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Deal unites laminate press manufacturers

Black Bros. Co. of Mendota, Ill., agreed to purchase the 3-D Press division from Shaw-Almex Industries of Burlington, Ontario.

Black Bros. Co. purchased the rights to sell and manufacture the Thermo Vacuum and Thermo Laminating Line of Presses for the wood products industry and other specific industries. These presses laminate various films, foils, flexible plastics and veneers to 3 dimensional products, such as cabinet doors, store fixtures, tables, and office furniture, according to a company release.

“There is a tremendous similarity in our two companies, both in philosophy and customer service. We feel confident that Black Bros. will continue the traditions and level of quality that our customers expected from Almex,” Shaw-Almex CEO Tim Shaw said in a statement.

Black Bros. CEO Matt Carroll said, “Black Bros. Co. will maintain and continue quality and technology that Shaw-Almex has been known for worldwide for the past 50 years. We at Black Bros. are excited about this new product line, and the growth and value it will bring to our company and our customers worldwide.”

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