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HANOVER, PA–(Marketwired – May 17, 2016) – Gerard Daniel Worldwide (GDW) (www.gerarddaniel.com), a global manufacturer and importer of wire cloth sold to the filtration, aerospace, automotive, and electronics industries, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Langley Wire Cloth Products, Inc. Langley has been in business for over 30 years manufacturing wire cloth components and strainers made primarily from wire cloth and perforated metal. The purchase of Langley gives Gerard Daniel Worldwide, already a leading force in the wire cloth industry, an even larger range of corporate capabilities and screening products.
Historically, Langley operated out of two locations, one in Collierville, Tennessee and one 100 miles away in Adamsville. To improve Langley’s efficiency and internal communications, GDW has now consolidated all of Langley’s operations in Adamsville. General Manager Jason Groft oversees the 55 employees now on staff in Adamsville.
According to Gary Shultis, GDW’s Chairman & CEO, Gerard Daniel’s acquisition of Langley was a “natural fit” that will benefit both organizations. “GDW has been a major wire cloth supplier to Langley since Langley’s founding. When Harold and Nita Langley, Langley’s founders, were looking for an exit strategy that would allow their many loyal employees to continue working with another family-oriented company, they believed selling their business to GDW was the ideal solution. Both companies have shared customers in O.E.M. filtration, automotive, aerospace and consumer products. We look forward to learning more about the Langley customer base and how we can work closely with them to increase the value that the combined Langley/Gerard Daniel capabilities can bring,” explains Shultis.
About Gerard Daniel Worldwide: Gerard Daniel Worldwide is a global leader in high-quality wire mesh products. With operations in the U.S., as well as Canada and Ireland, and a workforce of over 350, worldwide, GDW is the largest supplier of industrial wire cloth products in North America, and one of the largest in the world. Gerard Daniel manufacturers and distributes wire cloth and a broad range of engineered products derived from wire and wire mesh. Since 1951, Gerard Daniel Worldwide has served the automotive, aerospace, filtration, food, architectural, security, and electronics industries, supplying standard and engineered solutions involving woven and welded meshes, and other materials.
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