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Last $6.73 USD
Change Today -0.13 / -1.90%
Volume 15.7K
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Three Lincoln Centre

5430 LBJ Freeway

Suite 1700

Dallas, TX 75240

United States

Phone: 972-233-1700


NL Industries, Inc., through its majority-owned subsidiary, CompX International Inc. (CompX), operates in the component products industry. The company operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (Kronos). Component Products – CompX CompX manufactures engineered components that are used in various applications and industries, including recreational transportation (including boats), postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, gas stations, and vending equipment. Manufacturing, Operations and Products: CompX’s Security Products business, with one manufacturing facility in South Carolina and one in Illinois shared with the Marine Components business, manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms used in various applications, including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. These products include disc tumbler locks, which provide moderate security and represent the lowest cost lock to produce; pin tumbler locking mechanisms, which are costly to produce and are used in applications requiring higher levels of security, including KeSet and System 64 (which each allow the user to change the keying on a single lock 64 times without removing the lock from its enclosure) and TuBar; and its CompX eLock and Stealthlock electrical locks, which provide stand-alone or networked security and audit trail capability for drug storage and other valuables through the use of a proximity card, magnetic stripe, or keypad credentials. CompX also has a standardized product line suitable for various customers, which is offered through a North American distribution network to locksmith distributors and smaller original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through its STOCK LOCKS distribution program. CompX’s Marine Components business, with a facility in Wisconsin and a facility shared with the Security Products business in Illinois, manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. CompX’s specialty marine component products are high-precision components designed to operate within tight tolerances in the marine environment. These products include original equipment and aftermarket stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and other exhaust components; high-performance gauges, such as GPS speedometers and tachometers; mechanical and electronic controls and throttles; steering wheels and other billet aluminum accessories; and dash panels, LED lighting, wire harnesses, and other accessories. Sales, Marketing, and Distribution: A majority of CompX’s component sales are sold directly to OEM customers through the company’s factory-based sales and marketing professionals supported by engineers working in concert with field salespeople and independent manufacturer’s representatives. In addition to sales to OEM customers, a portion of CompX’s Security Products sales are made through distributors. Customers: San Mateo Postal Data and Harley Davidson accounted for approximately 13% and 12%, respectively, of total sales for the year ended December 31, 2013. Patents and Trademarks: CompX holds various patents relating to component products. CompX’s major trademarks and brand names include the following: Security Products: CompX Security Products, National Cabinet Lock, Fort Lock, Fort, Timberline, Chicago Lock, STOCK LOCKS, KeSet, TuBar, StealthLock, ACE, ACE II, CompX eLock, Lockview, System64, SlamCAM, RegulatoR, CompXpress, and GEM. Marine Components: Custom Marine, Livorsi Marine, Livorsi II Marine, CMI Industrial Mufflers, Custom Marine Stainless Exhaust, The #1 Choice in Performance Boating, Mega Rim, Race Rim, CompX Marine, Vantage View, and GEN-X. Chemicals – Kronos Kronos is a global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), a base industrial product used in a ran


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