Jrlon acquires South Carolina manufacturer

Wayne County’s Jrlon Inc. has extended its footprint with the acquisition of South Carolina manufacturer Metalworx Inc. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Metalworx is a high-performance contract manufacturer that specializes in precision machining and complete metal fabrication. The acquisition will add AS9100 certification, ITAR registration and ISO-13485 compliance to Jrlon’s portfolio, officials said Wednesday.

Based in Palmyra, Jrlon is a privately-held custom manufacturer of specialty metal and high-performance plastic and rubber products. The company is a global leader in the molding, machining and industrial coating of fluoropolymers, and offers injection molding, compression molding, CNC machining and more.

Brandon Redmond
Brandon Redmond

“Metalworx is a great fit into our family of businesses. Everything from the culture and people-over-profits mentality, to the diversity of products and services, makes it a perfect fit. We share a great deal of commonalities as organizations that should blend together very well,” said Jrlon Co-owner and COO Brandon Redmond. “They bring additional certifications that we did not have and have well-established relationships with a customer base that we were very interested in penetrating. We see this as an incredible opportunity to cross-sell and utilize each other’s capabilities. We are all about adding as much value to our customers as possible. It’s simple, Metalworx makes us a more valuable manufacturing partner to our customers.”

Metalworx has nearly 50 staffers and is a world-class manufacturer of low to high volume, highly engineered and precision manufactured components, assemblies and products. The company serves a range of markets including aerospace, transportation, medical device, the Department of Defense, forestry and other industrial and technology-based industries.

“Metalworx is in great hands with Jrlon Inc. and the two brothers, Brandon and Chad Redmond, who carry on a legacy with their family business. I am extremely confident the company cultures will allow for a seamless transition of ownership for all the employees, and our customers will appreciate the added capabilities that Jrlon will bring to their organizations,” said Metalworx outgoing President and CEO Michael Sawer. “Brandon and I had good rapport from our first meeting and I quickly realized Jrlon would be a great fit for the Metalworx family.”

Metalworx will continue to operate out of its two Summerville, S.C. locations.

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Palmyra manufacturer acquires RotaDyne’s Spencerport operation

jrlon2016smallJrlon Inc., a Palmyra, Wayne County, manufacturer of specialty metal and high performance plastic products, has acquired RotaDyne’s Spencerport Engineered Products Division for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition supports Jrlon’s continued growth plans and accelerates entry into new and adjacent markets, company officials said Thursday. Jrlon co-owner and chief operating officer Brandon Redmond said the addition of the roughly 35 staffers at EPD will bring the total number of employees to roughly 125.

EPD is a leader in compression molding elastomers and precision CNC machining. The additional capabilities will strengthen and extend the services offered by Jrlon and will broaden its scope in precision machining.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for us,” said Jrlon co-owner and CFO Chad Redmond. “Our businesses complement each other very well; there’s a lot of synergy there.”

He said that while the two companies have similar core strengths they lie in separate markets.

“We see this as an incredible opportunity to cross sell and markedly improve our ability to exceed our customers’ expectations,” he added.

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