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E.S. Dygert Company, Minneapolis, MN, and R.T. Enterprises, Inc., Skokie, Ill., have signed a merger agreement to form one of the largest independent distributors of sealing products in North America. The new company will operate as RT/Dygert International in a deal that could expand its client base and increase revenue to $20 million combined, according to a company announcement. R.T. Enterprises is also a master wholesaler of select sealing products.
Both companies have grown through an expertise in supplying the needs of a diverse base of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Company headquarters are in Minneapolis with offices in Skokie, IL and Milwaukee, WI.
Minneapolis-based E.S. Dygert Company has provided customers in the Upper Midwest with standard and custom seals and packings since 1958. The company specifies, stocks and supplies a full range of thermoplastic and elastomeric seals and shapes; and works in partnership with some of the leading seal manufacturers in the industry to provide full problem solving, engineering and design assistance. E.S. Dygert is heavily oriented towards supplying the specific needs of OEMs in the fluid power, chemical processing, mobile hydraulics, agricultural, and industrial markets.
R.T. Enterprises, Inc., based in Skokie, has specialized in molded rubber components, insert moldings, and related products since it was founded in 1969. With its strong emphasis on customer-designed shapes, R.T. Enterprises, Inc. provides rubber molding solutions from project inception through material selection, prototyping, production and delivery. The company partners with a diversified base of OEMs in the appliance; automotive; furniture, food and beverage; fluid power; hydraulics; lawn and garden; lighting; marine; military; plumbing; pneumatics; and warehouse supply industries as well as a large international network of independent distributors.
"Both companies share a responsive, service-driven culture, and are known for their core values of quality, honesty and integrity," said Larry Goode, CEO of RT/Dygert International. "Both companies are ISO 9000 registered and committed to a process of continuous improvement. RT/Dygert International offers a broader product base, enhanced logistics and distribution capabilities, more tailored programs to meet customer needs, unbeatable product knowledge, progressive engineering skills, and the benefits of global resources.
"This is a real positive step for our customers as both companies have built success-oriented relationships with our customers," added Bill Ryan, president of R.T. Enterprises, who will stay on to assist with the new venture.