Radiac Abrasives, Salem, IL, has purchased Burlington, WA-based Bates Abrasives, Inc. Bates Abrasives, a full-line, resin-bonded cut-off and grinding wheel manufacturer will continue to be run by previous owner and CEO, Paul Anderson. The company employs 55 people.   ; The company will retain the Bates brand name with rough grinding target markets including forestry, natural stone, steel mills, foundries and metal fabrication. In addition to cut-off and grinding wheels, the company manufactures organic surface grinding segments, cylinders, nut-inserted disc wheels, flaring cups and cones and plugs.  ;
Radiac Abrasives is a manufacturer of bonded abrasive and superabrasive grinding wheels.