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GCP Applied Technologies Acquires R.I.W. Limited

Cambridge, MA, May 8, 2018 -- GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) announced today that it has acquired U.K.-based R.I.W. Limited (“R.I.W.”), a supplier of waterproofing products for commercial and residential construction applications.

R.I.W. offers a range of waterproofing solutions for application above and below ground level. Products include liquid, sheet and cementitious systems and structural drainage systems. The company has a strong reputation in the market based on its long history of technical service and design support for architecturally-specified projects in the U.K.

“R.I.W. complements our product portfolio by adding waterproofing capabilities for a wider range of projects,” said GCP President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory E. Poling. “The company also aligns with our technical and systems approach to selling. We look forward to working with the team at R.I.W to leverage GCP’s distribution channels to further expand our penetration of waterproofing projects in the U.K.”

About GCP Applied Technologies

GCP is a leading global provider of construction products technologies that include additives for cement and concrete, the VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system, high-performance waterproofing products, and specialty systems. GCP products have been used to build some of the world’s most renowned structures. More information is available at


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