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.