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Center Manufacturing

Acquisition Date: December 14, 2006

Exit Date: December 17, 2012

Business Description:

Center Manufacturing, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of complex welded tubular assemblies and metal fabrications primarily for motorcycle/ATV, commercial vehicle and automotive applications.  The company is headquartered and has two manufacturing facilities in Grand Rapids, MI, as well as related manufacturing operations in Wytheville, VA and Greenwood, SC.

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Investment Approach / Accomplishments:

Supplemented and provided leadership to existing management team.

Created fundamental improvement in performance:

  • Identified and currently executing on operations/cost structure improvement opportunities
  • Identified plant layout and capacity utilization improvements
  • Identified and currently executing on growth opportunities in existing and new markets
  • Completed strategic acquisitions to expand fabricating and large diameter tube capabilities