Both companies will continue to operate independently with existing management in place.
Midwest Rake Company, located in Warsaw, Ind. has purchased Seymour Manufacturing Co., headquartered in Seymour, Ind. The effective date of the acquisition was Sept. 28, 2012. Both companies are tool manufacturers, serving multiple markets both domestically and internationally.
Both companies will continue to operate independently with existing management in place; thereby requiring no change in customer relationships as it would pertain to the ongoing conduct of business. At the same time, the combined breadth and diversity of the product lines and the shared record of customer focus and integrity which underscores the reputations of both companies will translate into many meaningful opportunities for our customers. To better acquaint you with the two companies, the following profiles are provided.
Clifford Birge, chairman of the board and representing the Birge family, stated, “The Birge Family is delighted to announce the union of Seymour Manufacturing Co. and Midwest Rake, two like-minded family owned companies, with a tradition of integrity, quality, and service to their valued customers. We feel secure in our knowledge that our 140 year legacy will not only be preserved, but enhanced by the combined resources of the two companies.
Bill Henthorn, president and CEO of Midwest Rake Company, states “Both Midwest Rake and Seymour are healthy and progressive companies. We have great respect for the 140 year history of Seymour, the commitment to quality and integrity which underscores the Seymour heritage, and for the dedication and skills of Seymour employees in satisfying the needs of the customer.
"We are committed to protecting and building upon the many strengths of Seymour, with customer satisfaction being our top priority. We look forward to working with our employees, business partners and customers alike as we begin this new and exciting era.”