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Contech Enterprises Purchases Tanglefoot Company

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Canadian company buys Michigan pest management manufacturer.

| November 9, 2009

The Lawn & Garden Performance Group of Gilbert, Arizona is pleased to announce the sale of The Tanglefoot Company to Contech Enterprises of Victoria, British Columbia. The primary focus of the Tanglefoot Company since its founding in 1885 has been the prevention of insect and wildlife damage to valuable shade and fruit trees.  

The Tanglefoot purchase adds numerous new products to Contech's green garden and pest management line including insect traps, tree care, and animal repellents.  Tanglefoot products are sold worldwide to agricultural companies, forestry departments, lawn and garden centers, nurseries, and hardware stores.
 
Tanglefoot was founded in 1885 as a manufacturer of fly paper.  The company's current products are designed to prevent insect and wildlife damage to plants and trees. It is best known for its adhesive barriers, including Tree Tanglefoot and Tangle-Trap.  Tanglefoot also distributes Aeroxon indoor fly management products throughout the United States.
 
"Selling Tanglefoot was an important decision and one that we did not take lightly," said president and owner Joe Skendzel.  "It was critical that the buyer fit well with our brand, our commitment to pesticide-free pest management, and our future ambitions."
 
The company headquarters – including marketing, sales, engineering and administration – will remain in Victoria, British Columbia.  Operations and science will continue to reside in Vancouver as well.  The manufacturing and distribution for Tanglefoot products will remain where it has been for more than 100 years at the Tanglefoot headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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