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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 17, 2018

Harbour Group’s Lindstrom acquires Stelfast, Inc.

Lindstrom, LLC, a Harbour Group company, acquired Stelfast, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 26, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Nationwide Industries Inc.

Nationwide Industries (“NWI”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 17, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Thibaut Inc.

Thibaut Inc. (“Thibaut”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 30, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Wolverine Engine Heaters

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the Wolverine Engine Heaters...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 19, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Green Creative LLC

GREEN CREATIVE, a developer of advanced LED lighting solutions, is now part of the...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 18, 2017

Harbour Group acquires BASE Engineering, Inc.

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired BASE Engineering, Inc., Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 1, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Koch & Associates, Inc.

Marshall Excelsior Company, a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of Koch & Associates,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 4, 2017

Harbour Group acquires ILP Holdings Corporation

ILP Holdings Corporation (“ILP”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...
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Harbour Group acquires Marshall Excelsior Company

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // February 16, 2017

Harbour Group’s AMI Acquires NSM Music Group

AMI Entertainment Network Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired NSM Music Group Limited...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 15, 2016

Harbour Group’s CPS Acquires STAR EnviroTech

CPS Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired STAR EnviroTech, Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // November 28, 2016

Harbour Group’s CPS Acquires AAB Smart Tools

CPS Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of AAB Smart...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // September 16, 2016

Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Seattle Metrics

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired Seattle Metrics, Inc. (“Seametrics”), Jeff Fox,...
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Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Fox Thermal Instruments

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired Fox Thermal Instruments, Inc., Jeff Fox,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 23, 2016

Harbour Group’s GranQuartz Acquires Granite City Tool

GranQuartz, L.P., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of Granite City Tool...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 22, 2016

SP Industries Acquires PennTech Machinery Corporation

SP Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of PennTech Machinery Corporation,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 18, 2016

Cleaver-Brooks Acquires Camus Hydronics

Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired Camus Hydronics Ltd., Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 9, 2015

Harbour Group Acquires SP Industries, Inc.

SP Industries, Inc. and its affiliated companies (“SP”), are now part of the Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 28, 2015

Harbour Group Announces Promotions

Harbour Group, a privately owned operating company that acquires and builds high-quality companies, has...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 16, 2015

Harbour Group Acquires Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc.

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., has become part of the Harbour Group family of...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // February 10, 2015

Air Monitor Joins Harbour Group Family of Companies

Air Monitor Corporation has joined the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 22, 2014

Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Greyline Instruments

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, acquired Greyline Instruments, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // November 19, 2014

Harbour Group’s Top Knobs Acquires Atlas Homewares

Top Knobs USA, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired Atlas Homewares, Inc., Jeff Fox,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 20, 2014

Harbour Group’s Lindstrom Acquires Titan Fasteners

Lindstrom, a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of Titan Fastener Products, Inc., Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 29, 2014

Harbour Group Appoints Bethany Woods

Harbour Group has hired Bethany Woods as Director of Corporate Development, Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 21, 2014

Harbour Group’s Cleaver-Brooks Completes Two Acquisitions

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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 9, 2014

CPS Products Acquires UView Ultraviolet Systems

CPS Products Canada, Ltd., a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of UView Ultraviolet...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 7, 2013

Harbour Group Acquires ONICON Incorporated

Harbour Group has acquired ONICON Incorporated, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 19, 2012

Harbour Group Acquires Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // November 7, 2012

Harbour Group Acquires CPS Products, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired CPS Products, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 5, 2012

Lindstrom Metric Acquires Bossard Metrics, Inc.

Lindstrom Metric LLC, a Harbour Group company, acquired Bossard Metrics, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 9, 2012

Auto Meter Acquires ProParts

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired ProParts, LLC, Jeff Fox,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 12, 2011

Harbour Group Acquires Lindstrom Metric

Harbour Group has acquired Lindstrom Metric LLC, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // November 17, 2010

Harbour Group Acquires Hardware Resources

Harbour Group has acquired Hardware Resources Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of products...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 23, 2010

Harbour Group has acquired Fleetgistics Holdings, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Fleetgistics Holdings, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 19, 2010

Auto Meter Acquires Rights to Manufacture Leading Air Core Movement from SIMCO

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the rights to produce...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // June 15, 2009

AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. Acquires Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corp.

AMI Entertainment Network, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the commercial jukebox assets of...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 26, 2009

ACS Group Acquires Walton/Stout, Inc.

ACS Group, a Harbour Group company, acquired Walton/Stout, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 10, 2009

Harbour Group Appoints Mike Santoni as Chief Financial Officer

Harbour Group has appointed Mike Santoni to the role of Chief Financial Officer, Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 25, 2008

Harbour Group Appoints Kevin Klebe as Vice President of Finance

Harbour Group has appointed Kevin Klebe as Vice President of Finance, Jeff Fox, Chairman...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 29, 2008

GranQuartz Acquires the Stone Division of Sommer & Maca from C.R. Laurence

GranQuartz, L.P., a Harbour Group company based in Atlanta, completed the acquisition of the...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 7, 2008

Harbour Group Acquires GranQuartz

Harbour Group acquired GranQuartz Holdings, LLC, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 8, 2008

Haydon Enterprises Acquires Kerk Motion Products, Inc.

Haydon Enterprises, a Harbour Group company, acquired Kerk Motion Products, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // April 4, 2008

Harbour Group Partners with Time-O-Matic

Harbour Group, in conjunction with President David Wood and other senior management, acquired Danville,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 5, 2008

Harbour Group Acquires Top Knobs USA

Harbour Group has acquired Top Knobs USA, a leading provider of fine decorative hardware...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 24, 2007

Lincoln Industrial Acquires Lincoln Helios (India), Ltd.

Lincoln Industrial, a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Lincoln Helios (India), Ltd....
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 16, 2007

LN Acquisition Corporation Acquires Reelcraft Industries, Inc.

LN Acquisition Corp., a Harbour Group company, acquired Reelcraft Industries, Inc, Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 23, 2007

Auto Meter Products, Inc. acquires Dedenbear Products

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Dedenbear Products,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 13, 2007

Auto Meter Products, Inc. Acquires Stack Limited

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Stack Limited,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 11, 2007

Pearlman Industries, Inc. Acquires Stone Tool Supply, Inc.

Pearlman Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company and the parent of Pearl Abrasive Co....
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 16, 2007

Pearlman Industries, Inc. Acquires Dimensional Tools, Inc.

Pearlman Industries, Inc., which was recently acquired by Harbour Group, has acquired Dimensional Tools,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 8, 2007

Harbour Group Appoints Samuel A. Hamacher as President

Harbour Group has promoted Samuel A. Hamacher, 54, to president, effective immediately. He replaces...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 3, 2007

Harbour Group Partners with SloanLED

Harbour Group has joined forces with SloanLED to help accelerate the growth of the...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // April 20, 2007

Harbour Group Acquires Tritex Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Tritex Corporation, the parent company of the Haydon companies, Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // April 17, 2007

Harbour Group Appoints Jeff Fox CEO

Harbour Group announced today that Jeffrey L. Fox, president and chief operating officer, has...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 26, 2007

Harbour Group Appoints Brandon Bezzant and Zachary Waltz

Harbour Group has added two new members to its acquisition team, Sam Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 31, 2006

Harbour Group Acquires Pearlman Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Pearlman Corporation, the parent company of Pearl Abrasive Co. and...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 23, 2006

Harbour Group Acquires Alemite LLC

Harbour Group, through an affiliate, has acquired Alemite LLC, a leading supplier of lubrication...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // April 12, 2005

Harbour Group Acquires Lincoln Industrial Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Lincoln Industrial Corporation, the global leader in the design, manufacture,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 31, 2003

Harbour Group Acquires Rowe International

Harbour Group announced today that it has agreed to acquire certain assets and the...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 16, 2002

Harbour Group Acquires Merit Industries, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Merit Industries, Inc., the largest developer and manufacturer of touch-screen...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // September 4, 2002

Harbour Group Acquires Auto Meter Products, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Auto Meter Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance racing...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 17, 2018

Harbour Group’s Lindstrom acquires Stelfast, Inc.

Lindstrom, LLC, a Harbour Group company, acquired Stelfast, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 26, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Nationwide Industries Inc.

Nationwide Industries (“NWI”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 17, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Thibaut Inc.

Thibaut Inc. (“Thibaut”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 30, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Wolverine Engine Heaters

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the Wolverine Engine Heaters...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 19, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Green Creative LLC

GREEN CREATIVE, a developer of advanced LED lighting solutions, is now part of the...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 18, 2017

Harbour Group acquires BASE Engineering, Inc.

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired BASE Engineering, Inc., Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 1, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Koch & Associates, Inc.

Marshall Excelsior Company, a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of Koch & Associates,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 4, 2017

Harbour Group acquires ILP Holdings Corporation

ILP Holdings Corporation (“ILP”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...
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Harbour Group acquires Marshall Excelsior Company

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // February 16, 2017

Harbour Group’s AMI Acquires NSM Music Group

AMI Entertainment Network Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired NSM Music Group Limited...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 15, 2016

Harbour Group’s CPS Acquires STAR EnviroTech

CPS Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired STAR EnviroTech, Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // November 28, 2016

Harbour Group’s CPS Acquires AAB Smart Tools

CPS Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of AAB Smart...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // September 16, 2016

Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Seattle Metrics

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired Seattle Metrics, Inc. (“Seametrics”), Jeff Fox,...
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Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Fox Thermal Instruments

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired Fox Thermal Instruments, Inc., Jeff Fox,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 23, 2016

Harbour Group’s GranQuartz Acquires Granite City Tool

GranQuartz, L.P., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of Granite City Tool...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 22, 2016

SP Industries Acquires PennTech Machinery Corporation

SP Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of PennTech Machinery Corporation,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 18, 2016

Cleaver-Brooks Acquires Camus Hydronics

Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired Camus Hydronics Ltd., Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 9, 2015

Harbour Group Acquires SP Industries, Inc.

SP Industries, Inc. and its affiliated companies (“SP”), are now part of the Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 28, 2015

Harbour Group Announces Promotions

Harbour Group, a privately owned operating company that acquires and builds high-quality companies, has...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 16, 2015

Harbour Group Acquires Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc.

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., has become part of the Harbour Group family of...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // February 10, 2015

Air Monitor Joins Harbour Group Family of Companies

Air Monitor Corporation has joined the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 22, 2014

Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Greyline Instruments

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, acquired Greyline Instruments, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // November 19, 2014

Harbour Group’s Top Knobs Acquires Atlas Homewares

Top Knobs USA, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired Atlas Homewares, Inc., Jeff Fox,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 20, 2014

Harbour Group’s Lindstrom Acquires Titan Fasteners

Lindstrom, a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of Titan Fastener Products, Inc., Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 29, 2014

Harbour Group Appoints Bethany Woods

Harbour Group has hired Bethany Woods as Director of Corporate Development, Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 21, 2014

Harbour Group’s Cleaver-Brooks Completes Two Acquisitions

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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 9, 2014

CPS Products Acquires UView Ultraviolet Systems

CPS Products Canada, Ltd., a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of UView Ultraviolet...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 7, 2013

Harbour Group Acquires ONICON Incorporated

Harbour Group has acquired ONICON Incorporated, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 19, 2012

Harbour Group Acquires Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // November 7, 2012

Harbour Group Acquires CPS Products, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired CPS Products, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 5, 2012

Lindstrom Metric Acquires Bossard Metrics, Inc.

Lindstrom Metric LLC, a Harbour Group company, acquired Bossard Metrics, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 9, 2012

Auto Meter Acquires ProParts

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired ProParts, LLC, Jeff Fox,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 12, 2011

Harbour Group Acquires Lindstrom Metric

Harbour Group has acquired Lindstrom Metric LLC, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // November 17, 2010

Harbour Group Acquires Hardware Resources

Harbour Group has acquired Hardware Resources Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of products...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 23, 2010

Harbour Group has acquired Fleetgistics Holdings, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Fleetgistics Holdings, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 19, 2010

Auto Meter Acquires Rights to Manufacture Leading Air Core Movement from SIMCO

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the rights to produce...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // June 15, 2009

AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. Acquires Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corp.

AMI Entertainment Network, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the commercial jukebox assets of...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 26, 2009

ACS Group Acquires Walton/Stout, Inc.

ACS Group, a Harbour Group company, acquired Walton/Stout, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 10, 2009

Harbour Group Appoints Mike Santoni as Chief Financial Officer

Harbour Group has appointed Mike Santoni to the role of Chief Financial Officer, Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 25, 2008

Harbour Group Appoints Kevin Klebe as Vice President of Finance

Harbour Group has appointed Kevin Klebe as Vice President of Finance, Jeff Fox, Chairman...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 29, 2008

GranQuartz Acquires the Stone Division of Sommer & Maca from C.R. Laurence

GranQuartz, L.P., a Harbour Group company based in Atlanta, completed the acquisition of the...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 7, 2008

Harbour Group Acquires GranQuartz

Harbour Group acquired GranQuartz Holdings, LLC, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 8, 2008

Haydon Enterprises Acquires Kerk Motion Products, Inc.

Haydon Enterprises, a Harbour Group company, acquired Kerk Motion Products, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // April 4, 2008

Harbour Group Partners with Time-O-Matic

Harbour Group, in conjunction with President David Wood and other senior management, acquired Danville,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 5, 2008

Harbour Group Acquires Top Knobs USA

Harbour Group has acquired Top Knobs USA, a leading provider of fine decorative hardware...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 24, 2007

Lincoln Industrial Acquires Lincoln Helios (India), Ltd.

Lincoln Industrial, a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Lincoln Helios (India), Ltd....
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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 16, 2007

LN Acquisition Corporation Acquires Reelcraft Industries, Inc.

LN Acquisition Corp., a Harbour Group company, acquired Reelcraft Industries, Inc, Jeff Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 23, 2007

Auto Meter Products, Inc. acquires Dedenbear Products

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Dedenbear Products,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 13, 2007

Auto Meter Products, Inc. Acquires Stack Limited

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Stack Limited,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // July 11, 2007

Pearlman Industries, Inc. Acquires Stone Tool Supply, Inc.

Pearlman Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company and the parent of Pearl Abrasive Co....
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 16, 2007

Pearlman Industries, Inc. Acquires Dimensional Tools, Inc.

Pearlman Industries, Inc., which was recently acquired by Harbour Group, has acquired Dimensional Tools,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 8, 2007

Harbour Group Appoints Samuel A. Hamacher as President

Harbour Group has promoted Samuel A. Hamacher, 54, to president, effective immediately. He replaces...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 3, 2007

Harbour Group Partners with SloanLED

Harbour Group has joined forces with SloanLED to help accelerate the growth of the...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // April 20, 2007

Harbour Group Acquires Tritex Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Tritex Corporation, the parent company of the Haydon companies, Jeff...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // April 17, 2007

Harbour Group Appoints Jeff Fox CEO

Harbour Group announced today that Jeffrey L. Fox, president and chief operating officer, has...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 26, 2007

Harbour Group Appoints Brandon Bezzant and Zachary Waltz

Harbour Group has added two new members to its acquisition team, Sam Fox, Harbour...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 31, 2006

Harbour Group Acquires Pearlman Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Pearlman Corporation, the parent company of Pearl Abrasive Co. and...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 23, 2006

Harbour Group Acquires Alemite LLC

Harbour Group, through an affiliate, has acquired Alemite LLC, a leading supplier of lubrication...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // April 12, 2005

Harbour Group Acquires Lincoln Industrial Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Lincoln Industrial Corporation, the global leader in the design, manufacture,...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 31, 2003

Harbour Group Acquires Rowe International

Harbour Group announced today that it has agreed to acquire certain assets and the...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // December 16, 2002

Harbour Group Acquires Merit Industries, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Merit Industries, Inc., the largest developer and manufacturer of touch-screen...
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NEWS ARCHIVE // September 4, 2002

Harbour Group Acquires Auto Meter Products, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Auto Meter Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance racing...
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Harbour Group’s Lindstrom acquires Stelfast, Inc.

Lindstrom, LLC, a Harbour Group company, acquired Stelfast, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Simmi Sakhuja, President of Stelfast, and the rest of the Stelfast executive team will remain with the business.

 

Stelfast is a stocking master distributor of fasteners and specialty parts headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio with ten distribution locations across North America.  It was founded by Surinder Sakhuja in 1972, delivered its first fastener products in 1974, and currently serves customers across North America with over 12,000 different products.

 

“Stelfast focuses on service and flexibility to meet the needs of its distributor customers, by offering a broad product line with great customer service” Mr. Fox said. “As we have gotten to know the team, it has become clear that Stelfast’s customer-first mentality is deeply engrained in the organization.  This mentality aligns well with Lindstrom and the product offering is highly complementary, which will further enable the combined business to meet its customers’ specific needs.”

 

Neil Yeargin, President & CEO of Lindstrom, commented, “We look forward to partnering with Stelfast to build lasting value for our customers. It is evident both companies share core values in serving our customers with our expansive distribution, secondary processing, and packaging services.  This acquisition expands not only our physical footprint and product offering, but also enhances our service levels and ability to meet all of our customers’ needs.”

 

“We are excited to work with the Lindstrom team as we continue to grow our business and enhance our customer experience. The Lindstrom team and culture are a great fit with Stelfast.,” commented Ms. Sakhuja. “These two companies are uniquely suited to serve our customers with an enhanced service capability and we are eager to demonstrate this to the market.”

 

About Lindstrom

Lindstrom, LLC is the largest master distributor of specialty fasteners in the United States.  The company is headquartered in Blaine, Minn., and has locations in Elgin, Ill.; Greer, S.C.; New Windsor, N.Y.; Grand Prairie, Tex.; Mississauga, Canada; and Cleveland, Ohio.  Selling exclusively to distributors, Lindstrom offers products stocked for immediate delivery, specialty parts manufacturing, multiple packaging options, specialty plating, and other value-added services. In addition, Lindstrom is the exclusive master distributor of Bossard Group products in the United States.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including fence and gate systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control products, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, master distribution of fasteners, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 202 businesses in 43 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Nationwide Industries Inc.

Nationwide Industries (“NWI”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

NWI is a leading supplier of specialty hardware to OEMs, distributors and installers in the fence and gate, railing and patio markets.  The company’s brands include Nationwide and Ultra-Tec.  The company’s products include hinges, latches, locks, rollers, railing post mounts and cable railing infill.  The products are used in vinyl, ornamental, specialty, wood, cable and chain link fence applications.  The company is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.

“We are excited to welcome Nationwide Industries to the Harbour Group family,” said Mr. Fox.  “NWI has a well-respected brand in its market and serves its customers with high quality, innovative products and great customer service.  The combination of this fantastic base business and Harbour Group’s resources will further strengthen NWI’s position in its market.”

Christopher Kliefoth, NWI President and CEO, added: “We believe Harbour Group’s operational and strategic expertise gathered over many years will be a valuable resource to our business as we continue to grow.  Our brand and customer relationships are strong today and will only improve.  We look forward to continuing to operate as a leader in our industry as we grow our product offering.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 200 companies in 43 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Thibaut Inc.

Thibaut Inc. (“Thibaut”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Thibaut is a highly recognized global brand in the wallcoverings, fabrics and upholstered furniture markets, featuring distinctive designs serving a diverse base of high-end residential interior designers.  The company’s in-house designers produce exclusive collections under three brand names:  Thibaut, Anna French and Thibaut Fine Furniture.

“Thibaut is a great addition to the Harbour Group family,” said Mr. Fox.  “Its brand and products have truly stood the test of time over its 130 year history.  Management has done an excellent job growing the company and we are excited to work together to continue that trajectory both organically and through acquisition.”

Bob Senior, Thibaut’s CEO, added: “We look forward to continuing to grow and improve the operations of our business with the help of Harbour Group’s team.  We believe their knowledge of operations along with our deep understanding of our industry  will allow us to continue growing at an accelerated pace.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 198 companies in 42 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Wolverine Engine Heaters

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the Wolverine Engine Heaters business and related assets of Nine Lives, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

For more than 20 years, Wolverine has offered premium, American-made, silicone heaters for cold- weather vehicle and equipment protection.  The Company’s core product line of oil pan engine heaters is known for reliability and durability.  Additional products include battery, oil filter and other fluid heaters.  Wolverine, which is based in Yakima, Wash., sells its products globally.

 

“Wolverine is a clear fit with Phillips & Temro,” Mr. Fox said.  “Together the combined businesses will become an even stronger force in the market.  We look forward to supporting their growth.”

 

“The acquisition of Wolverine strengthens our brand positioning and will provide an added online outlet and sales channel for our broad array of aftermarket cold-weather products.” said Tom Moser, President of Phillips & Temro.  “We look forward to working with the Wolverine team to expand their channel and product line.”

 

Kevin Frank, President of Wolverine, added: “We believe joining Phillips & Temro will strengthen our brand and open opportunities for us that we may not have otherwise had.  We also look forward to the operational support the Harbour Group team offers as we grow the business.”

 

About

Phillips & Temro Industries Inc. (“PTI”) was founded in 1920 and has grown to become the market leader in thermal management systems and controls for the transportation and heavy equipment markets.  The company’s primary products include immersion, circulation, and air intake heaters; engine cooling equipment; and cab heating, cooling and electrification products.  PTI’s technology is widely recognized for excelling in applications such as heavy-duty trucks, construction, agriculture, automotive, oil & gas, electric and hybrid vehicles, industrial, marine and power generation.  The company is based in Eden Prairie, Minn., and, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, has a total of five manufacturing facilities globally.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 197 companies in 41 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Green Creative LLC

GREEN CREATIVE, a developer of advanced LED lighting solutions, is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, extending Harbour Group’s participation in the lighting market, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Cole Zucker and Guillaume Vidal, the co-founders of GREEN CREATIVE, will continue their key leadership roles in the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

The investment represents Harbour Group’s second in the lighting industry this year.  In April, Harbour Group announced that ILP Holdings Corporation (ILP), a Sanford, Fla.-based manufacturer of energy-efficient luminaires and retrofit solutions, had become a Harbour Group company.  The Green Creative and ILP brands will remain independent.

 

Since its founding in 2010, GREEN CREATIVE has served the North American commercial lighting market with an industry-leading product offering of LED lamps and LED luminaires.  With its headquarters in Silicon Valley, CA and R&D center in Shanghai, China, the company’s LED lighting solutions have been widely adopted by some of the largest companies in the world.  Anchored by strong integrated R&D capabilities and patented technology, GREEN CREATIVE’s innovation, performance and reliability have been recognized year after year by the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report, LEDs Magazine’s Sapphire Awards, EdisonReport, Lighting For Tomorrow, NAILD (National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors) and more.

 

“We are excited to support another founder-led business,” Mr. Fox said.  “As sister companies, GREEN CREATIVE and ILP bring an industry-leading team and product offering to the market.”

 

“Harbour Group’s operational expertise in scaling fast growing businesses combined with their financial resources presents a great opportunity to bring our company and people to the next level,” said Mr. Zucker.

 

“Under the same group, the companies have highly complementary offerings with minimum overlap,” added Jason Hendren, the founder of ILP.  “Combining GREEN CREATIVE’s lamp, commercial and residential downlight, and track products with ILP’s industrial, commercial, and outdoor products allows our channel partners to complete an entire project with a unique product mix.”

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Harbour Group acquires BASE Engineering, Inc.

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired BASE Engineering, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

Since its founding in 1996, BASE has designed and manufactured high-quality remote, automated emergency shutdown and operational controls for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and refined fuels industries.  The company is dedicated to the highest levels of service and to providing better solutions to the challenges its customers face through continuous product innovation.  BASE was founded by Steve Belyea, its CEO, and is based in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. The company sells its products in North America, Europe and Australia.

 

Mr. Fox commented, “BASE’s product line fits extremely well with MEC’s product offerings.  We are looking forward to bringing these two great innovators together to further enhance the portfolio of outstanding products that delight our customers.  Steve’s continued leadership and direction will be integral as we bring the companies together in the marketplace and build a bigger, stronger business.”

 

Mr. Belyea will continue in his current role as BASE CEO and president.  “This is an exciting next step for BASE,” he said, “and will further enhance our ability to bring innovative new products and services to our customers.  We couldn’t have hoped for better partners than MEC and Harbour Group.”

 

“We are excited about what BASE brings to our company,” said Franco Domingo, Vice President of Marshall Excelsior.  “BASE’s products are positioned in a rapidly expanding segment of our industry.  We believe this will complement our efforts to be a more complete solution to our customers.“

 

About Marshall Excelsior

Marshall Excelsior is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of mission-critical, highly engineered flow control products used in the transportation, storage, and consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and liquefied anhydrous ammonia (“NH3”).  Over the past 40 years, MEC has provided a variety of solutions, including fittings, adapters, valves, regulators, pigtails, gauges and accessories, to its growing base of customers.  MEC’s products support various LPG and NH3 applications including bulk storage, transport, commercial, domestic and recreational vehicles.  The company is headquartered in Marshall, Mich.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 195 companies in 41 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Koch & Associates, Inc.

Marshall Excelsior Company, a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of Koch & Associates, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

Koch manufactures and supplies leak detection systems and gas pressure regulators primarily used by bobtail truck drivers in the propane industry.  Koch & Associates was founded by Gary Koch, its president, and is based in Rockwall, Texas.

 

“We are pleased to build on the long-term vision for Marshall Excelsior,” Mr.  Fox said.  “We’re also gratified to support another strong, founder-owned business.”

 

“Koch and Marshall Excelsior products complement each other nicely,” said Franco Domingo, Vice President of Marshall Excelsior.  “Koch products expand our offering to our customer base with a more complete product line.  We are very excited by this addition.”

 

Mr. Koch added: “Combining our products and technology with Marshall Excelsior’s scale and reach is a benefit for both companies and our customers.  We’re eager to see what we can achieve as part of the Marshall Excelsior and Harbour Group family.”

 

About Marshall Excelsior

Marshall Excelsior is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of mission-critical, highly engineered flow control products used in the transportation, storage, and consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and liquefied anhydrous ammonia (“NH3”).  Over the past 40 years, MEC has provided a variety of solutions, including fittings, adapters, valves, regulators, pigtails, gauges and accessories, to its growing base of customers.  MEC’s products support various LPG and NH3 applications including bulk storage, transport, commercial, domestic and recreational vehicles.  The company is headquartered in Marshall, Mich.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 194 companies in 41 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires ILP Holdings Corporation

ILP Holdings Corporation (“ILP”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

ILP is an innovative manufacturer of energy-efficient luminaries and retrofit solutions with over 14 years of experience supporting builders and retrofitters with green building initiatives. The company has developed a wide range of LED products to support commercial, industrial, and outdoor applications focused on energy and maintenance savings.  New products like the UFO parking garage fixture and the LANCE retrofit kits demonstrate ILP’s ability to deliver performance and value with exceptional aesthetics.  ILP is headquartered in Sanford, Florida, and has an additional facility in Reno, Nevada.

 

“ILP’s ability to engineer and design new products and to provide high quality, reliable products at competitive prices has made it a recognized brand in its segment of the industry,” Mr. Fox said.  “The company is well positioned to take advantage of the market shift to LED lighting over the years to come.  We are very excited to welcome the ILP team to the Harbour Group family and to work together to continue growing the company both organically and through complementary acquisitions.”

 

Jason Hendren, the founder and CEO of ILP, added, “We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Harbour Group.  Their global resources and manufacturing expertise will enable us to accelerate our product development and growth initiatives.  We are eager to tap into their extensive resources and continue to be our customers’ number one source for energy-efficient lighting.”

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including flow control products, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 193 companies in 41 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Marshall Excelsior Company

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Marshall Excelsior is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of mission critical, highly-engineered flow control products used in the transportation, storage, and consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and liquefied anhydrous ammonia (“NH3”).  Over the past 40 years, MEC has provided a variety of solutions, including fittings, adapters, valves, regulators, pigtails, gauges and accessories to their growing base of customers.  MEC’s products support various LPG and NH3 applications including bulk storage, transport, commercial, domestic and recreational vehicles.  Marshall Excelsior is headquartered in Marshall, Mich.

“We are pleased to welcome Marshall Excelsior to the Harbour Group family,” said Mr. Fox.  “MEC represents key attributes that Harbour Group seeks in all of its companies.  MEC is known as the leading innovator in their industry due to their strong engineering and design capabilities and their ability to provide customers with unique products to meet their challenges.  Harbour Group’s resources will help the Company continue to grow both domestically and internationally.”

Franco Domingo, MEC Vice President added: “Marshall Excelsior has been successful in establishing itself as a leading market player by offering its customers differentiated, superior products.  Going forward, we believe Harbour Group can help accelerate our growth as we expand into new product categories and geographies.  We are excited about the future of our company and our products.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 192 companies in 40 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s AMI Acquires NSM Music Group

AMI Entertainment Network Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired NSM Music Group Limited (“NSM”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

NSM is a leading digital jukebox manufacturer and operates a digital music network serving bars, pubs and restaurants in locations in North America, United Kingdom and Europe.  The company is headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom.

 

“We are excited to bring NSM into the AMI Entertainment Family,” said Mr. Fox. “NSM’s long track record and innovative technology in the jukebox industry complement AMI’s platform offering and its effort to expand in Europe.”

 

“NSM helps further AMI’s goal of providing state-of-the-art entertainment to meet the needs of pubs and restaurants everywhere,” said Mike Maas, AMI Entertainment Network’s president.  “This is a highly complementary acquisition that expands AMI’s global footprint and paves the way for exciting new products and services for European jukebox customers.”

 

About NSM

NSM has been designing and manufacturing jukeboxes since 1951. Headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom, NSM is a leader in combining aesthetics with new technologies to design, develop, and manufacture the next generation of digital jukeboxes, video jukeboxes, internet jukeboxes, and music products. With a music library of over 250,000 tracks, NSM distributes music content through its digital jukeboxes to UK-based operators through its own music server.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 190 companies in 39 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s CPS Acquires STAR EnviroTech

CPS Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired STAR EnviroTech, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Huntington Beach, Cal., STAR EnviroTech, Inc. (“STAR”) manufactures diagnostic smoke machines used by automotive service technicians to identify a wide range of automotive system leaks.  The company’s products are trusted by more than 20 leading automotive OEMs, leading service tools brands and independent repair technicians.

Mr. Fox said, “CPS and STAR are a natural combination.  The product suites, distribution, and sales channels are highly complementary.  We look forward to utilizing the Harbour Group operational resources to continue building the company in Europe, Australia and around the world.”

“This acquisition strengthens our company’s position as the global leader in the professional technician tools market,” Paul Baldetti, President and CEO of CPS, commented. “While CPS has a similar product under its UView brand, the acquisition of STAR solidifies our position as the global leader in automotive leak detection.”

 

About CPS

CPS Products is a business built by technicians, for technicians.  We design Tools for the Professional Service Technician.  With the world’s most comprehensive range of Leak Detection technologies, Smart Diagnostic tools, and proven Maintenance Solutions, CPS Products has been The Workingman’s Choice® since 1989.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 189 companies in 39 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s CPS Acquires AAB Smart Tools

CPS Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of AAB Smart Tools, LLC, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Orlando, Fla., AAB Smart Tools (“AAB”) develops smart device-connected tools serving the HVAC technician.  AAB’s current product line includes a dual-port static pressure meter, airflow and environmental meters, temperature and humidity measurement and data loggers, and a variety of useful accessories.  A strong pipeline of additional products will reach the market in coming months.

Mr. Fox said, “AAB’s innovative products and future developments are a great addition to CPS.  We eagerly welcome their product development skills and vision to our team and believe access to the Harbour Group operating resources will assist in future product development and growth.”

Scott Madden is AAB’s founding partner and product development leader. “We are excited to become a part of the CPS platform,” he said, “and to participate in bringing a growing line of new, smart, technology-enabled tools to the market.”

Paul Baldetti, President of CPS Products, commented: “The acquisition of AAB Smart Tools takes CPS into a new product line that will prove beneficial as we continue to build our company both in existing and future end markets.  Scott Madden and his engineering team have created superb products and we look forward to all that we will accomplish together in coming years.”

 

About CPS Products

CPS Products is a business built by technicians, for technicians.  We design Tools for the Professional Service Technician.  With the world’s most comprehensive range of Leak Detection technologies, Smart Diagnostic tools, and proven Maintenance Solutions, CPS Products has been The Workingman’s Choice® since 1989.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including scientific products and labware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 188 companies in 39 different industries.

 

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Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Seattle Metrics

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired Seattle Metrics, Inc. (“Seametrics”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since 1990, Seametrics has developed and manufactured flowmeters for the irrigation, industrial, water, and wastewater end markets with a focus on electromagnetic meters (mag meters).  Seametrics has a leading position in mag meters for the irrigation market throughout North America and a growing international presence.  The company is headquartered in Kent, Wash., near Seattle.

Mr. Fox commented, “The addition of Seametrics brings ONICON further into the measurement of one of the world’s most critical resources, water.  Seametrics’ expertise allows the combined company to be a leader in irrigation metering.”

John Norris, president and chief executive officer of ONICON, commented, “As we build a diversified flow meter business to serve multiple markets, the acquisition of Seametrics expands our technology base and market reach.  We look forward to growing the combined business with the Seametrics team.”

Seametrics’ founder and Chairman of the Board, Curt Burnett, added: “We are excited to partner with ONICON and believe their operational expertise and additional sales channels will help us continue to grow as a business.  We believe our engineering, sales & manufacturing talent and product suite will enhance the ONICON business.  Together, with ONICON and Harbour Group, we have exciting plans for the future.”

 

About ONICON

ONICON Incorporated has been in the flow measurement business since 1987. Headquartered in Largo, Fla., ONICON designs and manufactures a full line of highly accurate flow meters and energy measurement systems. The company provides a wide range of products, including turbine, vortex, electromagnetic, thermal mass, and ultrasonic meters as well as BTU meters and display modules.  Every product is individually calibrated, and all products are delivered fully programmed for the customer’s application.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 187 companies in 39 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Fox Thermal Instruments

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired Fox Thermal Instruments, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For over 20 years, Fox Thermal Instruments has developed and manufactured thermal mass flow meters for the energy, water, wastewater, and other industrial end markets throughout North America.  The company, which has no previous connection to Harbour Group, is dedicated to serving the evolving needs of the industry with highly engineered product and dedicated customer service.  The business is run by its founder, Brad Lesko, and is headquartered in Monterey, Cal.

Mr. Fox commented, “Fox Thermal Instrument’s product line fits extremely well with ONICON and expands the overall company’s end markets.  Brad and his team bring expertise in thermal mass flow meters and we look forward to working together to continue to grow the combined business.”

John Norris, president and chief executive officer of ONICON, commented, “We are excited about the addition of the Fox products and team to our company.  Adding Fox Thermal Instruments to our platform gives us the ability to produce thermal mass meters internally and expand our position in that rapidly growing market.”

Added Lesko, Fox Thermal Instrument’s president: “ONICON’s platform is an ideal home for our business to thrive.  ONICON’s market position and technologies combined with Harbour Group’s operating resources will continue to make our business bigger and better.”

 

About ONICON

ONICON Incorporated has been in the flow measurement business since 1987. Headquartered in Largo, Fla., ONICON designs and manufactures a full line of highly accurate flow meters and energy measurement systems. The company provides a wide range of products including turbine, vortex, electromagnetic, thermal mass, and ultrasonic meters as well as BTU meters and display modules.  Every product is individually calibrated and all products are delivered fully programmed for the customer’s application.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 185 companies in 39 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s GranQuartz Acquires Granite City Tool

GranQuartz, L.P., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of Granite City Tool Company, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since 1885, Granite City has distributed cutting tools, abrasives and ancillary products for the stone cutting and monument industries.  The company, which is based in St. Cloud, Minn., serves the needs of customers who primarily reside in the upper Midwest.  Granite City maintains several brand names including Rival®, Rival Bond™, Dia-Pro® and Nitro One Shot™.

Mr. Fox commented, “Granite City and GranQuartz have been serving the same market for many years.  The combination of the two businesses greatly strengthens their ability to offer a broader line of products and expand their geographic reach.  We look forward to bringing Granite City under our umbrella and to help them continue to grow their distribution reach.”

Dan Davidenko, president and chief executive officer of GranQuartz, commented, “We are excited about the addition of Granite City and believe their long term position in the upper Midwest and strong customer relationships will help us continue to grow our presence there and throughout the country.”

About GranQuartz

GranQuartz, based in Tucker, Ga., is the country’s largest provider of tools, equipment, and accessories to the natural and engineered stone industry.  The company is a one-stop shop for stone fabricators, with a focus on residential and commercial applications.  A catalog of over 9,500 products meets the needs of stone-working professionals at every stage of the process, from fabrication through installation and ongoing maintenance requirements.  To support its customers, GranQuartz utilizes a diverse multi-channel system that includes the largest field sales force in the industry, 13 retail and distribution centers, catalogs, telemarketing and e-commerce.

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 186 companies in 39 different industries.

 

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SP Industries Acquires PennTech Machinery Corporation

SP Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of PennTech Machinery Corporation, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

PennTech has 25 years of experience in aseptic pharmaceutical vial-handling solutions, including washers, trayloaders, sterilization tunnels, filling and stopper inserting machines, automatic freeze dryer loading machines, cappers and external washers. The company’s customers include leading biopharma manufacturers and compounding pharmacies that seek aseptic packaging solutions to meet regulatory requirements. Founded by Ger Smit, PennTech is now run by his son, Vincent Smit. It is based in Warminster, Penn., a Philadelphia suburb.

Mr. Fox commented, “PennTech has a well-respected position in the market and will allow SP Industries to offer an integrated solution for automated loading and unloading of freeze dryers for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and veterinary markets. Ger and Vincent’s design vision and long tenure in the industry fit well with SP. We are excited about the opportunity the combination of PennTech and SP Industries brings as an integrated company.”

“PennTech and SP Industries are a strong combination,” said Bill Downs, president of SP Industries. “PennTech is known for elegantly simple designs with bullet-proof reliability, which fits very well with SP’s leading brands.”

Vincent Smit commented, “PennTech’s product line, engineering expertise and broad capabilities around vial handling are a natural fit with SP’s offerings. We are excited to go to market with a comprehensive and integrated offering for our customers. We also look forward to the operational resources we will gain through our partnership with Harbour Group.”

About SP Industries
SP and its affiliated companies, headquartered in Warminster, Penn., became a part of Harbour Group last December. The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art scientific equipment, biological drug manufacturing solutions and precision labware.

About Harbour Group
Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 183 companies in 39 different industries.

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Cleaver-Brooks Acquires Camus Hydronics

Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired Camus Hydronics Ltd., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since its founding in 2000, Camus has designed and manufactured condensing hydronic boilers and water heaters for the commercial, institutional, large residential and light industrial markets. The company is dedicated to the highest level of service and providing better solutions to the challenges its customers face through continuous product innovation.

Camus’ products are sold in North America, China and Eastern Europe. The business is run by its founders, Mario Ruscio and Cesare Ruscio, and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario.

Mr. Fox commented, “Camus’ product line fits extremely well with Cleaver-Brooks product offerings. We are looking forward to bringing Harbour’s operational resources to the company as it continues to grow and expand its product offerings. Mario and Cesare’s support and direction will be integral as we bring the companies together in the marketplace and build a bigger, stronger business.”

“We are excited about what Camus brings to our company,” said Bart Aitken, president and chief executive officer of Cleaver-Brooks. “Camus’ products are positioned in a rapidly expanding segment of our industry. The condensing hydronic products Camus manufactures complement the ones Cleaver-Brooks offers, allowing us to provide a more complete solution to our customers.”

Added Ruscio, Camus’ president: “Cleaver-Brooks’ world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, supported by Harbour Group’s resources, will be a strong asset for our business.”

About Harbour Group
Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 182 companies in 39 different industries.

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Harbour Group Acquires SP Industries, Inc.

SP Industries, Inc. and its affiliated companies (“SP”), are now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

SP is a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art scientific equipment, biological drug manufacturing solutions and precision labware, with a product portfolio that includes lyophilizers, centrifugal evaporators, stability chambers, NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) tubes and laboratory glassware, thermal control systems and laboratory apparatus.  These products serve a range of end markets, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, scientific, university, healthcare, industrial, aeronautic, and semiconductor industries.  They are distributed globally under the SP umbrella of market-leading brands, which include Hull, VirTis, FTS, Genevac, Hotpack, Bel-Art, H-B Instrument and Wilmad-LabGlass.

SP has its base in Warminster, Pa., and has nine manufacturing facilities and three service centers in the United States and United Kingdom.

“We are very excited to welcome the impressive SP management team to our family and support them as they pursue their growth objectives.” said Mr. Fox. “SP’s brand strength, quality, breadth of product engineering and in-house manufacturing capabilities fit very well with our experience in the manufactured products sector. We plan to accelerate their investment in new product development, geographical expansion and complementary acquisitions, as we have done with our companies for the last 40 years.”

Bill Downs, SP president and chief executive officer added: “SP is passionate about the products that we bring to market.  By inspiring confidence among end users in our quality, innovation and in-depth knowledge, we have built a successful company. Now we expect to take our business to the next level with the benefit of the operational expertise brought by Harbour Group.  We look forward to a bright future for our employees and customers.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including thermal management, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, laboratory equipment, glassware and labware, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 181 companies in 39 different industries.

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Harbour Group Announces Promotions

Harbour Group, a privately owned operating company that acquires and builds high-quality companies, has promoted several managers, Jeff Fox, CEO and chairman, announced.

Zachary Waltz, a managing director who has led the company’s marketing efforts within the acquisitions team, will now focus on additional transaction-related responsibilities, including deal execution. Waltz, who received a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, joined Harbour in 2007.

Kevin Klebe, vice president of finance since he joined Harbour in 2006, has been promoted to managing director and will move from the finance team to acquisitions. Klebe has a B. S. in accounting from Miami University of Ohio. Before joining Harbour he had been with the Chicago office of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chief Financial Officer for The Land of Nod, a Chicago-based retailer of home furnishings for children.

Gary Beinke, vice president of finance – treasurer, has been promoted to senior vice president of finance – treasurer. Beinke joined Harbour in 1998. Earlier, he had been a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Jeff DePlanty, vice president of finance, has been promoted to senior vice president of finance. DePlanty joined Harbour in 2001. Before that, he had been with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the corporate controller for Jackson Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of personal and highway safety products. He has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign.

“We pride ourselves at Harbour on the experience and depth of our management team,” Fox said. “These promotions are more evidence of that strength.”

Meanwhile, Clay Hunter, a managing director, has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests.

“Clay made many contributions to our team at Harbour,” Fox said. “We wish him the best.”

About Harbour Group

 Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 180 companies in 38 different industries.

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Harbour Group Acquires Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc.

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., has become part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The business of Phillips & Temro Industries Inc. (“PTI”) was founded in 1920 and has grown to become the market leader in thermal management systems and controls for the transportation and heavy equipment markets. The company’s primary products include immersion, circulation, and air intake heaters; engine cooling equipment; and cab heating, cooling and electrification products. PTI’s technology is widely recognized for excelling in applications such as heavy-duty trucks, construction, agriculture, automotive, oil & gas, electric and hybrid vehicles, industrial, marine and power generation. The company is based in Eden Prairie, Minn., and, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, has a total of five manufacturing facilities globally.

“PTI’s highly-engineered products and powerful brands fit extremely well with our experience in the engineered products sector,” said Mr. Fox. “We are very impressed by the team at PTI and are eager to support them with our operational resources to help achieve their many growth opportunities. As we have done for nearly 40 years, we intend to invest heavily in new product development, customer service initiatives, and complementary acquisitions.”

Butch Sumpter, the President and CEO of PTI, added, “We are extremely excited to join the Harbour Group family. Their extensive experience and highly knowledgeable team of operational experts will be a strong complement to our experienced and committed team. We believe this partnership will accelerate the exciting growth initiatives we have put in place and benefit both our employees and our customers.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 180 companies in 38 different industries.

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Air Monitor Joins Harbour Group Family of Companies

Air Monitor Corporation has joined the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Air Monitor has nearly 50 years of experience in providing high-accuracy airflow measurement solutions for control applications in the HVAC, power generation, health care, laboratory and industrial markets. From its headquarters in Santa Rosa, Cal., the company designs and manufactures differential pressure and thermal mass flow meters, coal flow measurement systems, instrumentation, and related products.

Mr. Fox commented, “Air Monitor has a long history of technological achievements and excellent customer service, which fits very well into the Harbour Group family of companies. This acquisition continues our tradition of combining our deep operational resources with management teams of successful, family-owned business to accelerate growth and deliver outstanding results for both customers and employees.”

“This is a very exciting time for our company,” said Dean DeBaun, president of Air Monitor. “We are very proud of our people and the company they helped build, and we are confident that our record of innovation and customer service will be enhanced by this new partnership. Harbour Group’s nearly four decades of experience with growing engineering-driven companies like ours promises to deliver exceptional results.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 179 companies in 37 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Greyline Instruments

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, acquired Greyline Instruments, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Greyline designs and manufactures ultrasonic flow meters and level sensors that utilize Doppler, transit time, and area velocity technologies. The company’s customers operate primarily in the water, wastewater, environmental, and industrial markets. Greyline was founded by Bill Robson and Ernie Higginson, and is based in Long Sault, Ontario, with additional operations in Massena, New York.

“Bill’s technical expertise and Ernie’s intense customer orientation coalesced to create a very exciting company that fits extremely well with our long-term vision for ONICON,” Mr. Fox said. “We’re glad that they are staying onboard to help the combined companies accelerate their growth. The opportunity to support strong, founder-owned companies like Greyline and ONICON is a core mission of Harbour Group.”

“Greyline and ONICON are perfectly complementary,” said John Norris, president of ONICON. “Greyline represents exactly the type of people, products, and technology we are seeking to add to our company. We are very excited to welcome the Greyline team and look forward to delivering exceptional new products and services for our customers.” Mr. Robson, president of Greyline, added, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our employees and customers.

Combining our technology with ONICON’s scale and reach is certainly a win-win situation. We’re eager to see what we can achieve as part of the ONICON and Harbour Group family.”

About ONICON

ONICON Incorporated has been in the flow measurement and hydronic energy business since 1987. Headquartered in Largo, FL, ONICON designs and manufactures a full line of highly accurate flow meters and energy measurement systems. The company provides a wide range of products including turbine, vortex, electromagnetic, thermal mass, and ultrasonic meters as well as BTU meters and display modules. Every product is individually calibrated and all products are delivered fully programmed for the customer’s application.

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 178 companies in 37 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s Top Knobs Acquires Atlas Homewares

Top Knobs USA, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired Atlas Homewares, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Atlas provides decorative hardware products, including cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, bath accessories, house numbers, and switch plates. The company leads the market in fashion-forward and contemporary designs, appreciated by style-minded customers across North America. Atlas was founded by Adrienne Morea and is based in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.atlashomewares.com.

“Adrienne is the quintessential entrepreneur,” said Mr. Fox. “She founded her company over 20 years ago with a vision, wonderful designs and a trip to a trade show. From there, she built a great, award-winning business, with strong brands and an excellent reputation. This business combination is a perfect example of one of Harbour Group’s strategies to put our operational expertise and capital behind the management teams of leading entrepreneur and family-owned businesses in order to help them achieve their next level of success.”

Greg Gottlieb, president and CEO of Top Knobs, said “Atlas’s designs are very complementary to the Top Knobs offering. We can now provide more comprehensive decorative hardware and accessories lines for our customers. In addition, the Atlas and Top Knobs teams share the same strong focus on customer service and design. This is a great combination for both our customers and employees.”

Ms. Morea, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Atlas Homewares, added “We are thrilled to be combining forces with Top Knobs” says Adrienne Morea, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Atlas Homewares. “We get the combined market strength of both industry leaders, while growing the Atlas brand and supplying the market with an ever expanding library of stylish hardware.”

About Top Knobs

Top Knobs specializes in fine decorative hardware for the kitchen and bath. Designers value Top Knobs for their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to fine architectural detail – which is immediately apparent in the weighted feel and in the character of each hand-finished creation. Every cabinet knob, door handle, pull, hook or fixture by Top Knobs offers a completely sealed finish that lasts for years and years, so there’s not wear on the drawer knobs and pulls which are opened most. That’s why Top Knobs confidently offers an exclusive lifetime warranty for the original purchaser. They have over 4,000 kitchen, bath and closet designs, to match nearly every individual style and décor. Quality, craftsmanship, longevity and selection – “always the perfect opening.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 177 companies in 37 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s Lindstrom Acquires Titan Fasteners

Lindstrom, a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of Titan Fastener Products, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Titan Fasteners provides over 45,000 different packaged products to its fastener and industrial distributor customers from its headquarters in Brunswick, Ga. and additional facilities in Chicago, Ill.

“We view Titan as the premier master distributor of packaged fasteners, specialty and hard-to-find fasteners, and other related products,” Mr. Fox said. “Titan Fasteners is a unique company with a strong market presence, and the Titan team is respected as one of the best in the industry. Their service levels are terrific, particularly given their focus on lower volume, non-commodity SKUs. The combination with Lindstrom brings tremendous value to distributors. The extensive product lines of both businesses combined with their strong culture of customer service will further improve their ability to serve their customers.”

Mike Wrenn, President of Lindstrom, commented, “The Titan name is well known in the marketplace. Our combined product offering is over 133,000 SKUs, the broadest line in the industry, and we are very excited by our opportunities as we combine the strengths of both companies. We believe our distributor customers want more choice. Our goal is to satisfy all their specialty fastener needs with the same high level of service and flexible, personal attention for which Lindstrom is known.”

“Lindstrom’s culture is a great fit with us,” said Eric Kuchar, Titan’s President. “Both companies are committed to developing personal relationships and really partnering with distributors to customize solutions to meet their needs. We realize that one size does not fit all, so we are flexible in our approach. Like Lindstrom, value-added services such as packaging, plating, and kitting are a very large part of what we offer. And being friendly, easy-to-do-business-with, and first in service are the goals that have guided both organizations for decades.”

About Lindstrom

Lindstrom, LLC is the largest master distributor of metric fasteners in the United States. The Company is headquartered in Blaine, Minn., and has branch locations in Elgin, Ill.; Greer, S.C. New Windsor, N.Y.; and Grand Prairie, Tex. Selling exclusively to distributors, Lindstrom offers products stocked for immediate delivery, manufacturing of specialty parts, multiple packaging options, specialty plating, and other value added services. In addition, Lindstrom is the exclusive master distributor of Bossard Group products in the United States.

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 176 companies in 37 different industries.

 

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Harbour Group Appoints Bethany Woods

Harbour Group has hired Bethany Woods as Director of Corporate Development, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.

“Bethany will be sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities for our company,” Mr. Fox said. “It’s a key role, and we’re confident she’ll deliver strong results. We’ve worked with her in the past and know her to be a consummate professional.”

Ms. Woods joins from Northern Trust, and had prior roles with Freeport Financial and General Electric. She earned her MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and completed her undergraduate course work at the University of Illinois.

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 175 companies in 37 different industries.

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Harbour Group’s Cleaver-Brooks Completes Two Acquisitions

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CPS Products Acquires UView Ultraviolet Systems

CPS Products Canada, Ltd., a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of UView Ultraviolet Systems, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Mississauga, Ontario, UView manufactures tools and equipment for professional automotive technicians. The company’s core products are automotive fluid exchange and fuel service equipment and chemicals, and automotive air-conditioning-refrigerant leak detection. The company’s market leading brands include UView, MotorVac, and TerraClean.

Mr. Fox said, “We are confident that the addition of UView’s outstanding team, rock solid product lineup, and excellent reputation for top-tier service will be a great combination with CPS. We are eager to welcome the employees of UView into the Harbour Group family, and look forward to building upon the strong foundation they built. We will continue to invest heavily in both people and operating infrastructure to ensure that this combined business accelerates its success going forward.”

“This acquisition is a significant step forward in our ongoing drive to become the world’s leading company focused on the professional technician,” said Paul Baldetti, president of CPS. “UView has an outstanding reputation in the automotive technician community and its culture aligns very well with ours – the teams from both companies are committed to building the best tools possible for professional technicians because we know that the technician’s income depends on those tools.”

Phil Trigiani, a co-founder of UView, commented, “This is a wonderful business combination for all parties – employees, customers, and suppliers. All will benefit from the new combined synergies.” Tony Ferraro, the company’s other founder added, “The combined engineering talent of the two companies will undoubtedly increase the pace of product enhancements and the creation of new product lines, all of which help our professional technician customers.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned operating company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its companies are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and specialty services in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 174 companies in 37 different industries.

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Harbour Group Acquires ONICON Incorporated

Harbour Group has acquired ONICON Incorporated, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ONICON designs and manufactures highly engineered energy measurement systems and flow- metering devices. These include BTU meters and turbine, electromagnetic, ultrasonic, thermal mass, and vortex flow meters for use in hydronic (water-based) heating/cooling systems as well as water, steam, gas, and compressed air applications. The company provides custom solutions calibrated to specific customer applications, delivering superior accuracy at a competitive price. ONICON was founded in 1987 and is based in Clearwater, Fla.

“ONICON’s proprietary technology enables building controls contractors, controls design engineers, and building owners and operators to address key concerns about energy cost and environmental impact by maximizing the efficiency of their HVAC systems,” said Mr. Fox. “We are very impressed with the company’s innovative products and the outstanding service it provides to its customers. We look forward to working with the ONICON team and will be supporting their organic and acquisition-related growth efforts with all of Harbour Group’s resources.”

Marvin Feldman, the president of ONICON, added, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our valuable customers, exceptional sales rep network, and outstanding employees. I am extremely confident that partnering with Harbour Group and benefitting from their global resources will enable us to fortify our leading position in the HVAC market and enhance our position in additional markets.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned operating company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its companies are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and specialty services in multiple industries, including boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, automotive enthusiast products, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 172 companies in 37 different industries.

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Harbour Group Acquires Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Cleaver-Brooks is a complete boiler room solutions provider based in Thomasville, Ga. The company is a leading global designer and manufacturer of fully-integrated proprietary boiler room systems, in which boilers, burners, controls, components and accessories have been engineered to work together seamlessly at peak energy and efficiency. In addition to its Thomasville headquarters, the company has nine other facilities, in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Texas, Mexico, Canada, and China.

Mr. Fox said, “Cleaver-Brooks is on the front line of addressing the energy efficiency and emissions concerns of its customers and has a long established track record of developing the broadest and best performing energy-efficient, low-emission boiler room solutions. An enormous part of the company’s success is driven by the Cleaver-Brooks Representatives Association (CBRA), which is active in over 50 countries. We look forward to supporting the management team, employees, CBRA, and customers to ensure that Cleaver-Brooks continues its leadership role in the boiler industry.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Cleaver-Brooks’ president and chief executive officer, Welch Goggins, said, “We look forward to working with the experienced leadership team at Harbour Group. Their knowledge and involvement in our business will help us to pursue new growth opportunities through strategic initiatives. Cleaver-Brooks will continue to engineer and manufacture best-in-class, energy-efficient boiler room solutions while providing a superior level of service that our customers have come to expect.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned operating company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its companies are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and specialty services in multiple industries, including professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, automotive enthusiast products, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 171 companies in 36 different industries.

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Harbour Group Acquires CPS Products, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired CPS Products, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CPS is a manufacturer of tools, equipment, and instruments used around the world by professional technicians who service commercial HVAC/R and automotive AC systems. The company’s products, sold under the CPS and Pro-Set brands, are recognized globally as technology and performance leaders. CPS was founded by Ed Jeffers in 1989 and is based in Hialeah, Fla.

“With its outstanding technology and rock-solid reputation, we are thrilled to welcome CPS into the Harbour Group family,” Mr. Fox said. “Ed built a great business and we look forward to partnering with his team to further develop the company’s strengths in new-product development and customer service. We also believe there are excellent opportunities to acquire other companies with strong technology in the HVAC/R industry to build an even stronger industry leader.”

Mr. Jeffers said, “This is a very exciting development for our employees, customers, and vendors. The operational and financial resources of Harbour Group will help create an even more compelling offering for our customers and more opportunities for our employees.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned operating company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its companies are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and specialty services in multiple industries, including specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, automotive enthusiast products, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 170 companies in 35 different industries.

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Lindstrom Metric Acquires Bossard Metrics, Inc.

Lindstrom Metric LLC, a Harbour Group company, acquired Bossard Metrics, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., near Chicago, Bossard Metrics is the U.S. master distribution business of Swiss-based Bossard Group. A premier supplier of metric fasteners to the U.S. distribution market, it sells only to distributors, with no direct sales to manufacturers. The company will be integrated with Lindstrom, enabling the combined operation to provide 2,000 distributor customers with more than 75,000 standard and specialty metric fasteners, further solidifying its position as the leading supplier of metric fasteners to the distribution market.

Concurrent with the acquisition, Lindstrom will become the exclusive master distributor for the entire range of Bossard products in the United States, and will exclusively distribute the industry-leading Bossard Group catalog to U.S. distributor customers.

Mr. Fox said, “Bossard Metrics has an exceptionally strong presence in the marketplace. This purchase marks another milestone in the 40 year history of continuous expansion and development of Lindstrom Metric, and we’re committed to supporting Lindstrom as it grows both internally and through other strategic acquisitions. The combination further strengthens Lindstrom’s position as the metric ‘specialist,’ offering customers a broad assortment of metric standard and specialty fasteners along with specialty plating, packaging, and other valued added services. ”

Virgil Lindstrom, founder and President of Lindstrom Metric, said, “I am extremely excited about pulling Bossard Metrics into the fold as its ‘BN’ nomenclature is widely recognized throughout the industry. This transaction adds to our ability to execute and continue to be the key partner to our valued distributor customers. No other supplier will be able to offer the inventory breadth, product availability, ancillary services and order flexibility on standard as well as tens of thousands of low volume metric fasteners.”

“Harbour Group demonstrated strong operational and industry experience throughout this process,” David Dean, CEO of Bossard AG, commented. “Their experience, combined with their ability to move quickly and in a straight-forward manner, assured me and the management team that Harbour Group and the Lindstrom team are well-suited to support the Bossard Metrics’ customers and become the exclusive master distributor of the Bossard Group products to the distributor network in the United States. We’re looking forward to working with Lindstrom for many, many years to come.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned operating company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its companies are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and specialty services in multiple industries, including specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, automotive enthusiast products, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 169 companies in 34 different industries.

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Auto Meter Acquires ProParts

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired ProParts, LLC, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ProParts designs and manufactures high-performance automotive sensors, controllers, and instrumentation, including the SpekTM and SpekTM Pro line of gauges. The company also has an extensive line of gauge mounting pods and other accessories for automotive enthusiasts marketed under the ProPod brand name. All of the company’s products are designed to deliver high reliability and precision in challenging race environments. ProParts was founded in 2001 by John Sullivan and is based in Baltimore, Md.

“This is an excellent acquisition for Auto Meter,” Mr. Fox said. “John and his team built an outstanding business on a foundation of patented instrumentation designs. We expect that the addition of ProParts’ design resources and its intellectual property will enhance our ability to develop innovative products for the automotive racing and enthusiast markets. Auto Meter and ProParts products have won a number of SEMA best-in-class awards over the past few years, and we expect this trend to accelerate.” (SEMA is the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association.)

Mr. Sullivan added, “Our NHRA-approved and NASCAR-accepted product lines have established a solid foothold in the racing community and we expect our reach to grow significantly with Auto Meter’s resources. (The NHRA is the National Hot Rod Association; NASCAR is the National Association for Stock Car Racing.) Auto Meter has a leading presence with race teams and automotive enthusiasts, as demonstrated by the popularity of its products and digital assets like www.winningride.com. Combining those strengths with our intellectual property will further distance the company from the competition.”

“ProParts has been an excellent competitor of ours for several years,” commented Jeff King, Chief Executive Officer of Auto Meter. “Adding their current patented products, as well as exciting new products in development, will further strengthen Auto Meter’s position as the market leader in high-performance instrumentation for race teams and automotive enthusiasts.”

Auto Meter Products, Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of automotive aftermarket information systems, including gauges, video recorders, and data telemetry. The company also manufactures a line of professional-grade electrical system and battery testing systems specifically designed for the newest automotive battery technology. The company is based in Sycamore, Ill.

ProParts represents Auto Meter’s fourth complementary acquisition since it became a Harbour Group company.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and specialty services in multiple industries, including specialty LED systems, specialty distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 168 companies in 34 different industries.

 

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Harbour Group Acquires Lindstrom Metric

Harbour Group has acquired Lindstrom Metric LLC, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Lindstrom, founded by Virgil “Virg” Lindstrom, is the leading manufacturer and master distributor of metric fasteners in North America. From its headquarters in Blaine, Minn., and through its other distribution centers in Illinois, New York and South Carolina, Lindstrom serves a nationwide client base of leading industrial distributors. The company delivers an unmatched value proposition to its customers through its product breadth and depth, technical expertise, reliable product availability and delivery, and custom capabilities — enabling distributors to reduce their carrying costs, improve cash flow and better utilize their available capacity while still providing prompt, reliable service to their end customers.

“Lindstrom is an outstanding company,” Mr. Fox said. “We’ve been impressed with Virg and his team from day one. They have an unwavering dedication to having exactly what their customers need when they need it and to providing the absolute best customer service. We couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with Virg and his team.”

Mr. Lindstrom commented, “Harbour Group has strong operational and industry experience. It operates with a sense of urgency, and it’s known for its integrity. I and the other members of our management team believe that Harbour will be an excellent partner for our company, our customers and our vendors.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and specialty services in multiple industries, including specialty LED systems, logistics services, automotive-enthusiast products, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 167 companies in 34 different industries.

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Harbour Group Acquires Hardware Resources

Harbour Group has acquired Hardware Resources Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of products for the cabinet industry, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Hardware Resources’ products include functional hardware, decorative hardware, decorative wood products, custom drawers, and other cabinet-related components. The company’s customers include custom cabinet fabricators, OEMs, and independent showrooms. With headquarters, manufacturing and distribution facilities in Bossier City, La., the company also has operations in Atlanta, Ga.; Ontario, Cal.; Elgin, Ill.; Middletown, Pa.; and Guangzhou, China.

“We are thoroughly impressed with the accomplishments of the Hardware Resources team,” Mr. Fox said. “This team has demonstrated a strong track record of innovation and new market entry— capabilities that have driven substantial market share gains over the last several years. HR has also developed and executed a model of delivering high quality, attractive products directly to its customers, with industry-leading delivery performance. We look forward to bringing the global resources of Harbour Group to this business and are excited about the company’s many opportunities for continued growth.”

“The sense of urgency with which Harbour Group has worked throughout this process has been very impressive,” Jeff Lowe, the founder and chief executive officer of Hardware Resources, commented. “They did more work, faster, than any other group and never wavered in their resolve to complete the deal. They delivered on their promises — a great start to what will be a wonderful partnership.”

Lowe added: “Harbour Group’s culture of straight talk, and its focus on innovation, cost, quality, and service, are a good fit with our approach. The addition of Harbour Group’s operational resources and position in this industry will accelerate our growth. Most importantly, the ultimate beneficiaries of this new partnership will be our customers, our vendors and our employees.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Mo., with additional operations in Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. Its operating companies are engaged in a wide variety of businesses including specialty LED lighting products, non-asset based logistics services, automotive-enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 166 companies in 34 different industries.

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Harbour Group has acquired Fleetgistics Holdings, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Fleetgistics Holdings, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Fleetgistics is one of the largest providers of same-day logistics services in North America. From its headquarters in Orlando, Fla., Fleetgistics serves a nationwide client base across numerous industries, with specialized offerings for long term care pharmacies, medical laboratories, and automotive aftermarket parts retailers and distributors. Utilizing a flexible model that incorporates industry-leading technology to synchronize the efforts of thousands of drivers, the company has differentiated itself with exceptional on-time delivery, real time package tracking, and unmatched information reporting capabilities to its customers.

“Fleetgistics is an exceptional company,” Fox said. “We are impressed with the team and the growth they have achieved and look forward to working closely with them to support their continued success. During this process, it became clear that Fleetgistics’ unwavering focus on their customers has led to their substantial growth. In addition to continuing their already successful strategy, we will actively pursue complementary acquisitions.”

Jeffrey Padnis, the president of Fleetgistics, commented, “We are excited about the tools that Harbour Group brings to our company. Harbour Group supports our intense focus on customer satisfaction, and will continue to invest in the new technologies, human and other resources, and back office processes that will enable our continuous improvement.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and specialty services in multiple industries, including specialty LED systems, linear actuators and switches, automotive-enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 165 companies in 34 different industries.

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Auto Meter Acquires Rights to Manufacture Leading Air Core Movement from SIMCO

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the rights to produce the air-core movement that it currently uses to power many of its award-winning automotive performance gauges from SIMCO Limited, of Lapeer, Mich. Auto Meter has acquired the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the Micro Air Core (“MAC”) movements for the performance automotive aftermarket, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The MAC movements feature a patented design that delivers a high degree of accuracy and reliable pointer indication in gauge applications. The extremely compact design of these air core movements enables the use of thin instruments with greater lighting freedom and gauge design.

“We believe these air core movements are clearly the best in the market, and we are excited to add this design and technology to our manufacturing process,” said Jeff King, president of Auto Meter. “We have used these movements for many years, and we are extremely confident in their precision and reliability.”

Mr. Fox commented, “Auto Meter is the leader in performance automotive instrumentation, and Harbour Group is pleased to invest both human and financial capital to support their efforts to extend that leadership. We worked closely with Jeff [King] and his team to formalize this agreement, which will deliver benefits to Auto Meter’s customers immediately.”

Auto Meter designs and manufactures a broad range of automotive gauges, test equipment, data acquisition systems and accessories for auto, truck, motorcycle, and marine enthusiasts. From professional race teams to backyard mechanics, enthusiasts everywhere trust Auto Meter products to enhance the performance and appearance of their vehicles. Based in Sycamore, Ill., Auto Meter delivers products to enthusiasts around the world through a comprehensive distribution network of wholesale distributors, retailers, professional resellers and original equipment manufacturers.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri with additional offices in Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including, specialty LED systems, linear actuators and switches, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, decorative kitchen and bath hardware and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 164 companies in 33 different industries.

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AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. Acquires Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corp.

AMI Entertainment Network, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the commercial jukebox assets of Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corp., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since its founding in 1927, Rock-Ola, based in Torrance, Cal., has produced some of the most innovative and well-known coin-operated entertainment products. The company began manufacturing jukeboxes in 1935, and today offers a line of commercial digital jukeboxes addressing the full-range of operator needs.

“We are thrilled to bring the history and strength of the Rock-Ola brand fully into the AMI Entertainment family,” said Mr. Fox. “At Harbour Group, we continue to invest heavily in growth initiatives to support the continued success of our companies.”

“This acquisition is a natural evolution of the AMI/Rock-Ola relationship,” said Mike Maas, AMI Entertainment Network’s president. “The two companies have worked closely together for years. In fact, Rock-Ola commercial jukeboxes have been produced exclusively to connect to the AMI network since last fall.”

The consumer division of Rock-Ola, which is owned by Glenn Streeter, a pioneer and leader in the nostalgic- style jukebox segment, will continue to operate and sell jukeboxes into the residential market.

AMI Entertainment Network, based in Bristol, Penn., a Philadelphia suburb, was formed earlier this year from the merger of Rowe International and Merit Industries, both of which were Harbour Group companies. AMI Entertainment Network and its U.K. subsidiary, Games Warehouse, are market leaders in delivering digital entertainment content, advertising, and equipment to bars, restaurants and other leisure environments.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Mo., with additional offices in Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including decorative kitchen and bath hardware, specialty LED systems, linear actuators and switches, automotive-enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music networks, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 163 companies in 34 different industries.

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ACS Group Acquires Walton/Stout, Inc.

ACS Group, a Harbour Group company, acquired Walton/Stout, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Walton/Stout, of Lithonia, Ga., has been in business for more than 40 years, solving material handling, blending, crystallizing and drying applications for customers in a wide range of industries. The company produces a broad line of large drying systems and crystallizers, both electric and gas-fired, which are complementary to ACS Group’s current product offerings.

“Walton/Stout’s products are an excellent fit with ACS’s current product line and will enable our customers to satisfy virtually all of their auxiliary equipment needs through a single source,” Mr. Fox said. “We are pleased to add such a strong brand to ACS Group’s already powerful offering.”

He added, “This is an excellent example of two themes that have contributed to Harbour Group’s success for the past 33 years: We are always searching for ways to support the growth of our companies through strategic acquisitions, and we are willing to be creative and work very quickly for the right opportunity.”

Tom Breslin, president of Schaumburg, Ill.-based ACS Group, said, “Products including temperature control, process cooling and size reduction will now be more readily available to all existing Walton/Stout customers through a single source. The addition of the Walton/Stout product line enhances our capabilities for the plastics compounding and recycling industries with a complete systems offering. ACS Group will continue to support all Walton/Stout equipment in operation through our Parts and Service group. Existing customers can contact our Parts and Service group through the Walton/Stout phone number and website, or our central ACS Customer Service group at 800.423.3183”

The ACS Group designs, manufactures, markets and supports one of the most comprehensive lines of auxiliary products for the plastics processing industry. Formed through a series of acquisitions, the ACS Group maintains an expansive product line, which includes size reduction equipment (granulators and shredders), material conveying equipment, metering and blending devices, heat exchangers (mold temperature controls units and chillers), drying systems, presses, and robots. These products are marketed under such recognizable brand names as AEC, Sterling, Sterlco, Sterltech, Ball & Jewell, Cumberland Engineering, Colortronic, Economizer, Wabash and Carver.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri with additional offices in Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including decorative kitchen and bath hardware, specialty LED systems, linear actuators and switches, automotive-enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 162 companies in 34 different industries.

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Harbour Group Appoints Mike Santoni as Chief Financial Officer

Harbour Group has appointed Mike Santoni to the role of Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, has announced.

“Mike has a demonstrated record of success,” Fox said. “I look forward to the contributions he will make in his new role.”

Mr. Santoni joined Harbour Group in 1996. He most recently held positions of Senior Vice President-Finance, Managing Director, Vice President & Treasurer, and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Harbour Group, he had extensive experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC. He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products including: decorative hardware; lubricating systems and equipment; automotive enthusiast products; diamond cutting products and related tools; specialty LED systems; linear actuators and switches; digital entertainment products; and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.

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Harbour Group Appoints Kevin Klebe as Vice President of Finance

Harbour Group has appointed Kevin Klebe as Vice President of Finance, Jeff Fox, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced today.

Klebe has most recently served as Harbour Group’s Corporate Controller. Before joining Harbour Group, he was the Chief Financial Officer for The Land of Nod, a Chicago-based retailer of home furnishings for children. Prior to The Land of Nod, Mr. Klebe was with the Chicago office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Klebe has a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a CPA.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of consumer and industrial products, including automotive performance products, entertainment products, abrasives and cutting tools, motion control products, lubricating systems and equipment, LED lighting systems, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.

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GranQuartz Acquires the Stone Division of Sommer & Maca from C.R. Laurence

GranQuartz, L.P., a Harbour Group company based in Atlanta, completed the acquisition of the stone division of Sommer & Maca Industries, Inc. from C.R. Laurence Co., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

C.R. Laurence acquired the division through its acquisition of Sommer & Maca Industries, Inc. (“Somaca”) in March 2008. Somaca, founded in 1920 and based in Chicago, is a value-added distributor of a wide range of tools, equipment and accessories to the glass and stone fabrication market in both the U.S. and Canada. Several years ago, Somaca started a division, Somaca Stone, to service the needs of natural and engineered stone fabricators and tile professionals. Shortly after it acquired Somaca, C.R. Laurence completed a strategic review of its business and elected to focus on its core glass fabrication market.

“C.R. Laurence has a great business and is clearly the leader in its industry,” Mr. Fox said. “ Similarly, GranQuartz and the other businesses in our tool distribution group, including Pearlman/Keystone Tools, Stone Tool Supply and Dimensional Tools, are the leading distributors of tools, supplies and equipment for the stone fabrication and tile industries. We are looking forward to providing Somaca’s customers with a broader product line and industry-leading customer service, including multiple ordering and delivery methods. Harbour Group has demonstrated its dedication to this industry, and we will continue to aggressively grow our businesses through both internal investment and acquisitions of other leading complementary businesses”

Don Friese, Chairman & CEO of C.R. Laurence, commented, “We’d known Somaca for decades and thought very highly of their team and in particular their entrepreneurial spirit, as evidenced by the stone business they started from scratch a few years ago. While Sommer & Maca had begun to build a very strong presence in the stone and tile industry, what we really want to do is focus our attention on serving our core glass fabrication customer better than anybody else in the world. At the same time, we wanted to make sure the customers who had supported the growth of the Somaca Stone division would be serviced by the best possible supplier in the world to that market. We believe GranQuartz is that supplier, and we fully expect them to take care of our stone customers every bit as well as we would have. We know they will be reaching out personally to each of the customers, and we strongly encourage each of our stone and tile customers and suppliers to think of GranQuartz as their go-to source for all their tool and supply needs.”

GranQuartz is the country’s largest provider of tools, equipment, and accessories to the natural and engineered stone industry. The company is a one-stop shop for stone fabricators, with a focus on residential applications. A catalog of over 6,000 products meets the needs of stone-working professionals at every stage of the process, from fabrication through installation and ongoing maintenance requirements. To support its customers, GranQuartz utilizes a diverse multi-channel system that includes the largest field sales force in the industry, seven retail and distribution centers, catalogs, telemarketing and e-commerce.

C.R. Laurence is a leading supplier to the glazing, railing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 50,000 different products, the company serves these industries from 22 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.

Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Louis, and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. In addition to abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, current businesses include automotive enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, specialty LED lighting products, architectural hardware, linear actuators and switches, entertainment products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has completed over 150 acquisitions in 34 industries.

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Harbour Group Acquires GranQuartz

Harbour Group acquired GranQuartz Holdings, LLC, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

GranQuartz, founded in 1971 in Tucker, Ga., is the country’s largest provider of tools, equipment, and accessories to the natural and engineered stone industry. The company is a one-stop shop for stone fabricators, with a focus on residential applications. A catalog of over 6,000 products meets the needs of stone-working professionals at every stage of the process, from fabrication through installation and ongoing maintenance requirements. To support its 10,000 customers, GranQuartz utilizes a diverse multi-channel system that includes the largest technical field sales force in the industry, six retail and distribution centers, catalogs, telemarketing and an e-commerce engine.

Mr. Fox said, “GranQuartz is an exceptional business that has clearly set itself apart. Not only do they have an outstanding sales organization, but also the broadest product offering, which includes an extensive new product development effort. They continue to lead the industry with next-day delivery and the expansion into CNC tooling for automated fabrication. Peter de Kok and his team have built a great business with a well-crafted strategy. We look forward to working with this team and supporting them through the next phase of their growth. Based on our experience and other investments in the industry, we can confidently say that GranQuartz is among the premier names in the world in this sector.”

“Harbour Group demonstrated strong operational and industry experience throughout this process,” Peter T. de Kok, founder and chief executive officer of GranQuartz, commented. He continued, “This experience, combined with their ability to move quickly and in a straight-forward manner, assured me and the management team that they were well suited to continue the leadership of GranQuartz going forward. We spent over 35 years building this company to what it is now, and it was only after we were confident that our customers, our vendors, and our team would benefit from this transaction, that we decided to commit.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including decorative kitchen and bath hardware, specialty LED systems, linear actuators and switches, automotive-enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 158 companies in 34 different industries.

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Haydon Enterprises Acquires Kerk Motion Products, Inc.

Haydon Enterprises, a Harbour Group company, acquired Kerk Motion Products, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Kerk, based in Hollis, N.H., designs and manufactures a unique line of high-precision motion control products that include lead-screw assemblies, slides, linear rails, and actuators. The company’s products are designed for maximum life and quiet operation in tight-tolerance applications. Known for its innovative solutions, such as patented anti-backlash designs, Kerkote® TFE coating, and Kerkite® materials, Kerk has distinguished itself as a technical leader in the motion control industry.

Mr. Fox said, “The combination of Kerk and Haydon is a marriage of two global industry leaders. The sales, service, assembly, design and manufacturing capabilities of these two companies will be unmatched in the linear motion control market. We look forward to working with the Kerk team and building upon their long track record of success.”

“This acquisition presents significant benefits to our global customer base,” Bernard Dubois, Haydon’s chief executive officer, commented. “We will be able to leverage the finest aspects of each company to present an even greater value proposition to our customers. By sharing best practices across our product development and manufacturing organizations we will also enhance our technological leadership.”

Ken and Keith Erikson, co-presidents of Kerk said, “We couldn’t be happier with the efforts of our employees and management team over the years. They helped us build an outstanding company, and we were very careful in locating the right partner to help it grow to its full potential. We found that ideal partner in Haydon and Harbour Group.” They added, “The combination of these two premier organizations creates a global leader in the motion control industry. This is a very positive step for our employees and customers.”

Haydon is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance fractional horsepower linear actuators, lead screw assemblies, rotary stepper motors and hermetically sealed switches for niche- market applications. The company, founded in 1951, operates 11 facilities on three continents. It is based in Waterbury, Conn.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including decorative kitchen and bath hardware, specialty LED systems, linear actuators and switches, automotive-enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 157 companies in 34 different industries.

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Harbour Group Partners with Time-O-Matic

Harbour Group, in conjunction with President David Wood and other senior management, acquired Danville, Ill.-based Time-O-Matic, Inc. from members of the extended Wood family, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Time-O-Matic Inc. is the highly-regarded designer, manufacturer, and marketer of Watchfire- branded digital light-emitting diode (“LED”) displays, billboards, and related software that serve a variety of outdoor commercial display applications. For over 75 years, Time-O-Matic (now known primarily as “Watchfire”) has enjoyed a strong market position built on constant innovation, service excellence, and unrivaled product quality.

Mr. Fox said, “The Wood family and management have built an excellent business – Watchfire’s outstanding reputation in their industry is unmatched. We believe there are compelling drivers in the market for the conversion to LED-based signs, billboards, and messaging systems. In addition to market growth, we see exciting opportunities to drive growth through internal initiatives. And we continue to search broadly for additional complementary acquisitions.”

David Wood added, “My siblings and I did a great deal of soul-searching prior to making this decision. After spending time with the Harbour Group team, I am confident that they have the values, tools, and resources necessary to help Watchfire achieve our long-term objectives. The keys to the company’s success have been our product quality, our extensive dealer network, and our focus on servicing the customer; we picked a partner who understands the importance of these fundamental aspects of our business. Harbour Group will help take Watchfire to the next level.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including decorative kitchen and bath hardware, specialty LED lighting products, linear actuators and switches, automotive-enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 156 companies in 34 different industries.

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Harbour Group Acquires Top Knobs USA

Harbour Group has acquired Top Knobs USA, a leading provider of fine decorative hardware for the kitchen and bath industry, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Top Knobs, based in Hillsborough, N.J., provides an extensive selection of uniquely designed pulls, handles and knobs to its broad customer base of home owners, contractors, architects, and designers. The company is known for its high-quality craftsmanship, innovative designs, and exceptional service, including same- or next-day shipment on orders of any size. Top Knobs offers over 2,600 products in 17 different collections through independent kitchen, bath, and decorative hardware dealers as well as through cabinet manufacturers and distributors nationwide. Additional information about the company is available at its website, www.topknobsusa.com.

Mr. Fox said, “The Top Knobs team has built an exciting company, with a strong brand and loyal customer base. We look forward to working with the management team and providing the tools we have developed over the years to further enhance the company’s value to its customers and ultimately to the end consumer. We see interesting similarities between Top Knobs and our previous investments in the home décor market. Our strategy will be to invest in a variety of organic growth initiatives, while aggressively seeking to acquire complementary businesses. Although many people are uncertain about the building products industry right now, we see an opportunity with Top Knobs to implement the same philosophy we’ve used for the past 30 years – partner with top-quality companies to build long-term value.”

Erik Rhoda, president of Top Knobs, commented, “Harbour Group was able to demonstrate its commitment to dedicating resources, both professional and financial, for the continued growth of the business that our family and management has worked so hard to build over the years. We felt that they truly valued our team’s achievements and the company’s potential. Having Harbour Group as a partner will allow us to focus on developing new products, building closer relationships with our independent dealer network, and extending our brand to adjacent markets.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including specialty LED lighting products, linear actuators and switches, automotive-enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 154 companies in 33 different industries.

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Lincoln Industrial Acquires Lincoln Helios (India), Ltd.

Lincoln Industrial, a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Lincoln Helios (India), Ltd. (LHI), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chief executive officer, announced.

LHI designs and manufactures automatic lubrication systems, ink delivery equipment and related services to clients throughout India. From its headquarters in Bangalore, India, the company serves a variety of industries with demanding operating environments, including wind energy, steel production, mining and printing.

“As our businesses become more global, we continue to invest in and expand our operations outside of North America,” Mr. Fox said. “We have been committed to international growth for over three decades and will continue to seek out the best opportunities for our companies and customers anywhere in the world. LHI has demonstrated that they are a leader in the Indian market. We’ve been impressed with the LHI management team and are excited about the future for Lincoln and LHI.”

Sandip Sen, managing director of LHI, commented, “We’ve operated closely with Lincoln for over 20 years, so our employees and customers know what to expect after this transaction – exactly the same quality products, dedicated service and commitment to excellence that established LHI as the premier supplier of lubrication systems and equipment in India.”

Bart Aitken, president of Lincoln Industrial, added, “We’re confident that this new chapter will enable us to more effectively and efficiently serve our customers in India and improve our manufacturing capabilities across the globe. LHI’s management team has developed a market leading position in India and has excellent capabilities with respect to the ongoing design enhancements of the Lincoln product lines.”

Lincoln Industrial, along with its sister companies, Alemite and Reelcraft, designs and manufactures a broad range of automated lubrication systems, dispensing equipment for high viscosity materials, hose cord, and cable reels, and related products for a variety of industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. Based in St. Louis, the company serves its global customer base from 10 manufacturing facilities, nine technical support centers, and five research centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Louis, and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. In addition to lubricating systems and equipment, current offerings include automotive enthusiast products, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, specialty LED lighting products, linear actuators and switches, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has completed 153 acquisitions in 32 industries.

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LN Acquisition Corporation Acquires Reelcraft Industries, Inc.

LN Acquisition Corp., a Harbour Group company, acquired Reelcraft Industries, Inc, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced.

Reelcraft Industries, Inc., is the world’s largest manufacturer of spring-driven hose, cord, and cable reels for use in industrial, automotive, aerospace, military and specialty applications. The company is also widely recognized as the industry leader in product quality, customer service, and innovation.

Based in Columbia City, Ind., Reelcraft also has facilities in Canada, England and China. Walt Sterneman, President, will continue to lead the business after the transaction.

Mr. Fox said, “Reelcraft will join Lincoln Industrial and Alemite within LN Acquisition. All three companies have similar traditions of producing only the highest quality products and providing unmatched customer service. Adding Reelcraft to the Lincoln and Alemite family of brands further solidifies our market-leading position. Walt and his team are leaders in their industry due to their constant focus on customer service, product design, and manufacturing excellence.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for us,” Mr. Sterneman commented. “We are proud to be affiliated with industry leaders like Lincoln and Alemite, and we know that our customers and employees will continue to enjoy the benefits they had come to know from Reelcraft. We are confident that Harbour Group will to provide the resources, both human and financial, that we need to exceed our customers’ expectations and achieve our strategic objectives.”

Bart Aitken, CEO of LN Acquisition, said, “Reelcraft’s reputation for top-notch quality and its position as the premier reel manufacturer makes it a wonderful addition to our category-leading brands. Lincoln, Alemite, and Harbour Group have a tradition of partnering with the strongest teams and companies in the industry and we are committed to building upon Reelcraft’s excellent relationships with its distributors and representatives to provide additional value to our customers. We don’t expect the marketplace to see significant changes; Lincoln, Alemite and Reelcraft will continue to market their products through their respective sales channels and will continue to focus on what has made them successful – doing what is best for the customer, and doing it right the first time.”

LN Acquisition Corp. designs and manufactures a broad range of automated lubrication systems, dispensing equipment for high viscosity materials and related products for a variety of industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. Based in St. Louis, the company serves its global customer base from eight manufacturing facilities, seven technical support centers, and four research centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Louis, and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. In addition to lubricating systems and equipment, current offerings include automotive enthusiast products, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, specialty LED lighting products, linear actuators and switches, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has completed 152 acquisitions in 32 industries.

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Auto Meter Products, Inc. acquires Dedenbear Products

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Dedenbear Products, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced.

Dedenbear, headquartered in Pleasant Hill, Cal., is a leader in the design and manufacture of highly engineered electronic and mechanical products for competitive drag racers. The company’s primary product lines include Dedenbear-branded delay boxes, starting line controllers, and throttle stops. Delay boxes and starting line controllers help sportsmen drag racers and bracket racers improve the timing and consistency of their launch process. Throttle stops enable drivers to precisely manage throttle position and speed throughout the race. Launch timing and accurate throttle response are key aspects to overall success in drag racing.

“We are excited about adding Dedenbear’s strong team, brand and technology to Auto Meter and the Harbour Group family,” Mr. Fox said. “They fit perfectly with Auto Meter’s strategy of providing category-leading products for automotive enthusiasts and professional race teams. Their products are the benchmark by which others are measured.”

Jeff King, President of Auto Meter, added, “We are eager to combine Dedenbear’s technical achievements with our own to create unique new offerings for our customers. Auto Meter is continually looking for ways to better serve our customers with integrated, intelligent products and controls. I am very pleased that Dennis Reid, the founder and technical leader of Dedenbear, will continue to focus on new product development and technology advancement for Dedenbear as part of the Auto Meter/Dedenbear team. Adding Dedenbear’s widely recognized brand, excellent technology, and customer-first orientation represents another step forward for us.”

Auto Meter designs and manufactures a broad range of automotive gauges, test equipment, data acquisition systems, and accessories for auto, truck, motorcycle, and marine enthusiasts. From professional race teams to backyard mechanics, enthusiasts everywhere trust Auto Meter products to enhance the performance and appearance of their vehicles. Based in Sycamore, Ill., Auto Meter delivers products to enthusiasts around the world through a comprehensive distribution network of wholesale distributors, retailers, professional resellers, and original equipment manufacturers.

Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Louis, and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. In addition to abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, current offerings include automotive enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, specialty LED lighting products, linear actuators and switches, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, and heat exchange equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has completed 151 acquisitions in 32 industries.

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Auto Meter Products, Inc. Acquires Stack Limited

Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, completed the acquisition of Stack Limited, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Stack Limited, based in Bicester, United Kingdom, is a leading global developer and supplier of professional-quality data acquisition systems and instrumentation for automotive racing and other rugged applications. Stack’s products include sophisticated modular data and video-logging solutions, integrated driver displays, tachometers, and other gauges. Alan Rock, Managing Director, and Trevor Tapping, Technical Director, lead Stack Limited and will continue in their respective roles after the transaction.

“We’re very pleased to have Stack as a partner to Harbour Group and Auto Meter, and we look forward not only to aggressively growing the current Stack business, but also to the many exciting new product development opportunities this relationship creates,” Mr. Fox said. “Expanding and improving our data-acquisition offering is a high-priority objective for Auto Meter, and we believe Stack’s products and engineering capabilities are among the best in the world in the data-acquisition space. We’re confident this transaction will enable us to realize our objective.”

Jeff King, President of Auto Meter, commented, “The product development capabilities of the Stack team are renowned in the racing industry and their brand is incredibly well-regarded. The combination of their products and ours creates a powerful force in the critical function of information management for race teams. Alan and Trevor built a great business, and we look forward to providing them the resources they need so they can focus on what they most enjoy – building great products and growing their worldwide customer base by servicing their customers beyond expectations.”

Mr. Rock added, “Trevor and I have a strong team, of which we’re very proud. Stack designs and produces arguably the best products on the market, and now, with the support of the larger Auto Meter organization, we’ll be able to accelerate that development and improve our behind-the-scenes operations to better serve our customers across the globe. We’ve had several opportunities to partner with different companies over the years, but the opportunities this relationship with Auto Meter and Harbour Group provides to accelerate new product development and better serve our customers were too great to ignore. We’re very excited.”

Auto Meter designs and manufactures a broad range of automotive gauges, test equipment, data acquisition systems and accessories for auto, truck, motorcycle, and marine enthusiasts. From professional race teams in the top tier of their industry to individuals rebuilding cars in their garages, enthusiasts everywhere trust Auto Meter products to enhance the performance and appearance of their vehicles. Based in Sycamore, Ill., Auto Meter delivers products to enthusiasts around the world through a comprehensive distribution network of wholesale distributors, retailers, professional resellers and original equipment manufacturers.

Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Louis, and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. In addition to abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, current offerings include automotive enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, specialty LED lighting products, linear actuators and switches, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, and heat exchange equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has completed 150 acquisitions in 32 industries.

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Pearlman Industries, Inc. Acquires Stone Tool Supply, Inc.

Pearlman Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company and the parent of Pearl Abrasive Co. and Keystone Tools, completed the acquisition of Stone Tool Supply, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Stone Tool Supply, based in Atlanta, is a value-added distributor of a wide range of tools, equipment and accessories to the stone fabrication market. The company serves customers throughout the Southeast from its retail location in Atlanta as well as with a fleet of mobile sales vehicles, similar to the model of the Keystone Tools division of Pearlman. Robbie White, President of Stone Tool Supply, founded the company in 2001 and will continue to lead it.

“Robbie and his team have such deep experience and close relationships with their customers, we couldn’t be happier to have them on board,” Mr. Fox said. “We work very hard to add value to our companies, and what we’ve helped the Pearlman team accomplish in a short time, including enhancing their presence in the important and growing Southeast, is an excellent example. Harbour Group has shown its dedication to this industry by acquiring three companies in the last nine months, and we will continue to aggressively grow our business through both internal investment and acquisitions of leading complementary businesses”

Mr. White added, “We always put our customers first, and we are convinced that Pearlman is committed to the same objective. It was this dedication to customer service, as well as the financial and operational support provided by Harbour Group, that made Pearlman my partner of choice. Stone Tool Supply has grown very rapidly and is doing great – we certainly didn’t need to do anything, but it was clear that Zack Pearlman and Harbour Group are building a winning team. I look forward to working with them to enhance our service levels and broaden our product offering. For our customers, the team will remain the same, but we’ll now have the support and resources of a larger organization, which will be invaluable in our efforts to continually increase the competitiveness of our business.”

Zack Pearlman, President of Pearlman commented, “We’re assembling an organization made up of the best of the best in the industry. Our goal is to provide our customers unmatched customer service and product quality. Adding Stone Tool’s outstanding team in the east is a wonderful opportunity. In a relatively short amount of time, Robbie and his team have built a tremendous business with great growth prospects, and I look forward to working with them to continue building the premier nationwide stone tool distribution company.”

Pearlman Industries, Inc. is a leading supplier of diamond cutting products and abrasives to professionals in diverse end-markets, including stone, tile, construction, welding and equipment rental. The company has two divisions: Pearl Abrasives, which develops unique branded abrasives and diamond products sold through distributors to a wide range of industries; and Keystone Tools, a distributor of stone cutting and fabrication tools, blades and consumables to end-users, with a focus on the natural stone market.

Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Louis, and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. In addition to abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, current businesses include automotive enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, specialty LED lighting products, linear actuators and switches, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, and heat exchange equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has completed 150 acquisitions in 32 industries.

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Pearlman Industries, Inc. Acquires Dimensional Tools, Inc.

Pearlman Industries, Inc., which was recently acquired by Harbour Group, has acquired Dimensional Tools, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced today.

Dimensional Tools, based in Dallas, will become part of Pearlman’s Keystone Tools division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dimensional Tools is a value-added distributor of products for the stone fabrication market. It has locations in Dallas and Phoenix as well as a fleet servicing customers in the field. Like the Keystone Tools division of Pearlman, Dimensional Tools differentiates itself by providing a broad array of products, timely on-site product delivery, and outstanding customer service. Dimensional Tools’ efficient operations and deep knowledge of its product lines are key competitive advantages.

Mr. Fox said, “The management of Dimensional Tools built a loyal customer base through diligent customer service and a flexible, responsive operating model that will seamlessly integrate into Keystone’s existing business. The locations are a natural extension of our geographies and expand our footprint into attractive growing markets. This acquisition further demonstrates Keystone’s dedication to growth through both internal initiatives and an aggressive acquisition strategy.”

Robert Pico, President of Dimensional Tools, said, “Our team worked hard to build the company into a recognized leader in its markets. We believe we have the keys to successful growth and are pleased that Harbour Group and Keystone are willing to dedicate significant resources to help us achieve our goals. With the Keystone resources plus Harbour Group’s three decades of experience building companies like ours, we’re confident that we’ll be able to grow with extended product lines and even higher levels of customer service.”

Zack Pearlman, President of Pearlman Industries, commented, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have Robert and his team on board. Robert built a great business and we’re looking forward to providing him and his team the resources they need to accelerate growth.”

Pearlman Industries, Inc. is based in Commerce, Cal. It is a leading supplier of diamond cutting products and abrasives to professionals in diverse end-markets, including stone, tile, construction, welding, and equipment rental. The company has two divisions: Pearl Abrasives, which develops unique branded abrasives and diamond products sold through distributors to a wide range of industries; and Keystone Tools, a distributor of stone cutting and fabrication tools, blades and consumables to endusers, with a focus on the natural stone market.

Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Louis, and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including automotive enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, specialty LED lighting products, linear actuators and switches, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, and heat exchange equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has completed 148 acquisitions in 32 industries.

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Harbour Group Appoints Samuel A. Hamacher as President

Harbour Group has promoted Samuel A. Hamacher, 54, to president, effective immediately. He replaces Jeffrey L. Fox, who became chief executive officer and interim chairman on April 17.

Fox said Hamacher has been an integral part of Harbour Group’s management for decades. “Sam has long been an excellent leader on an outstanding team. He has been instrumental in our growth and in positioning Harbour Group for a very bright future,” Fox said

Hamacher joined Harbour Group in 1988 as vice president of finance. In January of 1992, he was named executive vice president, with responsibility for Corporate Development. Since 1992, he has had oversight responsibilities for over 125 acquisitions in 28 industries, five initial public offerings, five secondary offerings, three cash mergers, and 15 private divestitures. During this period, he has served on the boards of five Harbour Group public companies and was elected to Harbour Group’s Board of Directors in 1997. He is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, serving on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Chapter from 1994- 2000.

Prior to 1988, Hamacher was vice president of finance for Allied Healthcare Products, Inc., formerly a Harbour Group member company. Before joining Harbour Group, Hamacher spent 10 years with Emerson Electric Company, where he held various management positions.

Hamacher earned a bachelor of science, business administration, in accounting from the University of Missouri in 1974 and a masters in business administration from St. Louis University in 1982. He is a member of the University of Missouri’s College of Business Strategic Development Board.

Hamacher is actively involved in the United Way, the St. Louis Variety Club, and the Alzheimer’s Association, and he is a member of the Boards of both the Family Support Network and the American Liver Foundation.

Harbour Group is a St. Louis-based privately owned operating company with a demonstrated record of success in acquiring and building high-quality companies. Since 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 140 companies in 32 core industries, mostly in manufacturing and distribution. Harbour Group is currently seeking product-oriented manufacturing and distribution businesses with enterprise values of $30 million to $500 million.

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Harbour Group Partners with SloanLED

Harbour Group has joined forces with SloanLED to help accelerate the growth of the company, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s Chief Executive Officer, announced.

SloanLED is a leading designer and manufacturer of light emitting diode (LED) systems, primarily used in sign, spa, and optoelectronic applications. The company was founded by industry pioneer Charles Sloan in 1957 and has grown rapidly over the last decade by developing user-friendly LED lighting solutions, delivering only the highest quality products, and emphasizing superior customer service.

Mr. Fox said, “SloanLED is an excellent example of our strategy to acquire growing companies that are leaders in their markets. Tom and Jim Sloan and their team have built a strong brand by developing high quality LED solutions that address their customers’ needs in a unique and effective manner. Harbour Group is dedicating significant resources to SloanLED in order to accelerate the company’s penetration in its existing markets while entering additional markets through both new product introductions and complementary acquisitions.”

Jim Sloan, Principal of SloanLED, commented, “We are very excited about partnering with Harbour Group. They are truly our type of partner. Harbour Group has been helping companies like ours grow into global market leaders for 30 years. Their portfolio companies have strong reputations for innovation, quality and customer service, traits we strive to excel at everyday. Our team has been recognized for these traits and they are clearly the key to our success. All of us at SloanLED are eager to begin this new chapter with the company.”

Tom Sloan, Principal, added, “Harbour Group recognized our team’s achievements and future potential and is committed to helping us continue to build the company we envision through a program of new product introductions, continuous improvements and complementary acquisitions.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including automotive enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, motion control products, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, and heat exchange equipment.

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Harbour Group Acquires Tritex Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Tritex Corporation, the parent company of the Haydon companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer, announced today.

Haydon is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance fractional horsepower linear actuators, lead screw assemblies, rotary stepper motors and hermetically sealed switches for nichemarket applications. The company, founded in 1951, operates 11 facilities on three continents. It is based in Waterbury, Conn.

Haydon’s strategy has focused on product development based on customer needs and efficient global manufacturing. It has an outstanding reputation in its various product markets and longterm partnerships with its customers.

Mr. Fox said, “The Haydon brand is synonymous with quality, innovation and outstanding service. The management team has successfully differentiated their business and captured leading positions in the industry segments they serve. We believe there are significant opportunities for further penetration of existing markets, entry into new markets, and continued development and introduction of new products. We will also pursue complementary acquisitions that enhance Haydon’s product offering and increase its geographic reach.”

Bernard Dubois, President and CEO of Tritex, commented, “We’re proud of the work our team has done to build Haydon into a highly regarded brand, known not only for our innovative products but also for anticipating the needs of our customers and providing service beyond expectations. Harbour Group recognized our efforts on these fronts and is committed to providing the resources we need to achieve our future objectives. They have successfully partnered with and grown companies like ours for 30 years and we’re confident that the track record will continue with Haydon.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including automotive enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, and heat exchange equipment.

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Harbour Group Appoints Jeff Fox CEO

Harbour Group announced today that Jeffrey L. Fox, president and chief operating officer, has been appointed CEO, effective immediately.

Fox, 46 years old, has been president and chief operating officer of the company since 1999, and the company had long planned for him to take over as CEO at the end of the current calendar year. However, Harbour’s board decided to accelerate the transition because of the recent appointment of Harbour Group’s longtime CEO, Sam Fox, as United States Ambassador to Belgium. Jeff Fox is one of Sam Fox’s five children.

The company also announced that Jeff Fox will serve as interim chairman of the board during Sam Fox’s service as ambassador. Sam Fox will return as chairman when his ambassadorial service ends, presumably in January, 2009.

“Jeff proved long ago that he was prepared to lead the company,” said Sam Fox, who has been Harbour Group’s only chairman and CEO since he founded the firm in 1976. “In fact, he has handled key leadership responsibilities for years.”

“Harbour Group’s future is bright,” Jeff Fox said. “We have a great team that works together well, and that is smart, talented, and experienced. We also have opportunities that are global in scale.

“I am proud to follow my father, who has been the best possible role model and mentor,” he added.

Jeff Fox was born and raised in St. Louis. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Southern California, and an M.B.A. from Washington University. He joined Harbour Group in 1985, working in both acquisitions and operations.

He served for six years as president of Harbour-owned manufacturing companies in Chicago and Minnesota before becoming a group president in 1996, with responsibility for companies in the following industries: construction equipment, mining equipment, plastics molding, automotive accessories, textile machinery, building components, plastics processing, music products, and lubrication systems.

Jeff Fox is currently a member of the board of The BackStoppers, Inc., a St. Louis-based nonprofit; First National Bank of St. Louis; and the Jewish Community Center (JCC). He also is Missouri Finance Chairman for the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He has served previously as president of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital development board and on the board of the Humane Society of Missouri.

He has been a member of Harbour’s board of directors since 1997. He was designated as Sam Fox’s successor in 1999, when the board of directors recommended he be named president and chief operating officer.

Harbour Group is a St. Louis-based privately owned operating company with a demonstrated record of success in acquiring and building high-quality companies. Since 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 146 companies in 30 core industries, mostly in manufacturing and distribution. Harbour Group is currently seeking product-oriented manufacturing and distribution businesses with enterprise values of $30 million to $500 million.

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Harbour Group Appoints Brandon Bezzant and Zachary Waltz

Harbour Group has added two new members to its acquisition team, Sam Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer announced today.

Brandon Bezzant joins the firm as a Managing Director and Zach Waltz joins as Director of Corporate Development. Both Brandon and Zach will source and evaluate new investment opportunities for Harbour Group.

Brandon Bezzant joins the firm as a Managing Director and Zach Waltz joins as Director of Corporate Development. Both Brandon and Zach will source and evaluate new investment opportunities for Harbour Group.

Brandon joins the acquisition team from Taproot Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on industrial technology. Previously he was with Banc of America Securities and Hermes Associates, a real estate investment firm. A native of Utah, Brandon graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Zach’s previous experience includes positions with UBS and a boutique investment bank focused on sell-side engagements for middle-market companies in traditional manufacturing and distribution sectors. His career began in consulting related to post-merger integration activities. Zach received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including automotive enthusiast products, lubricating systems and equipment, abrasives, diamond cutting products and related tools, entertainment products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, and heat exchange equipment.

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Harbour Group Acquires Pearlman Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Pearlman Corporation, the parent company of Pearl Abrasive Co. and Keystone Tools, Sam Fox, Harbour Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced today. Pearlman, based in Commerce, Calif., is a leading developer and supplier of branded, high-quality abrasives, diamond cutting products, and related products.

Pearlman was founded in 1968. The company’s products include a broad line of diamond cutting wheels, abrasives, chemicals, power tools and related products for stone fabricators, tile installers and construction contractors in both the residential and commercial construction markets. Pearlman sells its products through a network of independent distributors as well as through its own proprietary and branded distribution channel, Keystone Tools. Keystone is the fastest growing, direct to end-user, supplier of stone cutting and fabrication equipment in North America. Keystone markets both Pearl Abrasive and other branded products to end-users in the stone market through a distribution and sales network incorporating mobile trucks, catalogs and retail stores

Mr. Fox commented, “Pearlman is a really great business in a sector we understand well. The Pearl Abrasive brand is synonymous with quality, service and innovation, and as a result, Pearlman enjoys leading market shares in its served markets and a devoted and diverse customer base. We believe there are opportunities for further penetration of its existing markets, entry into new markets and geographies, and continued development and introduction of new products. In addition, Pearlman’s markets are both large and highly fragmented, and we will aggressively pursue complementary acquisitions.”

Mr. Fox also emphasized that Harbour Group’s acquisition will allow the company to continue to pursue its growth strategy. He commented, “Zack and his team created significant value through the innovative development of the highest quality products, a focus on superior customer service and the development of the Keystone distribution model. We intend to dedicate all our resources to continuing that legacy, and in particular, to extending the Keystone footprint.”

Zack Pearlman, President of Pearlman, commented, “Our team has done an excellent job positioning both the Pearl Abrasive and Keystone businesses as leaders in the abrasives and diamond cutting tools market. Harbour Group has a keen understanding of our industry and we’re fortunate to have them as a partner. Their long history of successfully growing companies like Pearlman will be a huge asset to us as we pursue our strategy.”

Zack Pearlman, President of Pearlman, commented, “Our team has done an excellent job positioning both the Pearl Abrasive and Keystone businesses as leaders in the abrasives and diamond cutting tools market. Harbour Group has a keen understanding of our industry and we’re fortunate to have them as a partner. Their long history of successfully growing companies like Pearlman will be a huge asset to us as we pursue our strategy.”

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Harbour Group Acquires Alemite LLC

Harbour Group, through an affiliate, has acquired Alemite LLC, a leading supplier of lubrication and fluid handling equipment and systems, Sam Fox, Harbour Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Alemite, headquartered at Fort Mill, S.C.., designs and manufactures a wide range of lubrication equipment under the Alemite brand name. The company’s products enjoy leading market shares and include pumps, reels, grease fittings, manual and powered grease guns, automatic lubrication equipment and other related accessories. Alemite sells its products through industrial distributors to a broad range of general industries, as well as directly to industrial and transportation OEM’s, petroleum equipment distributors, and into the automotive aftermarket. The company maintains a website at www.alemite.com.

Alemite will join Lincoln Industrial Corporation as part of Harbour Group’s Lubricating Systems Group. Mr. Fox commented, “This acquisition is another great example of Harbour Group’s commitment to market-leading companies. Alemite has a long history of product innovation and was a pioneer in the development of modern lubrication. We are excited to offer our customers two of the leading brand names in the industry – Alemite and Lincoln. We have a long history of building businesses and will continue to aggressively grow our Lubricating Systems Group, both organically and through complementary acquisitions in what remains a fragmented market.”

“Alemite and Lincoln complement each other extremely well,” commented Bart Aitken, President of the Lubricating Systems Group. “The combination increases our distribution reach and broadens our product offerings, enabling us to better serve our customers. Importantly, we plan to maintain differentiated Alemite and Lincoln product lines and to continue selling through both the outstanding Alemite and Lincoln distribution channels in the same way we do today. We are excited about the opportunity to continue to grow both businesses.”

“The acquisition of Alemite is great for the company and great for our customers. It allows us to continue growing our business while maintaining the same standards of quality and innovation for which Alemite products are known,” said Dana Waterman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alemite. “We look forward to this association with Harbour Group and Lincoln Industrial and to continuing to provide Alemite customers with outstanding products and service.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to lubricating systems and equipment, Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in a variety of activities including the manufacture and distribution of a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Harbour Group maintains a website at www.harbourgroup.com.

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Harbour Group Acquires Lincoln Industrial Corporation

Harbour Group has acquired Lincoln Industrial Corporation, the global leader in the design, manufacture, and service of lubrication systems and equipment and related products, Sam Fox, Harbour Group s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Lincoln was founded in 1910. The company s product line represents the broadest and most complete range of highly engineered lubrication systems in the world. Lincoln s products include centralized and automated lubrication systems, lubrication tools and equipment, and material dispensing equipment for high viscosity materials.

From its network of five manufacturing facilities, nine technical support centers, and four R&D laboratories strategically located across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Lincoln serves a diverse customer base including original equipment manufacturers, value-added distributors, and catalog distributors across multiple end markets including transportation, agriculture, mining, construction and basic manufacturing.

Lincoln represents Harbour Group s first entry into the lubrication systems segment of the market. Mr. Fox commented, Lincoln enjoys leading market shares, a global footprint, and a devoted and diverse customer base. We believe there are significant opportunities for further penetration of its existing markets, entry into new markets and geographies, and continued development and introduction of new products. In addition, the global fluid dispensing equipment industry is large and highly fragmented, and we plan to aggressively pursue complementary acquisitions.”

Mr. Fox further noted that Harbour Group s acquisition will allow the company to continue to pursue its growth strategy. He commented, Harbour Group has a long history of building businesses. Lincoln management, its employees, and its previous owners created significant value through the innovative development of the highest quality products, a focus on superior customer service and the development of global distribution capabilities. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to build the business.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis. Harbour Group and its operating companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products, including entertainment products, architectural lighting, automotive enthusiast products and catalogs, lubricating systems and equipment, hearth and chimney products, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, pre-engineered building components, and heat exchange equipment.

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Harbour Group Acquires Rowe International

Harbour Group announced today that it has agreed to acquire certain assets and the business of Rowe International, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based manufacturer and marketer of jukeboxes and money-changing machines.

Rowe, founded in 1909, will become a part of Harbour Group s entertainment group. Also in that group is Merit Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of countertop touch screen video games.

The transaction is expected to close on or about Nov. 11. Harbour bought the company through a newly organized entity, RWI Acquisition Corporation.

Sam Fox, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harbour Group, said, We are excited about the opportunity to work with such a great company, one that has a long history of excellent products and innovation and a stellar reputation in its industry. Rowe has a talented management team and dedicated employees, an outstanding distribution network and a loyal and longstanding base of operators. With the strong financial resources of Harbour Group behind it, we believe that Rowe will continue to be an industry leader long into the future.”

Doug Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Rowe, added, The acquisition of Rowe by Harbour Group could not have come at a more opportune time for both companies. Rowe led the transition from vinyl to CD jukeboxes in the early 90s, and is once again poised to take the lead as the industry transitions to a digital internet-connected platform.”

Rowe International Add one

Rowe International Inc. is the number one manufacturer of commercial and home CD jukeboxes. The company also manufactures the Netstar (floor-mounted) and Starlink (wall-mounted) Internet-enabled digital jukeboxes. The company s Internet-enabled devices, which can operate on a variety of broadband connections, are the leading payfor-play music systems in the industry. Rowe maintains a technical support office in London and has one of the industry s most extensive sales and support networks, with distributors in more than 35 countries.

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis. Harbour Group and its related companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of industrial products, including high pressure cleaning equipment, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, automotive accessories, hearth and chimney products, textile machinery, pre- engineered building components, heat exchange equipment, automotive enthusiast products, entertainment products and products used by the home maintenance industry.

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Harbour Group Acquires Merit Industries, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Merit Industries, Inc., the largest developer and manufacturer of touch-screen entertainment systems in North America, Harbour Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Fox, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Merit Industries, based in the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem, Penn., is the worldwide leader in touchscreen entertainment systems that can be placed on the countertop or the floor or wall- mounted. The company has an installed base of over 170,000 proprietary touch-screen systems, which are played more than 3.5 billion times per year and contain a suite of more than 80 interactive games involving trivia, sports, strategy, cards, skill, and action. Merit also offers software and hardware upgrade kits and networking packages. The company sells these products through a broad network of domestic and international distributors to street route operators ( SROs ), who install Merit s entertainment systems in pubs and taverns, casual dining restaurants, airports and other locations.

Merit was founded in 1977. It has about 180 employees. The company has been named Manufacturer of the Year for the past two years by the American Amusement Machine Association, and was recently given the Innovator Award for outstanding new product development by the Amusement and Music Operator s Association. The company maintains a website at www.meritind.com.

The acquisition of Merit represents another example of Harbour Group s commitment to companies that provide superior products and outstanding customer service, Mr. Fox said. He commented, Merit has an outstanding reputation as a leader in the touch-screen countertop market. We believe there are significant opportunities for greater penetration into its existing market, for penetration of new markets, and for acquisitions of complementary businesses serving these markets.”

David Logan, Merit s chief executive officer, said the acquisition by Harbour Group will allow the company to continue to pursue its growth strategy. He commented, This relationship is excellent for both companies. Merit is the most recognized name in the countertop entertainment industry. Harbour Group recognized the value of our market leading position and the competitive advantage resulting from our new products and ongoing development initiatives.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group and its related companies are engaged in the manufacture of industrial products including high pressure cleaning equipment, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, automotive accessories, hearth and chimney products, textile machinery, pre-engineered building components, industrial springs and fasteners, heat exchange equipment, automotive enthusiast products and products used by the home maintenance industry.

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Harbour Group Acquires Auto Meter Products, Inc.

Harbour Group has acquired Auto Meter Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance racing instruments for professional and sport auto racing, as well as the automobile enthusiast market, Harbour Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Fox, announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Auto Meter Products Inc. is based in Sycamore, in northern Illinois. The company, founded in 1957, has approximately 500 employees. Products include auto gauges, tachometers, consoles, and battery testing and charging equipment. The company sells these products to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM s) and nationwide through auto parts stores, speed shops and catalog retailers.

The acquisition of Auto Meter represents another example of Harbour Group s commitment to companies that provide superior products and outstanding customer service, Mr. Fox said. He commented, Auto Meter has built one of the strongest brand names in its industry through highest-quality performance products and outstanding customer service. We believe there are significant opportunities for new product introductions, greater market penetration and acquisitions of complementary businesses serving the high-performance market.”

Ralph Westberg, Auto Meter s president, said the acquisition by Harbour Group would allow the company to continue to pursue its growth strategy. He commented, This relationship makes sense for both companies. Auto Meter is the most recognized name in the performance-automotive gauge industry. Harbour Group will work with us to accelerate our growth by leveraging our market-leading position and the competitive advantage resulting from our widespread distribution.”

Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group and its related companies are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of industrial products including high pressure cleaning equipment, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, automotive accessories, hearth and chimney products, textile machinery, pre-engineered building components, industrial springs and fasteners, heat exchange equipment, automotive enthusiast products and products used by the home maintenance industry.

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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 17, 2018

Harbour Group’s Lindstrom acquires Stelfast, Inc.

Lindstrom, LLC, a Harbour Group company, acquired Stelfast, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman...

Lindstrom, LLC, a Harbour Group company, acquired Stelfast, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Simmi Sakhuja, President of Stelfast, and the rest of the Stelfast executive team will remain with the business.

 

Stelfast is a stocking master distributor of fasteners and specialty parts headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio with ten distribution locations across North America.  It was founded by Surinder Sakhuja in 1972, delivered its first fastener products in 1974, and currently serves customers across North America with over 12,000 different products.

 

“Stelfast focuses on service and flexibility to meet the needs of its distributor customers, by offering a broad product line with great customer service” Mr. Fox said. “As we have gotten to know the team, it has become clear that Stelfast’s customer-first mentality is deeply engrained in the organization.  This mentality aligns well with Lindstrom and the product offering is highly complementary, which will further enable the combined business to meet its customers’ specific needs.”

 

Neil Yeargin, President & CEO of Lindstrom, commented, “We look forward to partnering with Stelfast to build lasting value for our customers. It is evident both companies share core values in serving our customers with our expansive distribution, secondary processing, and packaging services.  This acquisition expands not only our physical footprint and product offering, but also enhances our service levels and ability to meet all of our customers’ needs.”

 

“We are excited to work with the Lindstrom team as we continue to grow our business and enhance our customer experience. The Lindstrom team and culture are a great fit with Stelfast.,” commented Ms. Sakhuja. “These two companies are uniquely suited to serve our customers with an enhanced service capability and we are eager to demonstrate this to the market.”

 

About Lindstrom

Lindstrom, LLC is the largest master distributor of specialty fasteners in the United States.  The company is headquartered in Blaine, Minn., and has locations in Elgin, Ill.; Greer, S.C.; New Windsor, N.Y.; Grand Prairie, Tex.; Mississauga, Canada; and Cleveland, Ohio.  Selling exclusively to distributors, Lindstrom offers products stocked for immediate delivery, specialty parts manufacturing, multiple packaging options, specialty plating, and other value-added services. In addition, Lindstrom is the exclusive master distributor of Bossard Group products in the United States.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including fence and gate systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control products, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, master distribution of fasteners, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 202 businesses in 43 different industries.

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NEWS ARCHIVE // March 26, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Nationwide Industries Inc.

Nationwide Industries (“NWI”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff...

Nationwide Industries (“NWI”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

NWI is a leading supplier of specialty hardware to OEMs, distributors and installers in the fence and gate, railing and patio markets.  The company’s brands include Nationwide and Ultra-Tec.  The company’s products include hinges, latches, locks, rollers, railing post mounts and cable railing infill.  The products are used in vinyl, ornamental, specialty, wood, cable and chain link fence applications.  The company is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.

“We are excited to welcome Nationwide Industries to the Harbour Group family,” said Mr. Fox.  “NWI has a well-respected brand in its market and serves its customers with high quality, innovative products and great customer service.  The combination of this fantastic base business and Harbour Group’s resources will further strengthen NWI’s position in its market.”

Christopher Kliefoth, NWI President and CEO, added: “We believe Harbour Group’s operational and strategic expertise gathered over many years will be a valuable resource to our business as we continue to grow.  Our brand and customer relationships are strong today and will only improve.  We look forward to continuing to operate as a leader in our industry as we grow our product offering.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 200 companies in 43 different industries.

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NEWS ARCHIVE // January 17, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Thibaut Inc.

Thibaut Inc. (“Thibaut”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff...

Thibaut Inc. (“Thibaut”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Thibaut is a highly recognized global brand in the wallcoverings, fabrics and upholstered furniture markets, featuring distinctive designs serving a diverse base of high-end residential interior designers.  The company’s in-house designers produce exclusive collections under three brand names:  Thibaut, Anna French and Thibaut Fine Furniture.

“Thibaut is a great addition to the Harbour Group family,” said Mr. Fox.  “Its brand and products have truly stood the test of time over its 130 year history.  Management has done an excellent job growing the company and we are excited to work together to continue that trajectory both organically and through acquisition.”

Bob Senior, Thibaut’s CEO, added: “We look forward to continuing to grow and improve the operations of our business with the help of Harbour Group’s team.  We believe their knowledge of operations along with our deep understanding of our industry  will allow us to continue growing at an accelerated pace.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 198 companies in 42 different industries.

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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 30, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Wolverine Engine Heaters

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the Wolverine Engine Heaters...

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired the Wolverine Engine Heaters business and related assets of Nine Lives, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

For more than 20 years, Wolverine has offered premium, American-made, silicone heaters for cold- weather vehicle and equipment protection.  The Company’s core product line of oil pan engine heaters is known for reliability and durability.  Additional products include battery, oil filter and other fluid heaters.  Wolverine, which is based in Yakima, Wash., sells its products globally.

 

“Wolverine is a clear fit with Phillips & Temro,” Mr. Fox said.  “Together the combined businesses will become an even stronger force in the market.  We look forward to supporting their growth.”

 

“The acquisition of Wolverine strengthens our brand positioning and will provide an added online outlet and sales channel for our broad array of aftermarket cold-weather products.” said Tom Moser, President of Phillips & Temro.  “We look forward to working with the Wolverine team to expand their channel and product line.”

 

Kevin Frank, President of Wolverine, added: “We believe joining Phillips & Temro will strengthen our brand and open opportunities for us that we may not have otherwise had.  We also look forward to the operational support the Harbour Group team offers as we grow the business.”

 

About

Phillips & Temro Industries Inc. (“PTI”) was founded in 1920 and has grown to become the market leader in thermal management systems and controls for the transportation and heavy equipment markets.  The company’s primary products include immersion, circulation, and air intake heaters; engine cooling equipment; and cab heating, cooling and electrification products.  PTI’s technology is widely recognized for excelling in applications such as heavy-duty trucks, construction, agriculture, automotive, oil & gas, electric and hybrid vehicles, industrial, marine and power generation.  The company is based in Eden Prairie, Minn., and, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, has a total of five manufacturing facilities globally.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 197 companies in 41 different industries.

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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 19, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Green Creative LLC

GREEN CREATIVE, a developer of advanced LED lighting solutions, is now part of the...

GREEN CREATIVE, a developer of advanced LED lighting solutions, is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, extending Harbour Group’s participation in the lighting market, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Cole Zucker and Guillaume Vidal, the co-founders of GREEN CREATIVE, will continue their key leadership roles in the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

The investment represents Harbour Group’s second in the lighting industry this year.  In April, Harbour Group announced that ILP Holdings Corporation (ILP), a Sanford, Fla.-based manufacturer of energy-efficient luminaires and retrofit solutions, had become a Harbour Group company.  The Green Creative and ILP brands will remain independent.

 

Since its founding in 2010, GREEN CREATIVE has served the North American commercial lighting market with an industry-leading product offering of LED lamps and LED luminaires.  With its headquarters in Silicon Valley, CA and R&D center in Shanghai, China, the company’s LED lighting solutions have been widely adopted by some of the largest companies in the world.  Anchored by strong integrated R&D capabilities and patented technology, GREEN CREATIVE’s innovation, performance and reliability have been recognized year after year by the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report, LEDs Magazine’s Sapphire Awards, EdisonReport, Lighting For Tomorrow, NAILD (National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors) and more.

 

“We are excited to support another founder-led business,” Mr. Fox said.  “As sister companies, GREEN CREATIVE and ILP bring an industry-leading team and product offering to the market.”

 

“Harbour Group’s operational expertise in scaling fast growing businesses combined with their financial resources presents a great opportunity to bring our company and people to the next level,” said Mr. Zucker.

 

“Under the same group, the companies have highly complementary offerings with minimum overlap,” added Jason Hendren, the founder of ILP.  “Combining GREEN CREATIVE’s lamp, commercial and residential downlight, and track products with ILP’s industrial, commercial, and outdoor products allows our channel partners to complete an entire project with a unique product mix.”

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NEWS ARCHIVE // October 18, 2017

Harbour Group acquires BASE Engineering, Inc.

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired BASE Engineering, Inc., Jeff...

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired BASE Engineering, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

Since its founding in 1996, BASE has designed and manufactured high-quality remote, automated emergency shutdown and operational controls for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and refined fuels industries.  The company is dedicated to the highest levels of service and to providing better solutions to the challenges its customers face through continuous product innovation.  BASE was founded by Steve Belyea, its CEO, and is based in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. The company sells its products in North America, Europe and Australia.

 

Mr. Fox commented, “BASE’s product line fits extremely well with MEC’s product offerings.  We are looking forward to bringing these two great innovators together to further enhance the portfolio of outstanding products that delight our customers.  Steve’s continued leadership and direction will be integral as we bring the companies together in the marketplace and build a bigger, stronger business.”

 

Mr. Belyea will continue in his current role as BASE CEO and president.  “This is an exciting next step for BASE,” he said, “and will further enhance our ability to bring innovative new products and services to our customers.  We couldn’t have hoped for better partners than MEC and Harbour Group.”

 

“We are excited about what BASE brings to our company,” said Franco Domingo, Vice President of Marshall Excelsior.  “BASE’s products are positioned in a rapidly expanding segment of our industry.  We believe this will complement our efforts to be a more complete solution to our customers.“

 

About Marshall Excelsior

Marshall Excelsior is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of mission-critical, highly engineered flow control products used in the transportation, storage, and consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and liquefied anhydrous ammonia (“NH3”).  Over the past 40 years, MEC has provided a variety of solutions, including fittings, adapters, valves, regulators, pigtails, gauges and accessories, to its growing base of customers.  MEC’s products support various LPG and NH3 applications including bulk storage, transport, commercial, domestic and recreational vehicles.  The company is headquartered in Marshall, Mich.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 195 companies in 41 different industries.

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NEWS ARCHIVE // August 1, 2017

Harbour Group acquires Koch & Associates, Inc.

Marshall Excelsior Company, a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of Koch & Associates,...

Marshall Excelsior Company, a Harbour Group company, acquired the assets of Koch & Associates, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

Koch manufactures and supplies leak detection systems and gas pressure regulators primarily used by bobtail truck drivers in the propane industry.  Koch & Associates was founded by Gary Koch, its president, and is based in Rockwall, Texas.

 

“We are pleased to build on the long-term vision for Marshall Excelsior,” Mr.  Fox said.  “We’re also gratified to support another strong, founder-owned business.”

 

“Koch and Marshall Excelsior products complement each other nicely,” said Franco Domingo, Vice President of Marshall Excelsior.  “Koch products expand our offering to our customer base with a more complete product line.  We are very excited by this addition.”

 

Mr. Koch added: “Combining our products and technology with Marshall Excelsior’s scale and reach is a benefit for both companies and our customers.  We’re eager to see what we can achieve as part of the Marshall Excelsior and Harbour Group family.”

 

About Marshall Excelsior

Marshall Excelsior is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of mission-critical, highly engineered flow control products used in the transportation, storage, and consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and liquefied anhydrous ammonia (“NH3”).  Over the past 40 years, MEC has provided a variety of solutions, including fittings, adapters, valves, regulators, pigtails, gauges and accessories, to its growing base of customers.  MEC’s products support various LPG and NH3 applications including bulk storage, transport, commercial, domestic and recreational vehicles.  The company is headquartered in Marshall, Mich.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 194 companies in 41 different industries.

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NEWS ARCHIVE // May 4, 2017

Harbour Group acquires ILP Holdings Corporation

ILP Holdings Corporation (“ILP”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...

ILP Holdings Corporation (“ILP”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

ILP is an innovative manufacturer of energy-efficient luminaries and retrofit solutions with over 14 years of experience supporting builders and retrofitters with green building initiatives. The company has developed a wide range of LED products to support commercial, industrial, and outdoor applications focused on energy and maintenance savings.  New products like the UFO parking garage fixture and the LANCE retrofit kits demonstrate ILP’s ability to deliver performance and value with exceptional aesthetics.  ILP is headquartered in Sanford, Florida, and has an additional facility in Reno, Nevada.

 

“ILP’s ability to engineer and design new products and to provide high quality, reliable products at competitive prices has made it a recognized brand in its segment of the industry,” Mr. Fox said.  “The company is well positioned to take advantage of the market shift to LED lighting over the years to come.  We are very excited to welcome the ILP team to the Harbour Group family and to work together to continue growing the company both organically and through complementary acquisitions.”

 

Jason Hendren, the founder and CEO of ILP, added, “We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Harbour Group.  Their global resources and manufacturing expertise will enable us to accelerate our product development and growth initiatives.  We are eager to tap into their extensive resources and continue to be our customers’ number one source for energy-efficient lighting.”

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including flow control products, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 193 companies in 41 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Marshall Excelsior Company

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Marshall Excelsior is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of mission critical, highly-engineered flow control products used in the transportation, storage, and consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and liquefied anhydrous ammonia (“NH3”).  Over the past 40 years, MEC has provided a variety of solutions, including fittings, adapters, valves, regulators, pigtails, gauges and accessories to their growing base of customers.  MEC’s products support various LPG and NH3 applications including bulk storage, transport, commercial, domestic and recreational vehicles.  Marshall Excelsior is headquartered in Marshall, Mich.

“We are pleased to welcome Marshall Excelsior to the Harbour Group family,” said Mr. Fox.  “MEC represents key attributes that Harbour Group seeks in all of its companies.  MEC is known as the leading innovator in their industry due to their strong engineering and design capabilities and their ability to provide customers with unique products to meet their challenges.  Harbour Group’s resources will help the Company continue to grow both domestically and internationally.”

Franco Domingo, MEC Vice President added: “Marshall Excelsior has been successful in establishing itself as a leading market player by offering its customers differentiated, superior products.  Going forward, we believe Harbour Group can help accelerate our growth as we expand into new product categories and geographies.  We are excited about the future of our company and our products.”

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 192 companies in 40 different industries.

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NEWS ARCHIVE // February 16, 2017

Harbour Group’s AMI Acquires NSM Music Group

AMI Entertainment Network Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired NSM Music Group Limited...

AMI Entertainment Network Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired NSM Music Group Limited (“NSM”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

NSM is a leading digital jukebox manufacturer and operates a digital music network serving bars, pubs and restaurants in locations in North America, United Kingdom and Europe.  The company is headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom.

 

“We are excited to bring NSM into the AMI Entertainment Family,” said Mr. Fox. “NSM’s long track record and innovative technology in the jukebox industry complement AMI’s platform offering and its effort to expand in Europe.”

 

“NSM helps further AMI’s goal of providing state-of-the-art entertainment to meet the needs of pubs and restaurants everywhere,” said Mike Maas, AMI Entertainment Network’s president.  “This is a highly complementary acquisition that expands AMI’s global footprint and paves the way for exciting new products and services for European jukebox customers.”

 

About NSM

NSM has been designing and manufacturing jukeboxes since 1951. Headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom, NSM is a leader in combining aesthetics with new technologies to design, develop, and manufacture the next generation of digital jukeboxes, video jukeboxes, internet jukeboxes, and music products. With a music library of over 250,000 tracks, NSM distributes music content through its digital jukeboxes to UK-based operators through its own music server.

 

About Harbour Group

Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo.  Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 190 companies in 39 different industries.

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