Harvey & Company Initiates 12th & 13th Strategic Add-Ons for Playcore Holdings

With the addition of Porter Corporation and Knorr Systems, Harvey & Company has now initiated 13 strategic add-ons for Playcore since 2008.

PlayCore Acquires Porter Corporation

October 3rd, 2016 – Since 1964, Porter has been innovating architectural structures. Their innovative structural insulated panels (SIPS) helped  revolutionize high performance building systems by combining structure and insulation into one panel. Their well-known Poligon line of shelter structures leads the industry in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of shade coverings for applications in steel, fabric, and wood.

“We are excited to expand our line of shelter options, while increasing our operational ability with additional technological and manufacturing capabilities,” said PlayCore President, Roger Posacki. “We are excited about this opportunity to bring a market leader like Porter into our portfolio, to expand and support our mission of building communities through play and recreation.”

“We’re looking forward to our future as part of PlayCore,” said Dan Irrer of Porter Corporation. “Their leadership position and extensive research is a great fit and we look forward to continued innovation and growth.”
Day-to-day operations will continue from Porter’s headquarters in Holland, MI, as part of PlayCore’s family of brands.

About the Porter Corporation
Since 1964, Porter Corp. has been innovating architectural structures. Their Poligon line is the leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of open air shade structures for the Parks and Landscape Architect markets. Additionally, their PorterSIPs line (structural insulated panels) helped revolutionize high performance building systems for residential and commercial construction by combining structure and insulation into one panel. To even further their outreach, Porter Corp. recently added the line CEAS+, an architectural offering of open air steel structures that DEFI convention and enrich outdoor spaces.

PlayCore Acquires Knorr Systems

October 4th, 2016 – Founded in 1977, KSI has brought chemical automation to the commercial pool market, and expanded their distribution capabilities to offer a wide range of aquatic equipment, service, and expertise. “We are excited about this latest addition to our aquatics division,” said PlayCore President, RogerPosacki. “Their ability to provide aquatic equipment, service, training and daily operations to facilities in the United States greatly compliments our ability to service the aquatics industry.”

“We’re excited to be joining the family of brands at PlayCore,” added Rich Robert of KSI. Their expansion, servant leadership, and business model is inspiring and we’re looking forward to the next chapter in our growth.

Day-to-day operations will continue from the KSI headquarters in Santa Ana, California.

About Knorr Systems
Founded in 1977 by Larry Knorr, today Knorr Systems, Inc (KSI) provides products, training, operational maintenance, and turnkey aquatics projects across the United States. The company takes great pride in their dedication to customers, hands-on service, technical expertise, and full service solutions. For more information, log on to www.knorrsystems.com.

About PlayCore

PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, education, and partnerships. The company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands. PlayCore combines best-in-class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of each community they serve. Learn more at www.playcore.com.

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