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Bushman Equipment Buys Avon Engineering

Material handling manufacturer Bushman Equipment has announced the acquisition of Avon Engineering of Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.


Ralph Deger, president of Bushman Equipment, cited the complimentary nature of the two companies. ‘While Bushman and Avon have competing lines of overhead crane related material handling equipment, they rarely compete due to each company’s geographic focus. Avon has a respected reputation in the Canadian steel industry while Bushman has developed its market primarily in the United States and Mexico.’


In addition, each company adds to the other’s capability to serve the material handling needs of steel mills, paper mills and other heavy industries. Bushman will introduce its West Bend line of lift tables, upenders, load inverters, and mold carts into the Canadian market. Similarly, Bushman will aggressively market Avon’s line of coil packaging equipment in the U.S.

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