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Akron Brass Company Acquires Weldon Technologies, Inc.

Monday, June 20, 2005  

Wooster, Ohio-Akron Brass Co., a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of innovative products for firefighting, emergency rescue, homeland security, deicing, and other specialized industrial applications, announced today that it has acquired Weldon Technologies, Inc. located in Columbus, Ohio.

Founded in 1967, Weldon Technologies, Inc. is an ISO 9001: 2000 registered company that develops, manufactures, and sells state-of-the-art lighting devices and customized electrical control solutions for specialty vehicle markets. This includes ambulance, fire truck, school bus, recreational vehicle and marine markets.

Over the past 35 years, Weldon Technologies has designed and introduced many cutting-edge products including the V-MUX® multiplex system that utilizes power distribution units or nodes to reduce and replace traditional wiring harness bundles and electrical hardware. Other products include a broad array of warning lights, vehicle interior dome lights, marker lamps, scene lighting, and other lights – including several LED configurations.

"Combining Weldon’s extensive lighting and electrical control product portfolio with our existing scene lighting and power distribution equipment will provide even more single source supply capabilities for our OEM customers," stated Dan Peters, President of Akron Brass. "Moreover, Weldon’s expertise will enable us to broaden our innovations to meet the growing future requirements of our customers as well," he added.

Headquartered in Wooster, Ohio and now with operations in Washington, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio, Akron Brass has more than 400 associates and 500 distributors worldwide. Founded in 1918, Akron Brass is also ISO 9001: 2000 registered and is a Premier Farnell company.


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