Chicago Glue and Machine Finalizes Gluefast Acquisition

May 20, 2024


Chicago Glue & Machine (CGM), a leading provider of adhesive solutions, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its acquisition of Gluefast Company, Inc. (Gluefast), a prominent manufacturer of adhesive application equipment and glue products. The addition of Gluefast’s capabilities and product lines allows CGM to provide additional adhesive solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of customers across various industries.

This milestone is yet another step forward in CGM’s journey to broaden their adhesive offerings and services. CGM is a second-generation family business started in 1984 when co-founders Irwin Katz and Chuck Siegal bought Chicago Box. The pair soon expanded to selling adhesives as well and the company was renamed Chicago Glue & Machine in 2010 after Irwin’s daughter, Nirel Inman, and Chuck’s son, Brad Siegal, took over leadership of the company. As its name implies, CGM also offers adhesive machines for purchase and rental, and is home to one of the most comprehensive adhesive machine repair teams in the Midwest.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Gluefast,” said Nirel Inman, co-president and co-owner of CGM. “Adding Gluefast’s products and services, especially their sustainability-focused offerings, to our portfolio perfectly aligns with our vision for growth and our unwavering commitment to delivering the right adhesive solutions and services to our customers.”

Founded in 1939, Gluefast has built a reputation for delivering high-quality adhesive application equipment and adhesive solutions tailored to diverse industries such as packaging, printing, and product assembly. Gluefast also provides a custom offering for the wall art industry.

“We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we integrate Gluefast into CGM,” added Inman. “We have been working together for decades so this truly feels like welcoming an old friend to the family. Together, we will continue to innovate, invest in research and development –especially for sustainability initiatives, – and deliver superior adhesive solutions to help our customers be successful.”

Both CGM and Gluefast will work together to ensure a smooth transition for customers.


At Chicago Glue & Machine, our mission is to keep bottles decent, boxes’ bottoms secured and rid the world of gluemergencies, 24/7/365. We provide the glue, adhesives and equipment our customers rely on to avoid the drama of a world without glue.


Gluefast Company, Inc. is a renowned manufacturer of adhesive application equipment and glue products, serving various industries since 1939. With a focus on quality and reliability, Gluefast has established itself as a trusted name in the adhesive industry.