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UPI Acquires Surface Polishing Business

Photonics Spectra
Feb 2018
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — Surface preparation materials manufacturer Universal Photonics Inc. (UPI) has acquired Massachusetts-based J.I. Morris Co.’s surface polishing pads and materials business.

The business will operate in the JH Rhodes Co. Inc. manufacturing facility in Vernon, N.Y. JH Rhodes is a subsidiary of UPI and specializes in manufacturing polishing pads for glass, crystal, metal and ceramic applications.

“UPI continues its mission to provide and advance critical surfacing materials with the acquisition of J.I. Morris Company’s polishing pad business,” said Neil Johnson, president and CEO of UPI. “J.I. Morris Company’s high-quality products and services fits well into the polishing material business of Universal Photonics. The acquisition will expand our ability to meet specialized customer applications with an even larger variety of pad materials and technology.”

UPI provides polishing pads for processes from pre-polish to final-polish with surface requirements ranging from commercial grade to zero defect levels.


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