Sierra Acquires Burke Industrial Coatings

Minnetonka, Minn. – January 29, 2018 – The Sierra Company, LLC (“Sierra”) is pleased to announce it has acquired substantially all the business assets of Burke Industrial Coatings (“Burke”), a leader in the liquid stainless steel and antimicrobial industrial coatings industry.

Sierra is a global leader in specialty high-performance coatings and concrete solutions for real-world challenges. Sierra CEO, Ray Torres, stated “Burke has some unique technology that complements our specialty coatings product line and expands our product offerings within the high-performance coatings market for industrial and OEM applications. We are excited about having Burke join the Sierra family of brands.”

Burke Industrial Coatings was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Ridgefield, Washington. Burke still concentrates its efforts on earth friendly technologies with unparalleled quality, even in the harshest environments. Jim Harris said “We’ve been looking for a good partner and home for Burke over the years, to take it to the next level and preserve the legacy we have built within the industry and with our customers. We found the right partners with Sierra.”

Burke’s coating technology coupled with their attention to quality control, technical understanding, and onsite customer support, has made global recognition to products such as Alloy Bond and Silver Bullet AM. Sierra now has four power brands within its portfolio, Sierra, TK Products, SureCrete Design and Burke. TK Products is a leader in construction and concrete coating systems, with innovative air barrier and waterproofing systems, while SureCrete Design is a leader in the decorative and specialty concrete market segment. Sierra Performance Coatings has leading edge technology for industrial coatings and OEM’s.

For more information, please contact:

Ray Torres, Sierra CEO
303-550-3317 mobile
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Jim Merritt, Sierra CFO
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About Tonka Bay Equity Partners
Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Tonka Bay has been Building Bigger, Better Businesses® for over 25 years. Tonka Bay Equity Partners is a private equity firm that acquires and invests in growth-oriented businesses in the highly engineered manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution sectors. For more information, call (952) 345-2030 or visit

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