Magnetek, Inc. Acquires the Assets and Business of Enrange LLC
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - February 5, 2008 - Magnetek, Inc., (NYSE: MAG) a leading designer and manufacturer of power control and delivery systems for the overhead material handling industry, today announced it has acquired the assets and business of Enrange LLC, Canonsburg, Pa. Enrange is a wireless control manufacturer providing radio remote controls for the material handling, industrial, hydraulic and rock mining industries. Their controls serve a broad range of applications, including overhead cranes, monorails, automatic guided vehicles, gates, doors, mining equipment, and conveyors.
Vice President and General Manager for Magnetek’s material handling business Perry Pabich said, “In conjunction with our current Telemotive and PulseStar radio control product lines, the acquisition of the Enrange business broadens the wireless control product portfolio we offer our existing customers and allows us to penetrate additional markets."
Pabich added, “Enrange has a proven track record of developing state-of-the-art radio frequency products, which will augment Magnetek’s wireless controls research and development efforts. And we’ll be able to expand the excellent service and technical support we are renowned for to Enrange customers.”
Peter McCormick, Magnetek’s chief operating officer said, “This acquisition – coupled with our Electromotive Systems drives and electrification products, Mondel brakes and Telemotive and PulseStar radio control product lines – further strengthens our position as the premier provider of products and services to the material handling industry.”
Enrange will continue to operate out of the Canonsburg facility. Current Enrange President Chris Dulin will lead product marketing and wireless controls research and development for all of Magnetek’s radio control product lines. Enrange Eastern Regional Sales Manager Dave Watenpool will handle sales for both Enrange and Magnetek radio control product lines, reporting to Ben Stoller, Magnetek Business Development Manager.
Magnetek manufactures digital power and motion control systems used in material handling, people-moving, communications and energy delivery. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing plants in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, as well as Menomonee Falls. For its fiscal year ended July 1, 2007, Magnetek’s revenues were $103.8 million.
Enrange is based in Canonsburg, Pa. Please visit Radio Remote Control Products for further information.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the effect of the acquisition of the Enrange business on Magnetek’s business and its position in the material handling industry. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and are beyond the Company's control. These risks and uncertainties include effects of economic, market and operating conditions on the Company and its financial results. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations are described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.