October 10, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Emina Aliskovic
New operation will be part of integrated industrial manufacturer TG Manufacturing Group
Grand Rapids, MI – TGM Coatings, LLC a new division of western Michigan-based TGM Group, announced today it has acquired Grand Rapids-based A2Z Coatings.
A2Z operates a powder coating line out of a 35,000-square-foot facility in Grand Rapids, utilizing one of the largest curing furnaces in western Michigan. The company currently supplies multiple industrial sectors including automotive, material handling, and gaming, among others.
TGM Coatings will relocate the operations and employees to a TGM facility in Dorr, MI. TGM is investing in the powder coat line and the Dorr facility with the addition of automation systems to increase throughput and quality on the existing powder coat line, said TGM Chief Executive Officer Rich Achtenberg.
“The addition of TGM Coatings is a new phase for the TGM Group,” Achtenberg said. “Powder coat processing within the TGM Group will allow for continued complimentary processing. We’re excited to have automated powder coating capability to offer to the industrial community.”
Applying TGM’s global network, advanced manufacturing technology and quality systems into A2Z’s process capability and access to new markets is another step in TGM’s drive towards a seamless customer experience.
“The combination of A2Z’s process expertise and TGM’s investment in automation to the lines will greatly enhance the already strong reputation A2Z Coatings has,” said TGM Chief Operating Officer Kevin Kyle. “The addition of one of the largest-capacity powder coating furnaces in western Michigan will enhance our ability to manage programs that are both high-volume and long-term as well as more unique, larger project work.”
The acquisition of A2Z Coatings by TGM Group comes on the heels of the company’s recent acquisition of Grand Rapids-based Turnkey Fabrication. As part of that expansion, TGM increased turnkey’s existing single-shift operation to three shifts to support existing capacity requirements and TGM’s growth in several sectors.
“Today’s acquisition, along with the addition of Turnkey in August, will greatly enhance the TGM Group’s goal of vertical process integration with intrinsic value to its customers,” Achtenberg said.
About TG Manufacturing:
TG Manufacturing is a diverse, United States-based group of manufacturing companies. The organization services customers in a multitude of industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, material handling, furniture, appliances, renewable energy and construction, among others. It has a focus on utilizing modern technology, advanced manufacturing design and a skilled group of associates to produce world class products and manufacturing services. TG Manufacturing companies include Dorr Industries, AIM Industries, Dorr Industries Outdoor Products, Craft Steel, Tupelo Tool & Die and TurnKey Fabrication. It is a division of Tiger Industrial Systems, an industrial group that includes manufacturing, industrial land development and logistics. To learn more, visit: www.TG-Manufacturing.com.
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