Material Sciences Corporation


March 2019



Canton, Michigan

Material Sciences Corporation produces advanced materials and specialty coated metals that are engineered to address lightweighting, noise, vibration, and harshness (“NVH”), corrosion, architectural, and aesthetic needs for a wide variety of end markets including transportation, building products, packaging, and consumer goods. Headquartered in metro Detroit, Michigan, Material Sciences has production facilities in Los Angeles, California, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, East Chicago, Indiana, Canfield and Walbridge, Ohio, and Toronto, Ontario.

Sky Island purchased MSC from the management team who have remained with the business and who the Sky Island partners had worked with at a prior firm.

“We were fortunate to have partnered with Sky Island’s principals when they were at their prior firm. With their assistance, we quadrupled the Company’s size during our four plus years together through a combination of organic initiatives and add-on acquisitions. Beyond the financial success of our partnership, we truly enjoyed working with them. They are honest, trustworthy, and hardworking people that became an extension of our team. While our previous partnership ended with a lucrative sale in 2016, we were incredibly excited by the opportunity to partner with them again when they started Sky Island. Given our prior experience working together, we did not even consider other potential partners and we are enjoying our second chance to work with them.”

– Kevin McCallum, CEO