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NEWS // January 15, 2021

Harbour Group acquires CPC-Cryolab and Rockwood Swendeman

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of CPC-Cryolab...
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NEWS // December 23, 2020

Harbour Group acquires TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest

SpotSee Holdings (“SpotSee”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest...
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NEWS // December 3, 2020

Harbour Group acquires DynaGen Technologies

Cattron, a Harbour Group company, acquired DynaGen Technologies (“DynaGen”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman...
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NEWS // July 7, 2020

Harbour Group merges Cattron Holdings Inc. and LOFA Industries, LLC

The parent companies of Cattron Holdings Inc. (“Cattron”) and LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), each...
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NEWS // February 6, 2020

Harbour Group acquires Stainless Hose Fittings

SHF, Inc. (“SHF”), is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff...
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NEWS // November 26, 2019

Harbour Group acquires SpotSee Holdings

SpotSee Holdings and its subsidiaries (“SpotSee”), are now part of the Harbour Group family...
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NEWS // October 28, 2019

Harbour Group acquires i-Dositecno

SP Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired Irta Dosificacio I Technologia S.L. i-Dositecno...
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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 // January 15, 2021

Harbour Group acquires CPC-Cryolab and Rockwood Swendeman

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of CPC-Cryolab...
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NEWS // December 23, 2020

Harbour Group acquires TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest

SpotSee Holdings (“SpotSee”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest...
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NEWS // December 3, 2020

Harbour Group acquires DynaGen Technologies

Cattron, a Harbour Group company, acquired DynaGen Technologies (“DynaGen”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman...
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NEWS // July 7, 2020

Harbour Group merges Cattron Holdings Inc. and LOFA Industries, LLC

The parent companies of Cattron Holdings Inc. (“Cattron”) and LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), each...
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NEWS // February 6, 2020

Harbour Group acquires Stainless Hose Fittings

SHF, Inc. (“SHF”), is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff...
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NEWS // November 26, 2019

Harbour Group acquires SpotSee Holdings

SpotSee Holdings and its subsidiaries (“SpotSee”), are now part of the Harbour Group family...
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NEWS // October 28, 2019

Harbour Group acquires i-Dositecno

SP Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired Irta Dosificacio I Technologia S.L. i-Dositecno...
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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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Harbour Group acquires CPC-Cryolab and Rockwood Swendeman

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of CPC-Cryolab and Rockwood Swendeman (“CPC”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CPC-Cryolab is a leading provider of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium valves; Rockwood Swendeman focuses on cryogenic safety relief valves. The companies, based in Tampa, Fl., serve cryogenics end markets throughout the world.

Mr. Fox commented, “We think CPC is a tremendous complement to MEC and will expand our reach into cryogenic end markets. The combination of the businesses provides the opportunity to expand the offering of market leading products to a broader customer base. We are excited to have the CPC team join the MEC and Harbour family.”

“CPC is a fantastic fit with MEC. It provides a cryogenic platform we can build upon,” said, Pat Donovan, CEO of MEC. “MEC has been focused on expanding into cryogenic applications and CPC represents a great opportunity for us to do so.”

Stan Levandowski, Manager of CPC commented, “CPC’s cryogenic offering is a great fit with MEC. We are looking forward to working with MEC to continue building the cryogenics business. We are pleased to join MEC and look forward to being a part of the Harbour Group family and having access to their operational, acquisition and strategic resources.”

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 compressed and liquefied gases.  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 critical applications including bulk storage, transport, industrial, commercial, medical, domestic, and recreational vehicles.  The company is headquartered in Marshall, Michigan.

 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 control solutions, remote monitoring solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, stainless fittings, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 214 companies in 47 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest

SpotSee Holdings (“SpotSee”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest (“Hallcrest”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Hallcrest develops and manufactures color-changing temperature indication products.  The companies offer a broad portfolio of irreversible and reversible temperature labels used to indicate temperature excursions across a wide range of industrial, transportation, medical device, sterilization, food, and printing applications. Additionally, the companies manufacture forehead thermometers for monitoring patients during surgical procedures, among other applications. TMC Hallcrest is headquartered in Flintshire, United Kingdom and LCR Hallcrest is headquartered in Glenview, Ill., United States.

Mr. Fox commented, “The addition of Hallcrest broadens SpotSee’s offering of temperature indicators and makes SpotSee the market leader across shock, tilt and temperature indication and monitoring. The combination of the businesses offers significant opportunities to bring new products and capabilities to the broader customer base. With Harbour Group’s operations and acquisitions expertise, we look forward to continuing to expand both organically as well as through acquisition.”

Russell Booth, Managing Director of TMC Hallcrest, stated, “We are very excited to join forces with SpotSee to expand the distribution of our irreversible indicator product portfolio worldwide and to unite our new-product development initiatives.”

Rocky Sapienza, VP of Operations of LCR Hallcrest added, “We look forward to the next phase for our business as we combine with SpotSee. We see our complementary customer bases and products coming together to reinforce our position as a market leader in the temperature indication market.”

Tony Fonk, CEO and President of SpotSee, stated, “We are thrilled by the combination of Hallcrest and SpotSee to create a world leader in the growing temperature indication and monitoring market. Hallcrest has a strong reputation in temperature indication serving the medical, industrial and consumer markets. We believe Harbour Group’s strategic, operational, and acquisition expertise gathered over many years will continue to be a valuable resource to help our business grow. We look forward to providing an enhanced and innovative global product offering by combining these three great companies.”

About SpotSee Holdings

SpotSee Holdings develops and manufactures shock, vibration, temperature, and other environmental condition monitoring solutions for in-transit, in-plant, and in-storage applications.  The company offers a broad portfolio of branded products including indicator devices, RFID, Bluetooth, satellite, and cellular connected devices that provide real-time tracking, monitoring, and reporting capabilities.  The company is headquartered in Dallas.

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 control solutions, remote monitoring solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, stainless fittings and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 213 companies in 47 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires DynaGen Technologies

Cattron, a Harbour Group company, acquired DynaGen Technologies (“DynaGen”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

DynaGen is a leading provider of controls for generators and engines as well as telemetry. The company, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, serves industrial, mobile equipment and marine markets across North America.

Mr. Fox commented, “DynaGen’s strength in the generator control space meaningfully expands the breadth of applications and customers served by the Cattron family of control solutions brands. We are thrilled to add DynaGen to the family.”

“DynaGen brings trusted engineering, product design and application expertise to a vital customer base,” said, Ryan Wooten, CEO of Cattron. “Beyond generator control, the company has made great strides in offering users flexible and powerful telemetry capability. We are continually focused on expanding our offering and bringing value to our customer relationships.  DynaGen is a strong strategic complement and will enable us to broaden our market considerably. We now offer a truly unique capability set to our customers.”

Jamie Davison, CEO of DynaGen commented, “DynaGen’s controllers are a natural addition to the Cattron control solutions offering. We believe the combined management and scale of our businesses will provide meaningful opportunities for growth beginning day one. We are pleased to join Cattron and look forward to being a part of the Harbour Group family and having access to their operational and strategic resources.”

About Control Solutions Group

Cattron and its subsidiaries provide an extensive suite of machine control solutions, including remote control, engine control, process automation and telemetry to industrial equipment markets under the Cattron, LOFA, and DynaGen brands.

 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 control solutions, remote monitoring solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, stainless fittings and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 212 companies in 47 different industries.

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Harbour Group merges Cattron Holdings Inc. and LOFA Industries, LLC

The parent companies of Cattron Holdings Inc. (“Cattron”) and LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), each part of the Harbour Group family of companies, have merged to form a comprehensive control solutions platform company (“Control Solutions”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the merger were not disclosed.

Control Solutions, through its subsidiaries, now provides one of the most comprehensive offerings of operator, machine, and engine control products in the industry. With world-class control systems and growing automation, telemetry, and IoT technologies, Control Solutions is well-positioned to offer mission-critical products at the forefront of remote equipment automation.

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 focused on operator safety and process efficiency. The company also offers wireless safety systems to protect personnel from moving machinery and equipment both on the factory floor and in outdoor environments. Cattron is based in Warren, Ohio.

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 company is based in Roswell, Georgia.

“The Control Solutions platform will deliver a broadened family of products and solutions to the customers and channels that already trust these great brands,” said Mr. Fox.  “We believe the customers of both companies will realize significant benefits from the merger.”

Ryan Wooten, President of Cattron, added, “The expanded engineering capacity and portfolio of Control Solutions will enable us to bring even more value to our existing markets while expanding into exciting new verticals. The opportunity here is significant.”

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 stainless hose fittings, condition monitoring devices, machine control solutions, wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 211 companies in 47 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires Stainless Hose Fittings

SHF, Inc. (“SHF”), 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 asset transaction were not disclosed.

SHF is a distributor of stainless adaptors, fluid power fittings, instrumentation fittings, and valves. As a supplier of repair and maintenance parts to a variety of end markets, including marine, industrial, chemical, and oil and gas, SHF stocks high-quality, hard-to-find parts in metric and imperial sizes. SHF also manufactures custom parts with short lead times.  The business, which is based in Pasadena, Tex., was founded in 2002 by Michael Chapman, who will continue in his capacity as president.

“We are excited to have SHF join the Harbour Group family,” Mr. Fox said.  “With a focus on quality products and superior customer service, the company has established itself as a go-to provider in its markets. Michael has built a great business. With the combination of SHF and Harbour Group, we expect to accelerate SHF’s growth in both current and new markets.”

Mr. Chapman commented, “Harbour Group is a great partner to take the business to the next level.  Harbour Group has a track record of building similar businesses, and will be a powerful driver of success for our customers, employees, and suppliers.  With strong operational and industry expertise, specifically in industrial distribution, we are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.”

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 stainless hose fittings, condition monitoring devices, machine control solutions, wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 211 companies in 47 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires SpotSee Holdings

SpotSee Holdings and its subsidiaries (“SpotSee”), 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.

SpotSee develops and manufactures shock, vibration, temperature, and other environmental condition monitoring solutions for in-transit, in-plant, and in-storage applications.  The company offers a broad portfolio of branded products including indicator devices, RFID, Bluetooth, satellite, and cellular connected devices that provide real-time tracking, monitoring, and reporting capabilities.  The company is headquartered in Dallas.

“We are excited to welcome SpotSee to the Harbour Group family,” said Mr. Fox.  “SpotSee offers a well-recognized and respected brand of products uniquely positioned to serve customers across diverse end markets.  In a world where connectivity is in high demand, we are eager to support the SpotSee team as they continue to innovate and launch new products into a growing market. We intend to invest in new product development, new markets, and in complementary acquisitions.”

Tony Fonk, CEO and President of SpotSee, added, “We are excited and look forward to joining the Harbour Group family.  With a strong reputation of operational excellence, Harbour Group is uniquely positioned to assist in our efforts to grow the business.  We believe this partnership will accelerate our new product development and continue to build a strong brand in growing markets.”

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 condition monitoring devices, machine control solutions, wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 210 companies in 46 different industries.

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Harbour Group acquires i-Dositecno

SP Industries, Inc., a Harbour Group company, acquired Irta Dosificacio I Technologia S.L. i-Dositecno (“i-Dositecno”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

i-Dositecno is a global provider of complete sterile filling lines for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and ophthalmic applications. The company is based in Mataro, Spain, near Barcelona. Oriol Casoliva, the founder, will become part of the SP Industries leadership team.

 

Mr. Fox commented, “i-Dositecno is well-known within the aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing space and enhances SP Industries’ product offerings across pharmaceutical fill-finish manufacturing solutions. With i-Dositecno’s footprint in Europe and Asia, and SP’s footprint in the U.S., the combined business is better positioned to serve the market on a global scale. We are excited about the addition of i-Dositecno to the SP Brand and look forward to providing an enhanced offering to our customers.”

 

“i-Dositecno has a well-earned reputation for producing high-quality equipment complemented by strong software engineering capabilities and innovative servicing and support,” said Brian Larkin, CEO of SP Industries.  “At SP we are continually focused on bringing value to our customer relationships.  i-Dositecno’s current portfolio, engineering expertise and broad capabilities around liquid filling, particularly for syringes and other cartridge devices in addition to vials, are a very strategic complement to our freeze dryers and aseptic vial processing lines. With the addition of i-Dositecno to our SP brand, we now join a very select group of manufacturers with the capability to provide full lines.”

 

Mr. Casoliva commented, “i-Dositecno’s quality sterile filling lines are a perfect fit to complement SP’s offerings.  We are excited to offer our joint customers a full suite of products in the growing pharmaceutical market. We are also looking forward to the operational resources we will gain through our partnership with Harbour Group.”

 

About SP Industries

SP Industries, Inc. (SP), is a leading global provider of state-of-the-art fill-finish drug manufacturing solutions, laboratory equipment, research, pilot and production freeze dryers, laboratory supplies and specialty glassware. SP’s products support research and production across diverse end user markets including pharmaceutical, scientific, industrial, aeronautic, semiconductor and healthcare. SP Industries is headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania with production facilities in the USA and Europe.

 

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, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 209 companies in 45 different industries.

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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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NEWS // January 15, 2021

Harbour Group acquires CPC-Cryolab and Rockwood Swendeman

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of CPC-Cryolab...

Marshall Excelsior Company (“MEC”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of CPC-Cryolab and Rockwood Swendeman (“CPC”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CPC-Cryolab is a leading provider of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium valves; Rockwood Swendeman focuses on cryogenic safety relief valves. The companies, based in Tampa, Fl., serve cryogenics end markets throughout the world.

Mr. Fox commented, “We think CPC is a tremendous complement to MEC and will expand our reach into cryogenic end markets. The combination of the businesses provides the opportunity to expand the offering of market leading products to a broader customer base. We are excited to have the CPC team join the MEC and Harbour family.”

“CPC is a fantastic fit with MEC. It provides a cryogenic platform we can build upon,” said, Pat Donovan, CEO of MEC. “MEC has been focused on expanding into cryogenic applications and CPC represents a great opportunity for us to do so.”

Stan Levandowski, Manager of CPC commented, “CPC’s cryogenic offering is a great fit with MEC. We are looking forward to working with MEC to continue building the cryogenics business. We are pleased to join MEC and look forward to being a part of the Harbour Group family and having access to their operational, acquisition and strategic resources.”

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 compressed and liquefied gases.  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 critical applications including bulk storage, transport, industrial, commercial, medical, domestic, and recreational vehicles.  The company is headquartered in Marshall, Michigan.

 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 control solutions, remote monitoring solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, stainless fittings, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 214 companies in 47 different industries.

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NEWS // December 23, 2020

Harbour Group acquires TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest

SpotSee Holdings (“SpotSee”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest...

SpotSee Holdings (“SpotSee”), a Harbour Group company, has acquired TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest (“Hallcrest”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Hallcrest develops and manufactures color-changing temperature indication products.  The companies offer a broad portfolio of irreversible and reversible temperature labels used to indicate temperature excursions across a wide range of industrial, transportation, medical device, sterilization, food, and printing applications. Additionally, the companies manufacture forehead thermometers for monitoring patients during surgical procedures, among other applications. TMC Hallcrest is headquartered in Flintshire, United Kingdom and LCR Hallcrest is headquartered in Glenview, Ill., United States.

Mr. Fox commented, “The addition of Hallcrest broadens SpotSee’s offering of temperature indicators and makes SpotSee the market leader across shock, tilt and temperature indication and monitoring. The combination of the businesses offers significant opportunities to bring new products and capabilities to the broader customer base. With Harbour Group’s operations and acquisitions expertise, we look forward to continuing to expand both organically as well as through acquisition.”

Russell Booth, Managing Director of TMC Hallcrest, stated, “We are very excited to join forces with SpotSee to expand the distribution of our irreversible indicator product portfolio worldwide and to unite our new-product development initiatives.”

Rocky Sapienza, VP of Operations of LCR Hallcrest added, “We look forward to the next phase for our business as we combine with SpotSee. We see our complementary customer bases and products coming together to reinforce our position as a market leader in the temperature indication market.”

Tony Fonk, CEO and President of SpotSee, stated, “We are thrilled by the combination of Hallcrest and SpotSee to create a world leader in the growing temperature indication and monitoring market. Hallcrest has a strong reputation in temperature indication serving the medical, industrial and consumer markets. We believe Harbour Group’s strategic, operational, and acquisition expertise gathered over many years will continue to be a valuable resource to help our business grow. We look forward to providing an enhanced and innovative global product offering by combining these three great companies.”

About SpotSee Holdings

SpotSee Holdings develops and manufactures shock, vibration, temperature, and other environmental condition monitoring solutions for in-transit, in-plant, and in-storage applications.  The company offers a broad portfolio of branded products including indicator devices, RFID, Bluetooth, satellite, and cellular connected devices that provide real-time tracking, monitoring, and reporting capabilities.  The company is headquartered in Dallas.

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 control solutions, remote monitoring solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, stainless fittings and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 213 companies in 47 different industries.

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NEWS // December 3, 2020

Harbour Group acquires DynaGen Technologies

Cattron, a Harbour Group company, acquired DynaGen Technologies (“DynaGen”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman...

Cattron, a Harbour Group company, acquired DynaGen Technologies (“DynaGen”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

DynaGen is a leading provider of controls for generators and engines as well as telemetry. The company, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, serves industrial, mobile equipment and marine markets across North America.

Mr. Fox commented, “DynaGen’s strength in the generator control space meaningfully expands the breadth of applications and customers served by the Cattron family of control solutions brands. We are thrilled to add DynaGen to the family.”

“DynaGen brings trusted engineering, product design and application expertise to a vital customer base,” said, Ryan Wooten, CEO of Cattron. “Beyond generator control, the company has made great strides in offering users flexible and powerful telemetry capability. We are continually focused on expanding our offering and bringing value to our customer relationships.  DynaGen is a strong strategic complement and will enable us to broaden our market considerably. We now offer a truly unique capability set to our customers.”

Jamie Davison, CEO of DynaGen commented, “DynaGen’s controllers are a natural addition to the Cattron control solutions offering. We believe the combined management and scale of our businesses will provide meaningful opportunities for growth beginning day one. We are pleased to join Cattron and look forward to being a part of the Harbour Group family and having access to their operational and strategic resources.”

About Control Solutions Group

Cattron and its subsidiaries provide an extensive suite of machine control solutions, including remote control, engine control, process automation and telemetry to industrial equipment markets under the Cattron, LOFA, and DynaGen brands.

 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 control solutions, remote monitoring solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, stainless fittings and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 212 companies in 47 different industries.

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NEWS // July 7, 2020

Harbour Group merges Cattron Holdings Inc. and LOFA Industries, LLC

The parent companies of Cattron Holdings Inc. (“Cattron”) and LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), each...

The parent companies of Cattron Holdings Inc. (“Cattron”) and LOFA Industries, LLC (“LOFA”), each part of the Harbour Group family of companies, have merged to form a comprehensive control solutions platform company (“Control Solutions”), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the merger were not disclosed.

Control Solutions, through its subsidiaries, now provides one of the most comprehensive offerings of operator, machine, and engine control products in the industry. With world-class control systems and growing automation, telemetry, and IoT technologies, Control Solutions is well-positioned to offer mission-critical products at the forefront of remote equipment automation.

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 focused on operator safety and process efficiency. The company also offers wireless safety systems to protect personnel from moving machinery and equipment both on the factory floor and in outdoor environments. Cattron is based in Warren, Ohio.

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 company is based in Roswell, Georgia.

“The Control Solutions platform will deliver a broadened family of products and solutions to the customers and channels that already trust these great brands,” said Mr. Fox.  “We believe the customers of both companies will realize significant benefits from the merger.”

Ryan Wooten, President of Cattron, added, “The expanded engineering capacity and portfolio of Control Solutions will enable us to bring even more value to our existing markets while expanding into exciting new verticals. The opportunity here is significant.”

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 stainless hose fittings, condition monitoring devices, machine control solutions, wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 211 companies in 47 different industries.

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NEWS // February 6, 2020

Harbour Group acquires Stainless Hose Fittings

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

SHF, Inc. (“SHF”), 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 asset transaction were not disclosed.

SHF is a distributor of stainless adaptors, fluid power fittings, instrumentation fittings, and valves. As a supplier of repair and maintenance parts to a variety of end markets, including marine, industrial, chemical, and oil and gas, SHF stocks high-quality, hard-to-find parts in metric and imperial sizes. SHF also manufactures custom parts with short lead times.  The business, which is based in Pasadena, Tex., was founded in 2002 by Michael Chapman, who will continue in his capacity as president.

“We are excited to have SHF join the Harbour Group family,” Mr. Fox said.  “With a focus on quality products and superior customer service, the company has established itself as a go-to provider in its markets. Michael has built a great business. With the combination of SHF and Harbour Group, we expect to accelerate SHF’s growth in both current and new markets.”

Mr. Chapman commented, “Harbour Group is a great partner to take the business to the next level.  Harbour Group has a track record of building similar businesses, and will be a powerful driver of success for our customers, employees, and suppliers.  With strong operational and industry expertise, specifically in industrial distribution, we are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.”

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 stainless hose fittings, condition monitoring devices, machine control solutions, wireless control solutions, fence and gate hardware systems, interior wallcoverings and fabrics, LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.  Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 211 companies in 47 different industries.

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