GED Acquires Elite Manufacturing Solutions
GED Integrated Solutions Inc. acquired Elite Manufacturing Solutions, which adds machining capacity, manufacturing engineering support and operations leadership expertise to GED, according to officials.
“We are pleased to be adding Elite to the GED family,” says Bill Weaver, president and CEO of GED. “The acquisition allows us to expand our capabilities and services to the residential window market as well as to Elite’s customers in Northeast Ohio.”
Elite Manufacturing Solutions, now a GED business, will relocate to GED’s manufacturing facility in Glenwillow, Ohio. Although the business will continue to serve their existing customers in Northeast Ohio, this move is intended to provide Elite’s customers with the added machining capabilities of GED.
“Managing the supply chain, as well as providing products and components made in the USA from Northeast Ohio, is an important strategy of our business,” says Kevin Felix, vice president of operations at GED. “The Elite acquisition captures the 'job shop' manufacturing approach into the production of GED’s OEM equipment. The purchase will also give the Elite Manufacturing Solutions customer base an extended amount of capabilities and resources; this will allow the business to continue its successful growth as a ‘job shop’-based parts manufacturer.”
GED will retain all the Elite Manufacturing Solutions employees, including Dean O’Malley Sr., former owner/partner at Elite Manufacturing Solutions. O’Malley will continue to provide the primary manufacturing engineering for the company’s CNC machining operations.
Additionally, Dean O’Malley Jr., GED’s new manufacturing manager, will lead, plan, direct and coordinate the manufacturing operations of GED to ensure quality products are delivered to GED’s internal assembly departments, as well as external customers, by established deadlines.