La Vergne, TN - JPW Industries, Inc.®, headquartered in La
Vergne, TN, today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire
Edwards Manufacturing of Albert Lea, MN. JPW is a leading global
designer, marketer and distributor of branded metalworking and
woodworking equipment and specialty shop tools sold under the JET®,
Powermatic®, Wilton® and Promac® brand names. The company has
operations in six countries and sells in markets worldwide. Edwards
Manufacturing was founded in America in 1875 by Charles Douglas
Edwards and has been owned by the Hanson family since 1953.
Edwards manufactures industrial ironworkers, hydraulic accessory
tools, ironworker tooling, punches and dies, and specialty tools,
including the innovative, portable, hydraulic Edwards Strut Pro.
Edwards products are proudly Made in America and broadly
distributed through metalworking dealers in North America and
worldwide. Visit Edwards Manufacturing at
www.edwardsironworkers.com Robert Romano, JPW CEO, said: "In
Edwards Manufacturing, JPW has acquired a strong brand, outstanding
American Made products and a skilled workforce. We will maintain
the Midwestern manufacturing facility in Albert Lea, MN. When
combined with JPW's sales and marketing reach, we expect to
significantly expand Edwards' presence in its core markets and
beyond." Alexis Friend, Edwards President, stated: "Joining forces
with JPW will enable Edwards to leverage its respected brand,
innovative product designs and highly skilled employees. With JPW's
professional sales and marketing capabilities, we expect to
significantly strengthen and expand our position in existing and
new markets." About JPW Industries, Inc. Headquartered in La
Vergne, Tennessee, JPW Industries, Inc®. manufactures and
markets a wide range of machinery and equipment under the JET®,
Powermatic®, Wilton® and Promac® brands. In addition to its La
Vergne headquarters, the company has operations in Europe and Asia.
It sells through a vast network of distributor partners worldwide.
Visit JPW at www.jpwindustries.com # # #