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NEWS // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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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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.

 

For further information contact:

Paul Wagman

FleishmanHillard

(314) 982-1726

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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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NEWS // 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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NEWS // December 15, 2016

Harbour Group’s CPS Acquires STAR EnviroTech

CPS Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired STAR EnviroTech, Jeff Fox, Harbour...

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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NEWS // 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...

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.

 

For further information contact:

Paul Wagman

FleishmanHillard

(314) 982-1726

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NEWS // September 16, 2016

Harbour Group’s ONICON Acquires Seattle Metrics

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

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,...

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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