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4 Metal Fabrication Firms Merge to Create Caldera Manufacturing

Four manufacturing companies will merge to create a single-source provider of full-service manufacturing and fabrication solutions.
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Four U.S.-based industrial manufacturing companies – Summit Steel & Manufacturing, Fairlawn Tool, Laser Specialties and Summit Storage Solutions – announced the formation of a single manufacturing entity Caldera Manufacturing Group.

The four-company merger will create one of the largest single-source solution providers within the manufacturing space, company officials said in an Oct. 24 news release, and specialize in providing full service manufacturing and fabrication solutions across a variety of industries, including aerospace, agricultural equipment, conventional and alternative energy, automotive, consumer products, construction, entertainment, military/defense, and recreational vehicles.

Some of Caldera Manufacturing Group’s current capabilities include 2D sheet laser cutting, 3D tube laser cutting, bending and forming, centerless grinding, CNC turning and milling, manual and robotic welding, stamping, tubular bending, turret punching, batch and automated powder coating, and value-added assembly.

The four companies under Caldera Manufacturing Group will operate as usual; however, Caldera Manufacturing Group will continue to grow its network of facilities and capabilities, and upgrade equipment and processes. Caldera Manufacturing Group will be headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, at the current site of Summit Steel & Manufacturing.

Caldera Manufacturing Group Names Leadership Team

As part of and to guide the four companies through this merger, Caldera Manufacturing Group has hired Mark Jurman as CEO to lead operations and establish the company’s goals and strategic direction in order to maintain success of the combined companies and expand their services and capabilities .

Jurman brings more than 25 years of experience within the global industrial manufacturing space. Most recently, he served as CEO of automotive refinishing equipment manufacturer Dedoes Industries. He has also worked for companies, including Silver Eagle Manufacturing Company, Rheinmetall Automotive, Superwinch and Novawinch.

The leadership team will include Chief Operating Officer Steve Mitchell and  Chief Financial Officer Christine Staub.

Gary Romig, shareholder and former owner and CEO of Summit Steel & Manufacturing, and Lorraine Capital’s board of directors will also provide company oversight.

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