Central Islip, NY (December, 2017) Universal Photonics, Inc., manufacturer and global distributor of critical surface preparation materials, has announced the acquisition of Massachusetts based J.I. Morris Company’s surface polishing pads and materials business.
J.I. Morris Company has more than 75 years of professional experience in developing materials to improve surface finishes, offering a broad range of high quality interfaces for industrial polishing discs, polishing pads and other custom applications.
The business will operate in the JH Rhodes Company, Inc. manufacturing facility in Vernon, New York. JH Rhodes Company, Inc. is a subsidiary of Universal Photonics, Inc. and specializes in manufacturing polishing pads, typically 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,” says Neil Johnson, President and CEO of Universal Photonics. “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 offers a wide selection of polishing pads for processes from pre-polish to final-polish with surface requirements ranging from commercial grade to zero defect levels. Whether the polishing application be silicon wafers, ophthalmic lenses, or quartz crystal, Universal Photonics has the ideal material, and the acquisition of J.I. Morris Company’s assets further adds to UPI product lines. Universal Photonics can work with each customer to meet specification needs while maintaining cost efficiency around consumables for virtually all areas of surfacing and polishing. UPI offers custom cutting of polishing pad materials with regards to sizes, shapes and dies, enabling optimum solutions to individual challenges and necessities.