March 2020

B’laster buys Workshop Hero, maker of Metal Rescue

B’laster Corp. has acquired Workshop Hero, the maker and distributor of Metal Rescue products and began production of the products at its Valley View, OH plant in late February. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Workshop Hero was formerly part of Armor Protective Packaging, Howell, MI.

“The addition of Metal Rescue products to our rust-busting portfolio further positions us as leaders in the rust and corrosion marketplace,” said Randy Pindor, President & COO of B’laster. “Professionals turn to B’laster products to make their lives easier and we are excited to now offer them rust removal and preventative solutions along with our penetrant, lubricant and grease offerings.” 

The B’laster Metal Rescue product line now includes: Metal Rescue Rust Remover BATH; Metal Rescue Rust Remover GEL and Dry Coat Rust Preventative.

“In addition to innovation and new market expansion, strategic acquisitions will be a key part of the next phase of the company’s growth,” said Pindor. “It’s certainly our vision to continue adding to our portfolio of professional-grade brands. At the same time, we remain a proud family-owned, Cleveland-based company, rooted in a unique, people-first culture.”

B’laster Metal Rescue products are currently available for purchase at The Home Depot, AutoZone and Canadian Tire.