Morris Group Inc., Windsor, CT, has purchased Hegman Machine Tool, Maple Grove, MN, an exclusive distributor of Okuma, Hardinge, Chiron, Hydromat and other manufacturing technology lines.
The new entity, called Hegman Machinery, a Division of Morris Group Inc., has expanded the Morris Group’s U.S. sales and service areas to include Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and about one-third of Wisconsin.
Hegman Machine Tool founder Ralph Hegman will remain a key adviser handling capital accounts, and Morris executive Jerry Rex will become Hegman Machinery's president.
“Our intention is that the employees currently servicing Hegman's customers will continue to do so under Morris ownership,” said Brad Morris, Morris Group president.
Morris is a privately held company that operates 14 divisions that supply machine tools and related technology.