Graco, Inc. Settles FTC Charges That Its Acquisitions Illegally Harmed Competition in the U.S. Market for Fast Set Equipment

Graco, Inc. has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the antitrust laws by buying Gusmer Corp. (Gusmer) in 2005 and GlasCraft, Inc. (GCI) in 2008, its two closest competitors in the North American market for fast set equipment (FSE) used by contractors to apply polyurethane foams and polyurea coatings.  The consent order settling […]