Kathy Davis Designs, Inc.
For more than 25 years, millions have turned to Kathy Davis to find just the right words to offer comfort, share joy and celebrate life with the ones they love. Kathy Davis, the company founder established KDS with the mission to “create a life you love” and set out to design and license her unique artwork for use in the creation of greeting cards and other lifestyle design products.
Kathy Davis Designs, Inc. was acquired by American Greetings Corporation.
The Lifeguard Store
Headquartered in Bloomington, IL and founded in 1990, The Lifeguard Store is the largest supplier of lifeguard equipment, aquatic safety products, and lifeguard swimwear in the U.S. The Company is also a leading outfitter of swimwear, swim gear, and equipment to the competitive swim team market. The Lifeguard Store offers the top brands in the market including Speedo, TYR, Adidas, Dolfin and Nike as well as its own Rise Aquatics private label line.
The Lifeguard Store has been acquired by Adolph Kiefer & Associates.
Headquartered in Roselle, Illinois and founded in 1923, Sternberg Lighting has maintained its position as a leader in the architectural and decorative street lighting industry. With its unique combination of technological innovation and design, the Company serves diverse end-markets including municipal, education and commercial customers.
Sternberg Lighting, a majority ESOP-owned company, has been acquired by Lumenpulse Group.
Founded more than 80 years ago, Talkaphone is the industry’s leading designer and manufacturer of security and life safety communication products and solutions for customers all over the world. Talkaphone manufactures emergency communication systems, mass notification systems, area of rescue/refuge systems, and access control systems for educational, corporate, commercial, and government needs.
Talkaphone was acquired by Capital For Business and Northcreek Mezzanine.
Rampart Hydro Services
Rampart Hydro Services is the leading hydrodemolition company in the United States. Rampart performs concrete removal and surface preparation using specialty ultra-high water pressure equipment, along with vacuum debris removal and cleanup, and wastewater treatment and filtration services on infrastructure and other projects across the United States and Canada.
Rampart Hydro Services has been acquired by Structural Group
Tacoma Electric Supply
Founded in 1981 in Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Electric Supply is a full-service electrical distributor with locations in Tacoma and Puyallup. Tacoma Electric is consistently listed in the top 200 largest distributors in the nation in Electrical Wholesaling magazine
Tacoma Electric Supply Inc., a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners has been acquired by Winsupply Inc.
Bettcher® Industries is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative precision cutting and trimming tools for the food processing and industrial manufacturing sectors. The company also manufactures food preparation equipment for restaurants and commercial kitchens in the foodservice industry.
Bettcher Industries, Inc., a majority ESOP-owned company, has been acquired by Morgenthaler Private Equity.
Headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska and founded in 1945, Kriz-Davis is a leading distributor of electrical products with 18 locations covering six states in the Midwest. As a full line electrical distributor, the Company has continuously served the electrical utilities, industrial/automation, electrical contractor, and data communications markets while delivering value and innovation to the growing needs of its customers.
Kriz-Davis Co., a majority ESOP-owned company, has been acquired by Border States Industries, Inc.
Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing, Inc.
For over 35 years, Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing, Inc. and Affiliates has been a leader in providing sales, marketing, analytical, and retail support to manufacturers of natural and specialty food items. Harlow provides services to approximately 400 consumer packaged goods companies representing nearly 875 brands within the grocery, natural, multicultural, and drug & general merchandise market segments.
Harlow HRK Sales & Marketing, Inc., a majority ESOP-owned company, was acquired by Impact Sales LLC.
New Castle Stainless Plate, LLC
New Castle Stainless Plate is recognized for producing world-class specialty and standard grades of stainless steel. Its end markets include infrastructure, transportation, power generation, heavy chemical industries and the oil & gas sector. The Company, which employs 112, will continue to be based in New Castle, IN and will be managed and owned by the same successful senior management team that ran the business for the parent company.
The United States based stainless steel plate operations of Outokumpu Oy have been acquired by management and D’Orazio Capital Partners, LLC and renamed New Castle Stainless Plate, LLC
Door Engineering and Manufacturing, LLC
Headquartered in Kasota, Minnesota, Door Engineering designs and manufactures customized industrial, commercial, aviation and specialty doors. With over 10,000 door systems installed worldwide, Door Engineering’s door systems are built for not only long-lasting durability but also for low maintenance, speed and safety.
Door Engineering and Manufacturing, LLC, a portfolio company of The Mendota Group, has been acquired by Senneca Holdings.
Diedrich Drill, Inc.
Founded in 1973 and located in LaPorte, IN, Diedrich is a manufacturer of Diedrich Drill brand drill rigs and tooling for the geotechnical, environmental, geothermal and groundwater drilling industries. The Company manufacturers a range of drill rig models that will typically reach depths from 25 to 2,000 feet. In addition, the Company manufactures a variety of tooling including augers, drill rods, soil samplers, among other tooling used in underground site investigation and monitoring activities.
Diedrich Drill was acquired by Cape Kauri Partners, LLC
With a history dating back to 1927, Mapes LBH, Inc. & Subsidiaries is a leading processor and distributor of specialty enameling and electrical steel with significant steel toll processing, storage and transportation capabilities. The Company also manufactures transformer cores for the power distribution industry.
Mapes LBH, Inc. & Subsidiaries, a majority ESOP-owned company, have been acquired by Mapes Holdings LLC.
Manchester Metals, LLC ("Manchester" or the "Company") operates a grey and ductile iron foundry focused on producing complex, multi-core casting serving an array of end markets including oil and gas, municipal water systems, industrial machinery, heavy transportation and construction. With a niche in short to medium volume production runs, the Company produces casting that weigh from less than a pound to 2,000 pounds. Manchester was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in North Manchester, IN.
Manchester Metals, LLC was acquired by United Stars, Inc.
Consolidated Lumber is a leading provider of residential and commercial building and construction materials. Founded in 1903, the Company operates out of 16 locations serving the Wisconsin and Minnesota markets.
Consolidated Lumber, a majority ESOP-owned company, was acquired by Aiglon Capital Management
Founded in 1975, Quadna, Inc. is in the business of selling and servicing pumps, mixers, edgestrips, and other equipment related to fluid and air handling. Pumps are sold primarily to customers in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.
Quadna has been acquired by DXP.
Strom Products Ltd. is an American food manufacturer in Bannockburn, Illinois best known for its “No Yolks” brand of cholesterol-free noodles made without egg yolks and WACKY MAC fun and colorful shaped pasta.
Strom Products brands No Yolks and Wacky Mac were acquired by New World Pasta.
Atlas Energy, Inc.
Atlas Energy, Inc. operates as an independent developer and producer of natural gas and oil in the Appalachian, Michigan, and Illinois Basins.
Atlas Energy Inc. has been acquired by Chevron.
Brookshire Brothers is headquartered in East Texas and operates under nine distinctive retail brands – Brookshire Brothers, Brookshire Brothers Express, Cormie’s, David’s Supermarkets, David’s Express, Pecan Foods, Polk Pick-It-Up, Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy and Tobacco Barn.
Brookshire Brothers acquired Polk Pick-it-Up.
General Employment has been in the business of finding career opportunities for people and people for career opportunities for over 100 years. They provide direct hire, contract, and contract-to-hire services in the Accounting, Engineering, and IT fields.
General Employment Enterprises, Inc. has sold a controlling interested to PSQ, LLC.
Galen E. Wilson Petroleum
Founded in 1926 in Saginaw, MI, Galen E. Wilson Petroleum Co. is a network of retail convenience stores serving the Mid-Michigan area. The company has 17 retail locations under the Express Stop Convenience Stores name.
Express Stop was acquired by Corrigan Oil Co.
Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Van Meter is Iowa’s largest distributor selling more than 800 brands of electrical and mechanical products to contractor, industrial and commercial customers nationwide, as well as internationally. The company owns a lighting distributor in Chicago and recently announced plans to open a location in Omaha. Van Meter’s offering encompasses lighting, data communications, utility, automation, renewable energy, core electrical components and more.
Miller Electric Supply has been acquired by Van Meter, Inc.
Nephi Rubber Products (NRP) is located in Nephi, Utah, and was originally opened in 1947. Over the years, the principal products manufactured at the Utah facility have been hydraulic hose and large diameter industrial hose. In addition, NRP is a leading manufacturer of high pressure rotary drilling and vibrator hose for land and offshore drill rigs.
NRP Jones has been acquired by Main Street Capital Corporation.
Armstrong Bros Holding Co.
Armstrong Bros. Holding Co. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (comprised of Armstrong Manufacturing, Inc., Mangerton Trench Co. LLC, and ABHCO Transportation LLC) are engaged in the manufacture, sale and rental of trench shields and shoring products with production operations and administrative headquarters in Union City, Michigan. The Company also has sales offices & rental yards in four Michigan locations: Charlotte, Grand Rapids, Taylor, and Union City. The Company’s products are sold and rented to the construction industry under the brand names: Griswold Machine & Engineering (GME), Pro-Tec Equipment, and Shore-Tec.
GME and Pro-Tec has been acquired by Trinity Industries, Inc.
Alco Industries, Inc.
Alco Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in areas such as foundry industry, chemical blending, and environmental sciences. Alco Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania with manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
US Chemical & Plastics, an operating company of Alco Industries, Inc. has been acquired by Quest Chemicals, Inc.
Telescoop, Inc. is a manufacturer and innovator of a revolutionary line of hydraulic expanding box plows used on loaders, tractors, backhoes and skid loaders. Headquartered in Waterloo, Indiana, Telescoop’s products are sold through dealers in four states.
Telescoop, Inc. was acquired by Meyer Products, LLC.
Shamrock Scientific Specialty Systems, Inc. and Drug Package, Inc.
Shamrock Scientific Specialty Systems, Inc. has been a leading innovator in labeling for healthcare and research since its inception in 1969. The Company's stock printed labels set the standard for hospital and laboratory usage. They are in use throughout today's healthcare community. Headquartered in Bellwood, Illinois, they also have satellite plants in O'Fallon, Missouri and Orange, California. Drug Package, Inc. has provided one stop shopping, quality products and excellent service to pharmacies nationwide for over 133 years. The Company manufactures top quality laser and thermal pharmacy labels designed to match their customer's specified needs. The Company continues to keep pace with changing technology and anticipated new product demands.
Shamrock Scientific Specialty Systems, Inc. & Drug Package, Inc. have been acquired by PS Capital Partners, LLC.
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