L3 Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Its Vertex Business to American Industrial Partners

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L3 Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Its Vertex Aerospace Business to American Industrial Partners

May 01, 2018 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Vertex Aerospace business to American Industrial Partners for $540 million in cash. As part of the agreement, L3 will also sell its Crestview Aerospace and TCS business units, which are included in the Aerospace Systems business segment.

“This is a strategic step toward optimizing L3’s portfolio. We will use the proceeds from the sale to invest in the continued growth of L3, consistent with our capital allocation strategy and plans.”

“We’re pleased with this divestiture process,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s Chief Executive Officer and President. “This is a strategic step toward optimizing L3’s portfolio. We will use the proceeds from the sale to invest in the continued growth of L3, consistent with our capital allocation strategy and plans.”

This transaction is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The Vertex Aerospace results of operations were reported as discontinued operations beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017, and Crestview Aerospace and TCS were reported as assets held for sale in continuing operations. The company expects to record a gain on the sale of these businesses.

Vertex Aerospace provides aviation logistics services, supply chain management, and maintenance, repair and overhaul services. Crestview Aerospace provides select rotary aircraft component fabrication and assembly, and TCS provides select engineering services and logistics support. For the year ended December 31, 2017, Crestview Aerospace and TCS generated $115 million of net sales, which were included in the Aerospace Systems segment results.

Moelis & Company LLC served as the financial advisor to L3 in connection with the transaction. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal advisor to L3.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion.

To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com. L3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding L3 is routinely posted on the company’s website and is readily accessible.

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American Industrial Partners Completes Acquisition of Rand Logistics, Inc.

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Jersey City, NJ March 1, 2018

Rand Logistics, Inc. (“Rand” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Company”), a leading provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes Region, announced today that American Industrial Partners (“AIP”) has completed its acquisition of the Company. AIP is a New York-based private equity firm with over $4.0 billion of assets under management that has focused on buying, improving and growing industrial businesses in the U.S. and Canada for over 20 years.

The transaction, which includes the confirmation of the prepackaged Chapter 11 Plan related to Rand and certain of its subsidiaries was consummated after all conditions to effectiveness in the Plan were satisfied or waived. As a result, the Company has emerged from Chapter 11 with a materially delevered balance sheet and dramatically reduced annual interest expense. By virtue of the acquisition of the Company by AIP, Rand now enjoys its strongest financial position in recent years.

“We are pleased to have completed the transaction and to be partners with a leading private equity firm that shares our vision for Rand’s future,” commented Edward Levy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rand. Mr. Levy added, “The transaction has recast our balance sheet and positions the Company for continued customer service and growth.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Rand and its leadership team to welcome a new beginning for a clear market leader in shipping and logistics on the Great Lakes,” said Jason Perri, a Partner of AIP. “Rand’s track record of reliability, safety, and service in moving critical raw materials among world class customers between ports on the Great Lakes speaks for itself. We are pleased to help Rand reduce its debt burden and restore its financial health for the benefit of all stakeholders, especially customers and employees, and look forward to working with Rand to continue to improve its operations and broaden its capabilities as a new platform for growth under our ownership.”

About Rand Logistics Rand Logistics, Inc. is a leading provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region. Through its subsidiaries, the Company operates a fleet of three conventional bulk carriers and twelve self-unloading bulk carriers including three tug/barge units. The Company is the only carrier able to offer significant domestic port-to-port services in both Canada and the U.S. on the Great Lakes. The Company’s vessels operate under the U.S. Jones Act – which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to vessels that are U.S. owned, built and crewed –and the Canada Coasting Trade Act – which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to Canadian registered and crewed vessels that operate between Canadian ports.

About American Industrial Partners
American Industrial Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm that makes control investments in industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. The firm has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. To date, AIP has completed over 70 transactions and currently has $4.1 billion of assets under management on behalf of leading pension, endowment and financial institutions. For more information on AIP, visit www.americanindustrial.com.

Rand Logistics, Inc.
Corporate Communications:
Annemarie Dobler
(212) 863-9429
[email protected]

Contiweb to become independent

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Contiweb, a renowned specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for advanced drying and web-handling products for printing today announced its plan to formalize its separation and operate as an independent company. Today Goss and manroland web systems announced the combination of their printing press businesses, with expected completion in mid-2018, subject to regulatory [and other] approvals. After transaction close, Contiweb will become a separate company under the ownership of American Industrial Partners with operations headquartered in Boxmeer, Netherlands

As an independent company, Contiweb will continue its growth agenda in becoming the premier ancillary supplier for Commercial and Digital Inkjet printing applications and press supplier for Label & Packaging applications. In addition, Contiweb will also continue its strong focus on product lifetime support by offering its full suite of aftermarket solutions for customers

Bert Schoonderbeek, Managing Director at Contiweb sees this development as a natural step, following the Contiweb repositioning in 2016. “We will continue to build upon our successful relationship with both Goss and manroland and are looking forward to continuing the cooperation as a strong partner of the combined company as we pursue other diversification opportunities. “Contiweb’s separation marks a new era for further growth of the company.“

Until transaction close, sales and service channels will remain unchanged.

March 1, 2018

American Industrial Partners Acquires The Brock Group

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October 30, 2017

American Industrial Partners Acquires The Brock Group

HOUSTON, TX – The Brock Group, a Houston-based provider of mission critical services to the refining, petrochemical, power generation and other industries, announced today that American Industrial Partners (AIP) has acquired majority ownership of the company. AIP is a New York-based private equity firm that focuses on buying, improving and growing industrial businesses in the US and Canada. Through the transaction, a substantial new money investment has added meaningful liquidity and capital resources to the company’s balance sheet, putting Brock in the strongest financial position in recent history.

“Today’s announcement represents an extremely positive step for the future of our company,” said Brock Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike McGinnis. “Brock’s leading position as a trusted supplier of services for large scale capital projects, critical maintenance and turnarounds will be further solidified with AIP as a partner. Furthermore, AIP’s investment in Brock significantly reduces our debt, strengthens our balance sheet and enables us to make new investments to enhance our commitments to our customers and drive the growth of our company. AIP’s expertise in industrial-sector businesses and collaborative management style will help position us to take advantage of the significant marketplace opportunities we see.”

AIP will work with management and employees to implement an operating agenda and business transformation that will substantially enhance Brock’s already excellent ability to service its customers and grow its presence in existing and new end markets. Over time, AIP will look to add to Brock’s portfolio of soft crafts and services in order to continue to solidify the company’s position as a one-stop shop for customer needs on-site.

“We are thrilled to partner with Brock and its leadership team to welcome a new beginning for a clear market leader in the industrial services space,” said Jason Perri, a Partner of American Industrial Partners. “Brock’s track record of unparalleled service and safety in providing mission-critical services to some of the largest companies in the world speaks for itself, and fits well with AIP’s goal of working together with great businesses to help them achieve their full potential.”

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About The Brock Group
The Brock Group is a leading provider of industrial specialty services with headquarters in Houston, Texas, and operating units in the United States and Canada. The company supports routine maintenance, turnarounds and capital projects by providing services including scaffolding and work access, insulation, coatings/linings, and asbestos abatement, as well as additional associated services. Brock has longstanding relationships with a broad array of customers including some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the oil & gas, refining, petrochemical, power generation, LNG and pharmaceutical industries. For more information on Brock, visit www.brockgroup.com.

About American Industrial Partners
American Industrial Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm that makes control investments in industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. The firm has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. To date, AIP has completed over 70 transactions and currently has $4.1 billion of assets under management on behalf of leading pension, endowment and financial institutions. For more information on AIP, visit www.americanindustrial.com.

Valmont Announces Sale of Mining Consumables Business

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August 24, 2017

Omaha, NE – Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and mechanized irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, today announced a definitive agreement to sell its Australian mining consumables business to Moly-Cop, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners, a private equity firm headquartered in the United States. This business, known as Donhad Pty. Ltd., was acquired as part of Valmont’s acquisition of Delta plc in May 2010 and is reported as part of the Company’s Energy and Mining segment, generating $83.1 million in revenues in 2016. The Company plans to use the proceeds from the sale to reinvest in opportunities to grow and improve its existing infrastructure and agricultural businesses. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, the timing of which is also dependent upon receiving Australian regulatory approvals. No further transaction details were disclosed.

Moly-Cop is a leading global manufacturer of grinding media used primarily by global copper, gold, and iron ore producers to break down ore in the primary phase of mineral concentration. Moly-Cop is the industry’s innovator and has deep technical knowledge in both the underlying metallurgy of its high-performance products and the specific product application requirements of its customers. Moly-Cop was acquired by American Industrial Partners in January 2017.

American Industrial Partners is an operationally-oriented middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. The Firm has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. To date, AIP has completed over 70 transactions and currently has USD$4.1 billion of assets under management on behalf of leading pension, endowment and financial institutions.

Valmont is a global leader, designing and manufacturing highly engineered products that support global infrastructure development and agricultural productivity. Its products for infrastructure serve highway, transportation, wireless communication, electric transmission, and industrial construction and energy markets. Its mechanized irrigation equipment for large-scale agriculture improves farm productivity while conserving fresh water resources. In addition, Valmont provides coatings services that protect against corrosion and improve the service lives of steel and other metal products.

This release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that management has made in light of experience in the industries in which Valmont operates, as well as management’s perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate under the circumstances. As you read and consider this release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond Valmont’s control) and assumptions. Although management believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect Valmont’s actual financial results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These factors include among other things, risk factors described from time to time in Valmont’s reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as future economic and market circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results, operating efficiencies, availability and price of raw material, availability and market acceptance of new products, product pricing, domestic and international competitive environments, and actions and policy changes of domestic and foreign governments. The Company cautions that any forward-looking statement included in this press release is made as of the date of this press release and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement.

Contact Jeff Laudin
Phone: 402-963-1158
Fax: 402-963-1198

Canam Group Announces Completion of Going-Private Transaction by a Group of Investors led by the Dutil Family

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July 1, 2017

All amounts in this press release are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified.

(Saint-Georges, QC) — Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM) (“Canam” or the “Corporation”) announced today the successful completion of the previously announced statutory arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec) (the “Arrangement”) pursuant to which Canaveral Acquisition Inc. (the “Purchaser”), a company held by members of the Dutil family (the “Family Group”), American Industrial Partners, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“Caisse”) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ (“FSTQ” and, collectively with the Family Group and Caisse, the “Rollover Shareholders”), has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Canam (the “Shares”), except for the Shares contributed directly or indirectly by the Rollover Shareholders to the Purchaser (the “Rollover Shares”) in exchange for shares of the Purchaser, for a cash consideration of $12.30 per Share.

The Purchaser has delivered to Computershare Trust Company of Canada (“Computershare”), the depositary for the Arrangement, sufficient funds to enable it to make payments to the Shareholders (other than Rollover Shareholders) pursuant to the terms of the Arrangement. In accordance with the Arrangement, payment will be made by the depositary to the Shareholders (other than Rollover Shareholders) as soon as practicable following the date hereof.

Letters of transmittal have been mailed to registered Shareholders and are also available under the profile of Canam at www.sedar.com. The letter of transmittal explains how registered Shareholders can deposit and obtain payment for their Shares. Registered Shareholders must return their duly completed letters of transmittal to Computershare in order to receive the consideration to which they are entitled for their Shares. Non-registered Shareholders should carefully follow the instructions from the broker, investment dealer, bank, trust company, custodian, nominee or other intermediary that holds Shares on their behalf.

It is anticipated that the Corporation’s Shares will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange at the end of trading on or about July 5, 2017.

About Canam Group Inc.

Canam specializes in designing integrated solutions and fabricating customized products for the North American construction industry. Each year, Canam takes part in an average of 10,000 building, structural steel and bridge projects, which can also include the supply of preconstruction, project management and erection services. The Corporation operates 23 plants across North America and employs over 4,650 people in Canada, the United States, Romania and India.

About American Industrial Partners

American Industrial Partners is an operationally oriented middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American-based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. The firm has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. To date, American Industrial Partners has completed over 70 platform and add-on transactions and currently has US$4.1 billion of assets under management on behalf of leading pension, endowment and financial institutions. American Industrial Partners invests in all forms of corporate divestitures, management buyouts, recapitalizations, and going-private transactions of established businesses with leading market shares with revenues of between US$200 million to US$2 billion.

About Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Caisse is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As at December 31, 2016, Caisse held $270.7 billion in net assets. As one of North America’s leading institutional fund managers, Caisse invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.

About Fonds de solidarité FTQ

FSTQ is a development capital fund that channels the savings of Quebecers into investments. As at November 30, 2016, the organization had $12.2 billion in net assets, and through its current portfolio of investments has helped create and protect over 187,000 jobs. FSTQ is a partner in more than 2,600 companies and has nearly 618,000 shareholder-savers. For more information, visit fondsftq.com.

Caution Regarding Forward-looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including statements regarding the prospects of the industry and prospects, plans, financial position and business strategy of Canam, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and regulations. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “foresee”, “believe” or “continue”, the negatives of these terms, variations of them and similar expressions.

The forward-looking statements in this document reflect the Corporation’s expectations on the date hereof and are subject to change after that date. The Corporation expressly disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws.

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François Bégin
Vice President, Communications
Canam Group Inc.
418-228-8031/ 418-225-1355 (mobile phone)
[email protected]

Goss Adds to Portfolio with Acquisition of Loudon Machine, Inc.

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DURHAM, N.H. May 8, 2017 – Continuing its trajectory of strategic growth, Goss International today
announced the acquisition of Loudon Machine, Inc. in an asset transaction.

“This is our second acquisition in 2017 to help grow our aftermarket business and enhance our product offerings,” says Stan Blakney, Chief Operating Officer of Goss. “This purchase focuses on the post-press segment of the market, and enables us to enhance our bindery products and service –
parts capabilities.”

Based in Effingham, Illinois, Loudon Machine is a full-service company focused on the commercial printing industry. They specialize in the worldwide supply of new and refurbished bindery equipment, parts and service, with a product line extending from saddle stitchers, feeders and bases to shuttle hoppers, test stands, and trimmers. In addition to their printing industry expertise, Loudon has several custom manufacturing services.

“Boone and I are excited to join the Goss family. Together, we are in a much stronger position to service our customers long into the future,” says Loudon co- owner Noah Brandenburger.

Goss and Loudon will work synergistically to further expand their joint capabilities in the finishing and bindery segment of the commercial printing business, while augmenting the scope of Goss’ customer service range.

Blakney says, “We want to be able to fulfill customers’ needs for new and refurbished equipment throughout, from press to post-press. Loudon enhances our capabilities as we continue to push down the path towards expanding our aftermarket business. We will continue to look for additional
opportunities for both organic and inorganic growth.”

Mohit Uberoi, Chief Executive Officer and President of Goss adds, “We are very pleased with the progress made at Goss under the ownership of our shareholder American Industrial Partners. We look forward to announcing more acquisitions and collaboration deals in the near future, reaffirming our commitment to the printing industry.”

Goss International: Corporate, EMEA and Americas – Layla Stevenson
([email protected]) 603-750-6711

Additional information about Goss may be found on the Goss website:

REV Group Acquires Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.

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April 25, 2017 01:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–REV Group (NYSE:REVG), a $2+ billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, today announced the acquisition of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. (“Ferrara”), a leading custom fire apparatus and rescue vehicle manufacturer that engineers and manufactures vehicles for municipal and industrial customers. The Ferrara product portfolio includes multiple fire apparatus configurations tailored to the specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry – including custom-builds on their own chassis as well as solutions on commercially available chassis such as Freightliner and International. This acquisition enhances REV’s product offering in its Fire Group within its Fire & Emergency segment, particularly with custom chassis pumpers, aerials, and industrial apparatus.

“We are pleased to welcome Ferrara to the line-up of our premier portfolio of fire brands which includes E-ONE and KME,” said Dan Peters, President of REV Fire Group. “The Ferrara brand has a long history of product innovation built around a commitment to heavy duty vehicle construction.” Peters added, “The addition of Ferrara to the REV Fire Group enables a number of new growth opportunities including expansion of our reach nationwide and adding new geographical regions and key accounts. We look forward to building upon the success of the Ferrara brand with an emphasis on driving new product innovation and exceeding customers’ expectations.”

Tim Sullivan, CEO, REV Group, Inc. commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Ferrara Fire Apparatus join our team at REV. Ferrara further strengthens our brand offering of fire apparatus vehicles and market presence, adding a diverse product portfolio that is complementary to our line of great American-made specialty vehicles. Ferrara will immediately contribute strategic value by expanding the REV Fire Group national footprint, dealer sales network, service and after-market parts revenue as well as enhancing our robust line of custom chassis and aerial products for multiple market segments.”

Headquartered in Holden, LA, Ferrara employs more than 450 employees with annual revenue of approximately $140 million. The acquisition of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. closed on April 25, 2017. Contemporaneous with the acquisition, REV has refinanced its debt facilities to include a new $350 million Asset Based Lending (ABL) revolving credit facility and a $75 million 5-year Term Loan. Details are available in the 8-K filed today with the SEC.

About REV Group

REV (REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 29 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. Investors-REVG

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including: statements regarding the acquisition of Ferrara, its integration into REV’s business and the future performance of REV. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and similar expressions and references to future periods. The forward-looking statements in this release are only predictions. REV has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its business. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements made. Important factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements, including the risk that the anticipated benefits and synergies from the acquisition cannot be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the possibility that costs or difficulties related to the integration of Ferrara’s operations will be greater than expected; and the risk that the benefits to our business of the acquisition will not meet our expectations. For additional disclosure regarding risks related to REV’s business, see the disclosure contained in the “Risk Factors” section of REV’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 7, 2016, available on the SEC’s website at https://www.sec.gov.

The forward-looking statements in this release represent REV’s views as of the date of this release. REV undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

REV Group
Dean Nolden, 1-414-290-0193
Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]

Rev Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs

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Luxury vehicle manufacturer adds product offerings
by Molly Dill April 13, 2017, 10:55 AM

Milwaukee-based Rev Group Inc. has acquired Elkhart, Indiana-based Midwest Automotive Designs LLC. The terms of the transaction, which was completed April 13, were not disclosed.

Rev Group manufactures 28 brands of specialty vehicles such as ambulances and shuttles at 15 locations, many of which are in the Midwest. The company has more than 6,000 employees. Tim Sullivan, former chief executive officer of South Milwaukee-based Bucyrus International Inc., has served as CEO of Rev Group since 2014. The company moved its headquarters to Milwaukee last year, and went public in January. The company has been vying for a contract to produce 180,000 vehicles for the United States Postal Service.

Midwest Automotive Designs “upfits” custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and manufactures luxury vehicles such as motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines and customized executive transportation vehicles. It has more than 130 employees and about $45 million in annual revenue. The company’s manufacturing and office facilities total more than 100,000 square feet.

This acquisition will expand Rev Group’s recreation and commercial product lines, adding Class B RVs and several limousine, charter and tour bus products. Midwest Automotive will operate as a subsidiary of Rev Group in its recreation division, said Dean Nolden, chief financial officer of Rev Group.

“We’re going to take advantage of any opportunities as a combined operation from an expense standpoint,” Nolden said. “The acquisition of Midwest gives us a good foothold in the strong, very fast-growing Class B (RV) market.”

Rev Group already makes Class A and Class C RVs, but wants to also take advantage of shifting demographics driving growth in the Class B RV space, Nolden said. According to Statistical Surveys Inc., Class B motorhome sales registrations jumped 53 percent in February and are up 36 percent year-to-date. Retiring baby boomers are buying up RVs for travel, and gradually move up the value chain into the most expensive line of RVs, Class A, he said.

“The addition of top quality custom shuttle buses, limousines and executive transportation vehicles is complementary to our existing commercial vehicle line of products,” said John Walsh, president of Rev Group’s bus division. “All of these products add to an already solid line of luxury vehicles under our Krystal and Federal brands. Our luxury transportation dealers will be very excited about these additions to our luxury product line.”

“One of our key strengths is our ability to rapidly design, engineer, and commercialize new products,” said Tim Gray, president of Midwest Automotive Designs. “Our combination with Rev makes all of the sense in the world. We are excited to tap into Rev’s technical resources and nationwide dealership footprint.”

Dynacast Finalizes Signicast Acquisition

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Dynacast International Inc.
03 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Dynacast International, a global manufacturer of precision engineered metal components, is pleased to announce the Signicast, LLC., acquisition closed Friday, March 31, 2017.

Signicast is a highly automated and vertically integrated manufacturer of precision investment cast components. The company is the largest commercial investment casting manufacturer in the world and is regarded for its superior product quality and value, speed and flexibility, engineering and customer service.

Combining the Dynacast and Signicast offerings provides customers even more design freedom, with expanded choices of material, part complexity, and volume. As part of the merger, Signicast will remain as a separate operating division, ensuring business as usual for customers.

“Given Signicast’s complementary manufacturing technology, this acquisition expands our existing customer offerings and accelerates our strategic vision for growth. I am pleased to be working closely with the Signicast team to ensure that the combined company continues to provide our customers with unparalleled technology, quality, and service,” stated Simon Newman, Dynacast’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The acquisition adds over 800 employees from Signicast’s two campuses in Wisconsin, expanding Dynacast’s footprint to more than 9,500 employees in 27 locations. The merger enables Dynacast to continue growing both businesses, with intentions to globalize the Signicast division in the coming years.

This transformative acquisition supports Dynacast’s strategic vision toward becoming a $1 billion-plus organization over the next two to three years and furthers Dynacast’s position as the foremost global manufacturer of precision metal components.

About Dynacast International Inc.
Dynacast works with organizations all over the world, helping bring their ideas to life with the highest quality precision engineered metal components on the planet. Customers can come from virtually any industry—consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, or any other where only the very best is good enough. And each benefits from our 80 years of experience pioneering the techniques and technologies that have redefined the industry. www.dynacast.com

About Signicast, LLC.
As a leading provider of investment castings, Signicast’s highly automated process provides customers with unparalleled lead times and quality levels. Combined with world-class engineering support and unique one-stop manufacturing solutions including machining, heat treating, painting, and assembly, Signicast customers receive the industry’s lowest total cost. www.signicast.com

For more information, please contact:
Taylor Topper, Dynacast International Inc.
[email protected]

SOURCE Dynacast International Inc.

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