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RectorSeal® Acquires Shoemaker Manufacturing, Expanding Domestic GRD Product Lines

February 25, 2022

RectorSeal LLC, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing tools and accessories, and a wholly owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials, Inc. [NASDAQ: CSWI], has acquired Shoemaker Manufacturing, a manufacturer of high-quality grilles, registers, and diffusers (GRD).
Shoemaker Manufacturing, based in Cle Elum, Washington, and established in 1947, manufactures high-quality GRD serving residential and commercial applications. Shoemaker’s success is driven by its broad product offerings, customizable design, and ease of online specifications and ordering, which results in providing consistent, reliable, and readily available products to distributors. With 180,000 square feet of domestic manufacturing space, the Shoemaker acquisition provides RectorSeal with additional capacity to manage its global supply base.
“Shoemaker’s strong reputation is built upon the quality of its manufactured products, innovation in applying technology to production selection and quotation, and a relentless focus on customer service.,” said Jeff Underwood, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at RectorSeal. “This combination complements our TRUaire GRD product line and expands our product offerings in this growing category.”
The existing leadership team at Shoemaker has remained in place through the ownership transition. John Hein, President at Shoemaker, adds, “The acquisition enhances our ability to deliver a more robust product line along with many additional benefits to current and future customers. Now, both companies will be able to provide products and services to customers that we could not have delivered as separate companies.”
Shoemaker will continue to operate and serve customers independently in the short term. As the businesses are integrated and benefits for RectorSeal and Shoemaker customers are realized, details will be shared with distributors.
Since 1937, RectorSeal has offered products that have built a steadily growing and loyal following among contractors due to differentiated and proven product performance. Further, the company is often the first to tackle and solve challenges faced by professional trade contractors.
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About RectorSeal
The RectorSeal LLC, is a manufacturer of chemical, mechanical, and firestopping products for the professional trades. The company is centered on a simple mission: To provide innovative solutions to the professional trades. RectorSeal wants to help professionals in the heating & cooling, plumbing, electrical, and construction industries perform their work faster and with greater reliability. Founded in 1937, RectorSeal originally focused on manufacturing specialty chemical sealants. One of our first products, RectorSeal Number 5, became a staple of the plumbing industry, serving as a common thread sealant throughout the U.S. Since these beginnings, RectorSeal has continued to grow by expanding its offering of chemical and mechanical products to support the tradesman. Today, RectorSeal has developed a robust line of chemical, mechanical, and firestopping products. These products are distributed through an extensive wholesale distribution network. Primary products included thread sealants, firestopping sealants, plastic pipe cements, anti-seize compounds, fluxes, lubricants, chemical cleaners, duct sealants, leak locators, and other specialized products. Many of these products have built a strong following among contractors due to their differentiated performance and from being the first to tackle challenges faced by the professional trade. For more information, visit, email:, or call (800) 231-3345.
About CSW Industrials, Inc.
CSW Industrials is a growth-oriented, diversified industrial company with industry-leading operations in three segments: Contractor Solutions, Engineered Building Solutions, and Specialized Reliability Solutions. CSWI provides niche, value-added products with two essential commonalities: performance and reliability. The primary end markets we serve with our well-known brands include: HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical, general industrial, architecturally-specified building products, energy, mining, and rail. For more information, please visit