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Allied acquires Criterion Machine Works

Allied Machine & Engineering Corporation, Dover, Ohio, a manufacturer of high-performance drilling systems distributed worldwide, has acquired Criterion Machine Works, which will become Criterion Allied Inc. effective June 3, 2013. With this acquisition, Allied expands its product line offering with more holemaking solutions.

Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., Criterion supplies modular boring system products that increase productivity and improve precision, according to the company. Criterion offers a line of modular boring systems, boring heads, boring bars and boring tools. Bob Wahlstrom, president, of Criterion Machine Works, said: “This acquisition connects Criterion’s products to a progressive company that is significant in the holemaking industry.”

Gary Kropf, vice president of sales and marketing, stated, “I look forward to welcoming Criterion into Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. Criterion offers quality boring products with a focus on performance and productivity. This acquisition allows Allied to stay focused around holemaking and offers the next step to finishing many of the holes we make.”

No immediate changes are planned for Criterion’s or Allied’s distribution systems, order procedures or manufacturing process. Allied’s technical group of field sales engineers will service end users and distribution.

Posted June 3, 2013

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