ATLANTA (October 12, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to BMK Americas (BMK), a subsidiary of DKB Décor Inc. (DKB), in its acquisition of a melamine film manufacturing facility located in Lexington, North Carolina, from Shaw Industries. The acquisition of the new plant, which complements DKB’s sales office in nearby Charlotte, North Carolina, provides a production site in the U.S. to better serve the needs of the company’s thermally fused laminate industry customers in North America.
With offices and facilities in Italy, France, Spain, Iran, Turkey, Germany and Russia, the BMK/DKB Group will gain additional market share with a new U.S. based facility enabling it to more quickly produce specialty decorative papers while continuing its existing business in the laminate industry. The investment in providing new products and services represents the company’s strategy of growth in North America and within Europe.
The SGR Atlanta legal team was led by Partner Rett Peaden with Partner Tom Hong in the Corporate Practice. Partners Michael Kraus and Simone Kraus, Associate Jonathan Hurt, and Law Clerk Akiyo Inoko Hewett in the Corporate Practice assisted. Partner Alex Clay in the Real Estate Practice and Partner Andy Thompson in the Environmental Practice were also involved.
About DKB Décor Inc.
DKB Décor Inc. was established in 2016 as a subsidiary company to the BMK Group. BMK Americas LLC is the operating company in North America under the group. The BMK/DKB Group together form the world’s largest full service melamine treating company with its now 15 impregnation lines, offering customers a range of quality products and services to suit their needs. More information on the company’s notable achievements, services and products, or history can be found at www.melamine-papers.com.
About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.