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NEWS // March 21, 2019

Harbour Group acquires EVoCharge

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired EVoCharge, Inc. (“EVoCharge”), Jeff...
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NEWS // March 7, 2019

Harbour Group acquires LOFA

LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...
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NEWS // March 6, 2019

Harbour Group acquires Cattron

Cattron Holdings Inc., its subsidiaries and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Cattron”) is now...
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NEWS // March 5, 2019

Harbour Group acquires RailFX

Nationwide Industries (“Nationwide”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired Weldon Industries, Inc. (“Weldon”), Jeff...
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NEWS // December 20, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Pulsar

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired the parent company of Pulsar Process...
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Harbour Group acquires EnviroBrite

A subsidiary of ILP Holdings Corporation (“ILP”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired select...
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NEWS // 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 // 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 // March 21, 2019

Harbour Group acquires EVoCharge

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired EVoCharge, Inc. (“EVoCharge”), Jeff...
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NEWS // March 7, 2019

Harbour Group acquires LOFA

LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...
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NEWS // March 6, 2019

Harbour Group acquires Cattron

Cattron Holdings Inc., its subsidiaries and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Cattron”) is now...
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NEWS // March 5, 2019

Harbour Group acquires RailFX

Nationwide Industries (“Nationwide”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired Weldon Industries, Inc. (“Weldon”), Jeff...
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NEWS // December 20, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Pulsar

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired the parent company of Pulsar Process...
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Harbour Group acquires EnviroBrite

A subsidiary of ILP Holdings Corporation (“ILP”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired select...
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NEWS // 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 // 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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Harbour Group acquires EVoCharge

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired EVoCharge, Inc. (“EVoCharge”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

EVoCharge supplies electric vehicle (“EV”) charging infrastructure solutions for commercial, public vehicle fleet, and residential use. Founded in 2009, EVoCharge is one of North America’s original EV charging infrastructure providers, providing Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (“EVSE”) and cable management solutions. EVoCharge is headquartered in the Los Angeles area.

 

“We are excited to partner with EVoCharge as we extend Phillips & Temro’s reach to new markets and applications.”  Mr. Fox said.

 

“EVoCharge adds product depth to Phillips & Temro’s offerings in the EV market,” said Tom Moser, President of Phillips & Temro.  “EVoCharge’s product line offers best-of-breed solutions ranging from durable pedestal mount systems with the cable management functionality required in commercial environments to chargers tailored to the needs of home owners seeking quality and reliability.”

 

Josh Kiewic, founder of EVoCharge, added: “We look forward to partnering with the Phillips & Temro and Harbour Group teams. Combining our EV charging solutions with Phillips & Temro’s product set on a global scale is a great outcome for our business.”

 

About Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc.

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 wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, 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 207 companies in 45 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires LOFA

LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), 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.

LOFA supplies advanced engine controls for mobile industrial equipment applications. The company’s product portfolio includes control panels, sensors, and wiring harnesses that feature embedded automation and telemetry technology and can be used in demanding and harsh applications.  These products control, monitor, and measure the performance of engineered equipment and systems.

The entire LOFA management team will remain with the business, which is based in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Ga.

“LOFA’s brand is well recognized for its quality, innovation, product performance, and reliability,” said Mr. Fox.  “We are eager to support the LOFA team with our operational resources to help realize the company’s growth opportunities.  As we have for more than 40 years, we intend to invest heavily in new product development, customer service initiatives, and complementary acquisitions.”

Pete Cureton, CEO of LOFA, added, “We are extremely excited to join the Harbour Group family.  Their extensive experience and highly knowledgeable team of operational experts will help to further grow our business.  We believe this partnership will accelerate our customer-centric and engineering-driven model in offering world-class quality 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 wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, 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 206 companies in 45 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Cattron

Cattron Holdings Inc., its subsidiaries and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Cattron”) 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.

Cattron is a leading manufacturer of wireless control solutions for safety and mission-critical applications. Since 1946, Cattron has designed, manufactured, and supplied controls that are well recognized and respected in both the rail and industrial markets. Cattron’s product portfolio includes complementary machine and operator controls.  The company, which had been the Wireless Automation & Controls Solution business of Laird Ltd., is based in Warren, Ohio.

“Cattron serves its customers with highly engineered control products and customized offerings, which provide strong brand recognition, especially in safety and reliability,” said Mr. Fox. “We are pleased to welcome Cattron to the Harbour Group family and will be supporting their growth efforts with all of Harbour Group’s resources.”

Ryan Wooten, Cattron CEO, added: “Cattron has been successful in establishing itself as an industry leader by offering its customers differentiated, superior products in our core end-markets.  In partnering with Harbour Group, we believe we can accelerate our growth as we expand into new product categories and geographies.  We look forward to working with the Harbour Group team and 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 fence and gate hardware systems, 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 205 companies in 44 different industries.6

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Harbour Group acquires RailFX

Nationwide Industries (“Nationwide”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired Weldon Industries, Inc. (“Weldon”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Weldon is a specialty supplier of hardware and components to the fence, gate, window and door, patio, mailbox and sign industries from facilities in Florida and Utah. The company is well recognized for strength in product quality and innovation, customer service and value. The company was founded by Mark Weldon, and is headquartered in Tampa.

Mr. Fox commented, “The combination of Weldon and Nationwide brings two industry leading suppliers together to better serve our customers. Weldon’s reputation in the industry, product offering, and its attention to customer service makes for a great fit with Nationwide. In bringing these businesses together, we are enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead for our customers, suppliers and employees.  Mark has built a great business with a focus on customer service, and we look forward to expanding on that foundation.”

“This transaction combines the strengths of these two great businesses to serve our customers, and create opportunities for all of our employees and suppliers” said Mr. Weldon. “I want to thank everyone involved in building the company.” Mr. Weldon will assist in the transition of the business while pursuing interests in other opportunities unrelated to the industry.

“We are excited about the combination of Weldon with our company,” said Christopher Kliefoth, CEO and President of Nationwide.  “In partnership with Harbour Group’s operational resources, we look forward to providing access to an unequaled product offering, supported by industry leading customer service and a customer centric team of employees.“

About Nationwide Industries

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.

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 fence and gate hardware systems, 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 201 companies in 43 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Pulsar

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired the parent company of Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd. (“Pulsar”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pulsar designs and manufactures ultrasonic- and radar-based non-contact level and flow measurement instruments.  Pulsar’s products provide solutions related to level, open channel flow, pipe flow, sludge interference measurement, and pump control for water utilities and industrial customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Malvern, England.

Mr. Fox commented, “The addition of Pulsar provides ONICON with further penetration and product offerings within the water and wastewater markets.  Pulsar’s scale and operations also provide ONICON with an expanded international footprint.”

John Norris, president and chief executive officer of ONICON, commented, “Pulsar has a very strong brand, entrenched market position within water and wastewater, and extraordinary ultrasonic and radar measurement capabilities.  We are excited to work with the Pulsar team and see tremendous growth opportunities for the combined business.”

Pulsar’s co-founder and managing director, Keith Beard, added: “We are excited to partner with ONICON and believe that their great reputation in the market, strong product offering, and diversification will further enhance the Pulsar brand and business.  We believe our engineering, market presence, and product suite will further complement the ONICON business, specifically in water and wastewater markets.  We are also excited to leverage Onicon’s presence in North America to grow our business.  In addition to partnering with ONICON, Harbour Group’s operational expertise will ensure we have the foundation to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us.”

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 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 204 businesses in 43 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires EnviroBrite

A subsidiary of ILP Holdings Corporation (“ILP”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired select assets of Energy Planning Associates Corp. (“Envirobrite”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1994, Envirobrite is a provider of commercial and industrial LED lighting fixtures, retrofit kits, and other lighting solutions. The company is based in Sanford, Fla.

“We are pleased to add key Envirobrite products to the established ILP offering,” Mr. Fox said.  “Envirobrite builds on the long-term vision of ILP by offering customers an expanded set of retrofit lighting products across diverse end markets and applications.”

“ILP will make the Envirobrite product line available to all of its sales agents and customers on an immediate basis,” said John Dinger, Chief Executive Officer of ILP.  “We are excited to expand our addressable application base in this way and believe offering the Envirobrite brand will benefit our customers and partners.”

About ILP Holdings

ILP is an innovative manufacturer of energy-efficient luminaires and retrofit solutions with over 15 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.  ILP is headquartered in Sanford, Fla., and has an additional facility in Reno, Nevada.

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 203 businesses in 43 different industries.

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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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NEWS // March 21, 2019

Harbour Group acquires EVoCharge

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired EVoCharge, Inc. (“EVoCharge”), Jeff...

Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired EVoCharge, Inc. (“EVoCharge”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

EVoCharge supplies electric vehicle (“EV”) charging infrastructure solutions for commercial, public vehicle fleet, and residential use. Founded in 2009, EVoCharge is one of North America’s original EV charging infrastructure providers, providing Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (“EVSE”) and cable management solutions. EVoCharge is headquartered in the Los Angeles area.

 

“We are excited to partner with EVoCharge as we extend Phillips & Temro’s reach to new markets and applications.”  Mr. Fox said.

 

“EVoCharge adds product depth to Phillips & Temro’s offerings in the EV market,” said Tom Moser, President of Phillips & Temro.  “EVoCharge’s product line offers best-of-breed solutions ranging from durable pedestal mount systems with the cable management functionality required in commercial environments to chargers tailored to the needs of home owners seeking quality and reliability.”

 

Josh Kiewic, founder of EVoCharge, added: “We look forward to partnering with the Phillips & Temro and Harbour Group teams. Combining our EV charging solutions with Phillips & Temro’s product set on a global scale is a great outcome for our business.”

 

About Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc.

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 wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, 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 207 companies in 45 different industries.

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NEWS // March 7, 2019

Harbour Group acquires LOFA

LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies,...

LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), 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.

LOFA supplies advanced engine controls for mobile industrial equipment applications. The company’s product portfolio includes control panels, sensors, and wiring harnesses that feature embedded automation and telemetry technology and can be used in demanding and harsh applications.  These products control, monitor, and measure the performance of engineered equipment and systems.

The entire LOFA management team will remain with the business, which is based in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Ga.

“LOFA’s brand is well recognized for its quality, innovation, product performance, and reliability,” said Mr. Fox.  “We are eager to support the LOFA team with our operational resources to help realize the company’s growth opportunities.  As we have for more than 40 years, we intend to invest heavily in new product development, customer service initiatives, and complementary acquisitions.”

Pete Cureton, CEO of LOFA, added, “We are extremely excited to join the Harbour Group family.  Their extensive experience and highly knowledgeable team of operational experts will help to further grow our business.  We believe this partnership will accelerate our customer-centric and engineering-driven model in offering world-class quality 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 wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, 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 206 companies in 45 different industries.

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NEWS // March 6, 2019

Harbour Group acquires Cattron

Cattron Holdings Inc., its subsidiaries and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Cattron”) is now...

Cattron Holdings Inc., its subsidiaries and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Cattron”) 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.

Cattron is a leading manufacturer of wireless control solutions for safety and mission-critical applications. Since 1946, Cattron has designed, manufactured, and supplied controls that are well recognized and respected in both the rail and industrial markets. Cattron’s product portfolio includes complementary machine and operator controls.  The company, which had been the Wireless Automation & Controls Solution business of Laird Ltd., is based in Warren, Ohio.

“Cattron serves its customers with highly engineered control products and customized offerings, which provide strong brand recognition, especially in safety and reliability,” said Mr. Fox. “We are pleased to welcome Cattron to the Harbour Group family and will be supporting their growth efforts with all of Harbour Group’s resources.”

Ryan Wooten, Cattron CEO, added: “Cattron has been successful in establishing itself as an industry leader by offering its customers differentiated, superior products in our core end-markets.  In partnering with Harbour Group, we believe we can accelerate our growth as we expand into new product categories and geographies.  We look forward to working with the Harbour Group team and 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 fence and gate hardware systems, 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 205 companies in 44 different industries.6

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NEWS // March 5, 2019

Harbour Group acquires RailFX

Nationwide Industries (“Nationwide”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired Weldon Industries, Inc. (“Weldon”), Jeff...

Nationwide Industries (“Nationwide”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired Weldon Industries, Inc. (“Weldon”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Weldon is a specialty supplier of hardware and components to the fence, gate, window and door, patio, mailbox and sign industries from facilities in Florida and Utah. The company is well recognized for strength in product quality and innovation, customer service and value. The company was founded by Mark Weldon, and is headquartered in Tampa.

Mr. Fox commented, “The combination of Weldon and Nationwide brings two industry leading suppliers together to better serve our customers. Weldon’s reputation in the industry, product offering, and its attention to customer service makes for a great fit with Nationwide. In bringing these businesses together, we are enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead for our customers, suppliers and employees.  Mark has built a great business with a focus on customer service, and we look forward to expanding on that foundation.”

“This transaction combines the strengths of these two great businesses to serve our customers, and create opportunities for all of our employees and suppliers” said Mr. Weldon. “I want to thank everyone involved in building the company.” Mr. Weldon will assist in the transition of the business while pursuing interests in other opportunities unrelated to the industry.

“We are excited about the combination of Weldon with our company,” said Christopher Kliefoth, CEO and President of Nationwide.  “In partnership with Harbour Group’s operational resources, we look forward to providing access to an unequaled product offering, supported by industry leading customer service and a customer centric team of employees.“

About Nationwide Industries

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.

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 fence and gate hardware systems, 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 201 companies in 43 different industries.

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NEWS // December 20, 2018

Harbour Group acquires Pulsar

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired the parent company of Pulsar Process...

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired the parent company of Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd. (“Pulsar”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pulsar designs and manufactures ultrasonic- and radar-based non-contact level and flow measurement instruments.  Pulsar’s products provide solutions related to level, open channel flow, pipe flow, sludge interference measurement, and pump control for water utilities and industrial customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Malvern, England.

Mr. Fox commented, “The addition of Pulsar provides ONICON with further penetration and product offerings within the water and wastewater markets.  Pulsar’s scale and operations also provide ONICON with an expanded international footprint.”

John Norris, president and chief executive officer of ONICON, commented, “Pulsar has a very strong brand, entrenched market position within water and wastewater, and extraordinary ultrasonic and radar measurement capabilities.  We are excited to work with the Pulsar team and see tremendous growth opportunities for the combined business.”

Pulsar’s co-founder and managing director, Keith Beard, added: “We are excited to partner with ONICON and believe that their great reputation in the market, strong product offering, and diversification will further enhance the Pulsar brand and business.  We believe our engineering, market presence, and product suite will further complement the ONICON business, specifically in water and wastewater markets.  We are also excited to leverage Onicon’s presence in North America to grow our business.  In addition to partnering with ONICON, Harbour Group’s operational expertise will ensure we have the foundation to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us.”

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 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 204 businesses in 43 different industries.

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