Checkers Industrial Products, LLC Acquires HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc

In December 2010, Harvey & Company initiated and invested in the acquisition of Checkers Industrial Safety Products. Harvey & Company proactively sought add-on acquisitions that could expand Checkers’ presence with new product offerings sold through existing channels. In July 2011, Harvey located Yellow Jacket, a leader in industrial cable management systems, and initiated its acquisition and integration into Checkers. In April 2012, Checkers also acquired HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc. Below is the press release following the transaction:

Checkers Industrial Products, LLC Acquires HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc

April 5, 2012

Broomfield, CO – Checkers Industrial Products, LLC today announced the acquisition of HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc., a global market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of safety products for the mining, oil & gas, and other industrial markets. “The HBM acquisition expands our breadth of niche safety products and further strengthens our position to compete globally in a variety of industrial markets” said President David Kasnic. The combined product offering and additional capabilities in engineering and design provide increased value for its combined customer base and enhances Checkers capabilities to accelerate product innovation and response time to its customers.

Jim Matei President and majority owner of HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc., stated, “I am excited to join the Checkers family, a recognized industry leader in safety products to the mining sector, as well as other industrial markets. Combining HBM with Checkers will allow us to pick the best design features of our independent products to offer our customers the absolute best product.” HBM Canada is a leading producer of warning whips to the mining industry, as well as lighted signs, strobe and beacon lights, and other safety related products for industrial applications.

Checkers manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, aviation, military, construction, and entertainment markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets.

About Checkers Industrial Safety Products
Checkers Industrial Safety Products manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, aviation, military, construction, and entertainment markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets.
www.checkersindustrial.com

 

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