Brawler Industries, a leading provider of specialty-engineered liners for containment and fluid management applications announces plans to invest in a 7-layer blown film line for high performance barrier film applications in the agricultural, construction and environmental sectors. “Brawler has long been known for its innovation and high-quality products,” says CEO John Keating. “Leveraging Brawler’s decades of raw material and manufacturing expertise allows the company to expand its presence into these other important markets and build on our longstanding position in the energy sector with superior quality, service and choices.”

In 2015 Brawler invested over $10 million to expand its Houston and Midland facilities. This investment added a state-of-the-art multi-layer blown film geo-membrane line, a high-speed film and scrim lamination line and multi-sealing capabilities to complement its existing polyethylene extrusion capacity. The expansion, which began in early 2015, has been completed in stages and will be fully operational by February 2016.

A portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, Brawler Industries has been delivering superior containment membranes for a wide variety of industries since 1978. In addition to its Houston manufacturing location, Brawler also has converting and distribution facilities in Midland and Pleasanton, Texas, and in Miles City, Montana.

Tailwind Capital is a leading private equity firm focused on making growth-oriented investments in the middle market in the healthcare, business and communications services sectors in North America. Tailwind Capital partners with experienced management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through organic growth initiatives, acquisitions, and operational and strategic improvements. Since its founding in 2003, Tailwind and its portfolio companies have made more than 65 acquisitions. The firm currently manages over $2 billion of committed equity capital.