex manufactures and supplies products to over thirty countries worldwide. Jan-Chris Heeger, Managing Director of Dreumex, stated, “This acquisition marks the next step on the road to a global leading position for Dreumex in the industrial hand care market.” Gent-L-Kleen will be a strategic base for Dreumex to produce select products for North American markets.
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