NEW HOPE, Minn. & Fort Worth, Texas -- Aerospace component manufacturers AbelConn and Photo Etch have merged.
The merger brings together more than 220 employees, including 29 degreed engineers, working from two manufacturing facilities that span 100,000 square feet of production space. With these extensive resources, AbelConn and Photo Etch expect to become the industry leaders in design, quality and on-time delivery of specialty components for the aerospace industry.
Together, Photo Etch and AbelConn will offer a wider array of products, engineering support and customer service. Each company, however, will continue to operate under its own name, at its own facility and with its current leadership team. Wally Olson of AbelConn will serve as chief executive officer of both companies, but Randy Fry will lead Photo Etch as its president.
"For decades, these two companies have served many of the same clients with specialized, high-quality components. Plus, we took similar approaches to high quality, on-time performance and complementary engineering services,” Olson said. “By bringing together our product lines, we can offer our customers an incredible range of items and expertise to all of our combined clients – faster and better than ever.”
“This is a rare case where a merger is designed to benefit the customer,” Fry said. “That’s one reason we’re so enthusiastic about bringing Photo Etch and AbelConn together. Clients can still deal with the same team they know and rely upon, whether in Texas or Minnesota. However, we will provide them with more expertise and better service than ever before.”