Texas-based Brawler Industries, a provider of specialty-engineered liners for containment and fluid management applications, announced in a Jan. 20 press release its plans to invest in a 7-layer blown-film line for high-performance barrier film applications for the agricultural, construction, and environmental markets.
The press release noted that in 2015, Brawler invested more than $10 million to expand its Texas facilities in Houston and Midland. This investment added a multi-layer blown-film geo-membrane line, a high-speed film and scrim lamination line, and multi-sealing capabilities to complement its existing polyethylene extrusion capacity. That expansion, which began in early 2015, has been completed in stages and will be fully operational by February 2016, according to the release.
“Brawler has long been known for its innovation and high-quality products,” said CEO John Keating. “Leveraging Brawler’s decades of raw material and manufacturing expertise allows the company to expand its presence into these other important markets and build on our long-standing position in the energy sector with superior quality, service and choices.”
The release noted that Brawler has been delivering containment membranes for a variety of industries since 1978. In addition to its Houston manufacturing location, Brawler also has converting and distribution facilities in Midland and Pleasanton, Texas, and in Miles City, Mont.
The press release described Brawler as “a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital.” Tailwind is a private equity firm focused on making growth-oriented investments in the healthcare, business, and communications services sectors in North America. Since its founding in 2003, Tailwind and its portfolio companies have made more than 65 acquisitions. The firm currently manages more than $2 billion of committed equity capital, according to the release.