Chase Divests Service Operation to Focus on Tapes and Coatings Businesses

Chase Corporation (NYSE Amex: CCF), a global manufacturer of protective tapes and coatings for high reliability applications, announces that it has divested its contract manufacturing services business, Chase EMS, to MC Assembly.

Chase Electronic Manufacturing Services, a segment of Chase Corporation’s business since 1999, is a leader in the Northeast printed circuit board design, proto-typing, assembly, inspection and BGA rework services.

The transaction, structured as a sale of substantially all of the assets of Chase EMS closed on June 30, 2010. All of the Chase EMS employees as well as the leased facility located in Winchester, Massachusetts have transferred to MC Assembly. Proceeds from the sale will be used for debt reduction and continued investment in the Company’s core tapes and coatings businesses.

MC Assembly was selected from a number of interested buyers as being most compatible with regard to geography, market, capabilities and scale.

“MC Assembly is a good fit for Chase EMS and has the resources to help the business reach its full potential,” said Peter Chase, Chase Corporation’s Chairman and CEO. “This divestiture will allow Chase Corporation to focus more of its resources on core operations. Over the last several years we have grown our Specialized Manufacturing business to be a significant supplier of protective materials used worldwide in a wide array of specialized anti-corrosion and insulating applications.

“We thank General Manager, Ron Barilone, and his entire staff for their many contributions over the past ten years and wish them personal success in the future.”

Source: http://www.chasecorp.com/

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