VOL. 8 March ISSUE YEAR 2007


in Vol. 8 - March Issue - Year 2007
Potters Industries Acquires Flex-O-Lite

Valley Forge, PA, January 25, 2007 – Potters Industries, Inc., the international manufacturer of Highway safety and Engineered Glass material products, announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Flex-O-Lite Inc., a leading manufacturer of highway safety marking spheres, metal finishing glass beads and high refractive index glass beads, from Jackson Products, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Potters is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PQ Corporation, the chemicals and engineered glass materials company.
The combined company will offer products and services under both the Potters and Flex-O-Lite brands. 
"This acquisition is a real plus for Potters as it complements our strengths and will allow us to take our combined 150-plus years of industry expertise, innovation and quality products and direct that towards continued high quality service to our customers," said Scott Randolph, President of Potters Industries.
The ordering process for both companies will remain unchanged. Customers can call Potters Customer Service at 1-800-55-BEADS or Flex-O-Lite’s Customer Service at 1-800-325-9525. 

About Flex-O-Lite

Flex-O-Lite has been a leading manufacturer of glass spheres used for a variety of reflective and industrial applications for over 65 years.  Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, the company distributes its products to over 20 countries on six continents. Flex-O-Lite is a subsidiary of Jackson Products Inc., a worldwide leader in personal and work zone safety products and processes.

About PQ Corporation

PQ Corporation (www.pqcorp.com) is a leading producer of inorganic specialty chemicals and engineered glass materials. The Company conducts operations through two principal businesses: the Chemicals division, which develops, manufactures and sells silicate-based specialty chemicals, and the Potters division, which manufactures and sells highly engineered solid and hollow glass spheres.  The Company’s products are used in variety of applications in a diverse range of industrial, consumer and governmental end-markets.  The Company operates 57 manufacturing sites in 19 countries on five continents and has one of the most comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution networks serving customers in the Company’s end-markets. 

For Information:
Caroline Luz
Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc. 
Tel. +1.203.656 2829