Appleton Mfg. Division Purchased By Web Handling Industry Supplier Double E
NEENAH, Wis. — August 16, 2016 — Double E Co. of 319 Manley Street in West Bridgewater, Mass., has purchased Appleton Mfg. Division. Headquartered in Neenah, Wis., Appleton Mfg. Division joins Epoch Rollers and Double E Europe (STCMi), under the Incline Equity Partners owned, Double E Co. group.
“The acquisition is Double E’s second in the last 12 months, building on a market strategy to offer single source solutions for all your Web handling needs,” comments Double E’s CEO Tom Pranka. “We are excited to welcome Appleton into the Double E family and honored to be associated with a company with such broad and deep roots in the web handling and converting industries.”
Ron Hirn, Appleton’s president, reflects, “The Appleton Manufacturing/Double E combination results in a stronger team overall, allowing us to leverage the skills and specialties of both organizations into a company that delivers ever more value to our customers.”
About Appleton Mfg. Division
Appleton Mfg. Division is a fully integrated engineering, design, sales, service and manufacturing firm. It is the industry’s leading provider of core cutters, core handling and finishing equipment, roll and cart movers, and related core processing and handling solutions. Its origins date back more than 100 years in the paper and web handling industry.
About Double E Co.
Double E Co. is the premier supplier of engineered solutions for Core Chucks, Safety Chucks, Core Plugs, Core Shafts, Idler Rollers, Reel Spools and associated accessories to the web handling industry worldwide.