Elyria Foundry & Hodge Foundry
For over 100 years, Elyria Foundry and Hodge Foundry have been leading manufacturers of large gray and ductile iron specialty castings, ranging from 50 to 200,000 pounds. Today, they are fast paced, technically advanced, customer focused operations. While maintaining a strong presence in the global mining, energy and industrial markets, the foundry's diverse capabilities are regularly applied in the manufacturing of castings for a variety of end applications and markets.
Wellman Dynamics is an aerospace supplier known for manufacturing large scale, complex magnesium and aluminum castings for the defense and commercial aerospace markets. Wellman has been around for 100 years and has been a long-standing member of the Creston, Iowa community since 1965. Approximately 350 people are employed at Wellman.
Ashland Foundry & Machine Works, Inc.
Ashland Foundry & Machine Works, Inc. (AFMW) manufactures complex, highly engineered steel, chrome iron and high-alloy castings. The company has an AOD, extensive machining facility, simulation software and in-house 3-D printing to provide customers the ability to cast, machine, assemble and test large complex products.
Avon Gear designs and produces large, complex, precision parts for heavy-equipment industries in North America and beyond. The company collaboratively engineers and provides the part solution that maximizes long-term reliability, durability and overall cost effectiveness as a Tier 1 supplier to OEMs. Avon Gear Company was founded in 1974 and, in 2008, moved to its current 110,000-square-foot facility in Shelby Township, Michigan.
Block and Company
Block and Company is the largest manufacturer and distributor of cash handling products in North America. Block has been helping customers boost productivity, enhance security and increase efficiencies for over 80 years. We have proudly served the financial, gaming, hospitality, education, restaurant, retail and vending industries through the years with product solutions and services that have allowed our customers to build their businesses.
Craftsman Custom Metals
Craftsman Custom Metals is a full-service provider of precision metal components and products, with expertise in optimized design, prototyping, manufacture, and assembly capabilities. They support integrated supply chain management with design, cellular manufacturing, assembly and testing, painting, and finishing.
Since 1914 Dalton Foundry has been a leading manufacturer of Complex Machined Grey Iron Castings for the Industrial, HVAC, Agricultural, Marine and Construction Market. It has annual revenues of $70 Million. It is a premium supplier of gray iron, compacted graphite iron and ductile iron castings. Dalton provides large, highly cored, and complex iron castings for agriculture, railroad, construction, air conditioning/refrigeration, heads/blocks, power transmissions, material handling and medium/heavy-duty truck transmissions. Dalton delivers exceptionally consistent quality, easy machinability, and on-time.
Hazelton Casting Company
Hazleton Casting Company is a steel foundry specializing in alloy steel casting since the early 1900’s. The company has multiple induction furnaces, simulation software and in-house 3-D printing to provide customers with a range of technical capabilities and the ability to cast, machine, assemble and test large complex products.
M&T Hardware, founded in 1964, has evolved into a leading manufacturer and value-added distributor of doors, frames, finishing hardware, construction specialty products and access control devices in Western Canada and the US Pacific Northwest. The company primarily serves the mixed-use, multi-family residential market along with the industrial, commercial, and institutional (“ICI”) market segment.
MetCan Industrial Corp., an Opta Group company
Since its incorporation nearly 30 years ago, MetCan Industrial Corp. has established itself as a recognized leader by using state-of-the-art technologies to produce and distribute high-quality, custom blended synthetic slag for use by steelmakers.
Midland is a full-service provider of contract metal stampings and fabrications to major tier one manufacturers in automotive, appliance, industrial, trailer, and cookware industries. Midland’s products include complex and engineered stampings and fabrications as well as a series of highly specialized products, including polished cookware lids and trash and linen chutes. Midland has extensive manufacturing capabilities, including stamping presses, plasma cutting, laser cutting, turret presses, punch press, 3-axis vertical machining center, drill press, automated polishing, and welding equipment.
Motor Castings Company
Motor Castings Company (“MCC”), based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was a bolt-on acquisition for Dalton Corporation. MCC offers full product management to produce a variety of complex products, each of which requires special handling and process controls.
Opta Minerals is a vertically integrated provider of custom process solutions and industrial mineral products used primarily in the steel, foundry, loose abrasive cleaning, waterjet cutting and municipal water filtration industries. Opta Minerals has production and distribution facilities throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as locations in France, Slovakia, and Germany.
Oxxynova, dating back to 1958 and based in Steyerberg, Germany, is a mid-sized chemical company that specializes in the production and marketing of liquid dimethyl terephthalate (“DMT”). As the leading manufacturer in Europe, Oxxynova continues to innovate DMT and related xylol-derivative products. DMT is used in many everyday products, including seat belts, food packaging, tarps, and medical devices. Recently, the Company has developed a second business lined geared toward re-purification of chemicals.
Plasma-Tec & Howell Gear
Plasma-Tec specializes in machining parts for the Oil & Gas industry, General Industrial, Construction, Power Generation and Food Processing industries. A precision supplier for rapid turnaround of machined wear components.
Howell Gear is a manufacturer that provides low-to-medium volume batch manufacturing for complex gear and shaft applications.
SKW is a global partner to all manufacturers of high-quality steel products. Our primary and secondary metallurgy solutions enable manufacturers throughout the world to make high-quality products while controlling costs. We offer technologies and processes to meet every customer’s unique needs. Thanks to our commitment to excellence—and our ongoing research for new, improved processes — SKW enjoys a reputation for being the global market leader in liquid metal treatment.
Sawbrook Steel Casting LLC
Sawbrook Steel Castings LLC, founded in 1924 and based in Cincinnati, Ohio, produces low- carbon, low-alloy steel castings for numerous industries including military, mining, and construction. Sawbrook is capable of producing steel castings ranging from one pound up to 10,000 pounds of net casting weight.
Shanahan’s is the largest distributor, manufacturer and installer of hardware, hollow-metal doors, and construction specialty products in Canada. The company is also the exclusive Canadian distributor of ABUS security products and other third-party hardware, industrial/wood doors, and washroom accessories through its Hardware Agencies and Serrubec brands. Shanahan’s has been serving the Division 8 and 10 building products market since the 1960s and has grown to include production and sales facilities in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.
Weatherly Casting and Machine Company
Weatherly Casting and Machine Company, a sister company to Hazleton Casting Company, is an iron and iron alloy foundry specializing in very large castings. Weatherly provides machining services along with other value-add services such as laboratory and non-destructive testing.
Western Plastic Products Group
Western Plastics Products Group is a niche, technical manufacturer of large blow-modeled OEM and consumer packaged products with diverse product capabilities and complete supply chain management services.
Founded 45 years ago and based in McAllen, Texas, Magic Valley produces predominantly Southern frozen (fresh or prepared) vegetables for distribution to major food outlets and institutional buyers throughout the United States. Magic Valley is an industry leader in handling unique produce such as okra, southern greens, black-eyed peas, and diced turnips. The company distributes both under its own food service labels and private label.
Pacific Steel, founded in 1934 and based in Berkeley, California, makes carbon, low-alloy and stainless-steel castings for US and international customers, mainly for heavy-duty trucks, oil-drilling construction equipment, and other heavy industrial end-markets. The company employed 430 employees and generates close to $100 million (US) in revenue in three plants at the Berkeley site.
Stahl Specialty Company
Stahl Specialty Company, a carve-out from Thyssen Krupp, is a dominant supplier of machined permanent mold aluminum castings serving the heavy truck, marine, heavy industry, and automotive end markets. It is one of the largest permanent mold foundries in the country. Stahl continues to lead in the aluminum casting industry pouring 35,000,000 pounds of aluminum castings per year. On December 31, 2010, Stahl was sold to Ligon Industries. The transaction completed a successful three-and-a-half-year investment, which included a period of restructuring and refocusing the company during the financial crisis for future growth.
Syrgis Performance Initiators
Syrgis Performance Initiators (SPI) is a leading manufacturer of customer-tailored formulations of ketone peroxides in North America and Europe, and benzoyl peroxides in North America. In July 2012, United Initiators acquired SPI from Syrgis Performance Products owned by Edgewater Capital Partners. The acquisition was a significant bolt–on acquisition and enabled United Initiators to expand its product range and geographic reach.
The Degussa Initiators Group was acquired from Evonik in 2008 and renamed United Initiators. Operating since 1911, United Initiators is a leading manufacturer of organic peroxides and persulfates, with operations in Germany, the US, China, and Australia. Since 2012, ownership of this company has been shared with Vision Capital.