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Applied Adhesives Acquires ADQ

October 28, 2021

Minnetonka, MN– APPLIED Adhesives, a premier custom adhesive solutions provider in North America, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of ADQ Inc., a regional supplier of adhesives and associated dispensing equipment located in Whitestown, IN. This acquisition strengthens the Company’s commitment to providing industry leading products, technical expertise, and exceptional service to its customers.

“ADQ’s focus on being a complete adhesive solutions provider to their loyal customer base has enabled Fritz Woerner and Mike South to build a wonderful business,” said John Feriancek, President and CEO of APPLIED Adhesives. “We are pleased to welcome ADQ to the Applied team and look forward to providing ADQ’s customers with the same outstanding level of technical expertise and customer service they have come to expect from ADQ.”

“We grew our business over the last 21 years by being passionate about serving our customers, being responsive to our customers, and providing adhesives and equipment solutions that optimize their processes.” said Fritz Woerner, Co-Owner of ADQ, Inc. “We are excited to join the Applied team and continue providing outstanding adhesive and equipment solutions to our customers.”

ADQ Inc is APPLIED Adhesives’ fourth acquisition in 2021.

About APPLIED Adhesives

APPLIED Adhesives, founded in 1971, is a premier custom adhesive solutions provider in North America. The company is a value-added distributor of hot melt, water-based, and reactive adhesives as well as dispensing equipment. APPLIED Adhesives serves as a critical supply chain partner to leading adhesive manufacturers and formulators by offering reach and high service levels to an expansive customer base. For more information, please visit www.appliedadhesives.com.

About ADQ, Inc

Located in Whitestown, IN, ADQ Inc. is a regional supplier with over 60 years of combined experience and access to over 4,000 adhesive products, as well as a full line of hot melt glue machines and replacement parts.

APPLIED Adhesives Media Contact:

David Posadas
Vice President of Marketing