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Sun Industrial Chemical Inc, a business that has been in operation in Wapakoneta for nearly 30 years, will be under new ownership beginning Friday. The company sold to Millerâ€™s Textile Service.
â€śIâ€™d like to thank all our customers, and especially Wapakoneta, for its cordialness and support over the many years,â€ť owner Pat Koester said.
Sun Industrial Chemical has been providing commercial cleaning products and hygienic paper supplies in 12 counties, with Auglaize County and Wapakoneta serving as the main â€śhub.â€ť
â€śWe have sold the business primarily because of timing,â€ť Koester said. â€śAs an entrepreneur, an orderly exit from business is important.â€ť
The business and services are being sold to Millerâ€™s Textile Services, which Koester said will be capable of â€śmaintaining and grow-
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ing Sunâ€™s position under their direction.â€ť
Millerâ€™s Textile Service provides uniforms, linens, mats and other textiles and laundering services and is located in Wapakoneta.
Millerâ€™s Textile Service President Robert L. Hager said his company has been a strategic business partner with Sun Industrial Chemical for nine years.
â€śThe alliance was created at the time because it made sense for two local, independent small businesses to work together,â€ť Hager said.
Hager said â€śnext logical stepâ€ť is to merge Sunâ€™s business model into Millerâ€™s Textile Services.
He said this will benefit customers from both businesses, including an expanded line of janitorial supplies for Millerâ€™s Textile customers and the utilization of Millerâ€™s Textileâ€™s products for current Sun Industrial customers.
Hager said the companies have been working together to make necessary adjustments.
â€śThe Sun Industrial inventory, sales, service and administrative functions are being relocated locally to the Millerâ€™s facility,â€ť Hager said. â€śCurrent Sun Industrial employees are in the process now of transitioning over to become Millerâ€™s employees, and we are fortunate to have them becoming part of our team.â€ť
Beginning Monday, all Sun Industrial Chemical products and services will be delivered under Millerâ€™s Textile Serviceâ€™s name.
â€śIt has been a pleasure to work with Sun Industrial Chemical for these past nine years,â€ť Hager said. â€śSun Industrial customers can expect from Millerâ€™s Textile Service the same quality products and services that they are accustomed to.â€ť