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ARCH acquires New York State Tool, scaling to serve the aerospace industry

ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp., an ARCH Global Holdings LLC Company (ARCH), on June 20, 2022, acquired New York State Tool ("NYST”). The company specializes in custom made solid round carbide tools, catering to metals and applications in the aerospace and defense industries, as well as other industrial manufacturing markets. The new acquisition will join ARCH Cutting Tools, further solidifying ARCH as an industry leader in precision custom tooling.

“I am proud to welcome the team at New York State Tool to ARCH Cutting Tools! Like the entrepreneurial culture within ARCH Cutting Tools, NYST offers a proven innovative design prowess with the agility, speed and customer service expected in today’s demanding market,” said Jeff Cederstrom, Divisional President of ARCH Cutting Tools. “NYST offers highly engineered, application specific custom cutting tools designed to perform with the most difficult materials, including Inconel, hardened steels, wear-resistant alloys and titanium alloys. Matt Wilsey has assembled a great team, and we look forward to building on NYST’s longstanding customer relationships with additional custom design capabilities.”

Matt Wilsey, Owner of New York State Tool, comments, “I had always hoped the day would come that I could team up with a group that has the same view on business and the same value I place on my employees, and ARCH is a perfect match. Being able to learn from these different groups and share ideas is only going to help us grow and become an even better company.”

Jack Serda, Chief Financial Officer of ARCH, says, “We are extremely excited to have New York State Tool, and all their colleagues join ARCH Cutting Tools. Culturally, Matt and his team are strongly aligned with our organization, and this acquisition is bolstered by an existing business relationship between ARCH Cutting Tools and NYST.” Serda continues, “New York State Tool’s capabilities and product offering are also highly complementary to our leading national customs and specials business, and further expands our presence in the highly technical Aerospace and Defense industries.”


ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp. acquires Diversified Precision Products, Inc.

ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp., an ARCH Global Holdings LLC Company (ARCH), on May 23, 2022, acquired Diversified Precision Products, Inc. in Spring Arbor, Michigan. The company specializes in Custom Round Tools and Work Rest Blades, and excels in the automotive, medical, agricultural, heavy equipment, and aerospace industries. The new acquisition will join ARCH Cutting Tools, further solidifying ARCH as an industry-leader in precision custom tooling.

“Diversified Precision Products is a welcome addition to the ARCH family, further bolstering our custom tooling DNA,” said Jeff Cederstrom, Divisional President of ARCH Cutting Tools. “I look forward to offering Diversified Precision Product’s cutting tool design capabilities and responsive domestic manufacturing to ARCH’s growing customer base, particularly in the Transportation and Aerospace industries.”

Steve Lazaroff, Owner of Diversified Precision Products, sees the partnership as a growth platform for the engineered round carbide cutting tool and centerless grinder work rest blade markets. Lazaroff says, “Diversified Precision Products was founded in 1969, and we have dedicated more than five decades earning a strong reputation of producing quality precision tooling and work rest blades for a diverse base of loyal customers.” He further explains, “Expanding this 53-year legacy by partnering with another company was a decision that we took seriously. ARCH’s core values and devotion to their employees, customers, and the industry align deeply with Diversified Precision Products. Together we will continue to provide custom made-to-print tooling for decades to come.”


M&K Engineering, Inc. acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp. (“ARCH”), on May 10, 2022, acquired of M&K Engineering (“M&K”) of Woburn, Massachusetts. Located just outside Boston, M&K has more than three decades of precision manufacturing experience serving the medical, aerospace, and defense industries. FDA- and ITAR-registered with an impressive equipment list featuring multiple Swiss machines and robotic automation, M&K is a valuable addition providing vertically integrated support backed by a knowledgeable team. M&K Engineering becomes ARCH Medical & Aerospace – Woburn under the ARCH Medical Solutions umbrella.

Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions, is pleased with the opportunity to welcome M&K Engineering to ARCH Medical Solutions.

“The long heritage in precision machining of highly engineered medical devices and mission-critical components for the aerospace and defense industry combined with state-of the art machine tools, manufacturing processes and facilities bring new capabilities to our medical device manufacturing offering” Barck said. “Through multiple visits to the M&K facility, I have been impressed with the team members and their creativity in developing highly efficient and automated manufacturing processes for machined components and other complex medical devices.”

Keith Bernardo, President of M&K Engineering, sees the move as a paramount step in achieving its goal of becoming a World Class Manufacturing Organization.

“The synergies between both companies are undeniable” he said. “I could not be happier to have found a partner that embodies such a deep-rooted passion for its culture and team members. Finding ARCH made a difficult decision easy. I cannot express enough gratitude to Eli and his team. Partnering with ARCH Medical Solutions gives us access to a wide range of resources unmatched in our company’s history. We have achieved so much on our own and are looking forward to what we will be able to achieve within the ARCH network of capable facilities.”

Eli Crotzer, President and Chief Executive Officer at ARCH, says the acquisition is a great fit for the accelerated growth plans of ARCH Medical Solutions.

“We are excited to have the M&K organization and team joining ARCH Medical Solutions,” Crotzer said. “M&K brings strong, vertically integrated capabilities to ARCH as well as several new customers that are a great fit for our growing medical contract manufacturing platform. We look forward to working with the M&K team to implement many of the best practices across ARCH Medical Solutions in order to drive accelerating growth.”


ARCH Medical Solutions enters the additive manufacturing space with acquisition of Amplify Additive

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp. (“ARCH”), on April 15, 2022, acquired Amplify Additive (“Amplify”) of Scarborough, Maine. An additive manufacturing company, Amplify develops and manufactures implants that leverage 3D metal printing, particularly in Titanium. Amplify now becomes ARCH Additive – Portland under the ARCH Medical Solutions umbrella, expanding the reach of ARCH into additive manufacturing for orthopedics and solidifying the company as a leading, diversified supplier noted for growth, scale and innovative solutions for customers within the medical device contract manufacturing market.

“This is an important milestone in the growth and evolution of our Medical Solutions segment,” said Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions. “Brian is an industry veteran within orthopedics bringing deep product design and additive manufacturing process knowledge to ARCH. With the Amplify Additive team and multiple additive technology platforms, we broaden our manufacturing capabilities to offer product development services, customized and patient-specific devices, and full-scale production of 3D-printed products to our existing and new customers.”

Brian McLaughlin, CEO and founder of Amplify Additive, sees the move as the start of a new chapter for the company he founded in 2018.

“We are taking our operations to a new level,” he says. “Partnering with ARCH Medical Solutions gives us access to a wider range of resources and capital to support our team and our commitment to manufacturing life-changing devices and implants for the orthopedic market. ARCH shares our vision to transform the future of the healthcare industry and amplify the benefits patients receive—that’s of great importance to us.”

Eli Crotzer, President and Chief Executive Officer at ARCH, says the acquisition is another piece of the company’s strategic growth plan.

“Acquisitions like this one fulfill our promise to offer medical OEMs innovative solutions that add value to their products and provide better patient outcomes,” Crotzer said. “The way the Amplify team combines clinical knowledge with engineering design and additive manufacturing is quite unique. This acquisition diversifies our solutions for orthopedic customers and expands the already impressive reach of ARCH Medical Solutions.”


Market Services Corporation acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp. (“ARCH”), on March 16, 2022, acquired Market Services Corporation (“MSC”) located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. MSC is a manufacturer of custom designed ultrasonic sub-systems for the clinical and laboratory diagnostic markets. The newly acquired operation will join ARCH Medical Solutions, bolstering ARCH as a diversified supplier noted for growth and scale within the medical device contract manufacturing market. The acquired business features products that align well with the ARCH Medical Solutions – Newtown facility and will be integrated into this site.

Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions, said the MSC acquisition adds another area of expertise to the ARCH brand supporting diagnostic testing and life sciences end markets.

“Adding the talents and unique capabilities of MSC to the ARCH Medical Solutions family benefits our OEM partners within the clinical diagnostics and life sciences industry,” Barck said. “We see the addition of MSC as an important and strategic move as we continue to diversify our capabilities and offer OEM customers a broader portfolio of high value products and manufacturing services. As an established provider and long-time technology leader within these fluid handling sub-systems critical to large diagnostic and medical testing platforms, MSC is an excellent and complimentary addition to our Medical Solutions business.”

John Salyers, President of MSC, is excited about the partnership.

“We feel this is the right decision for MSC and our customers,” Salyers said. “The ARCH platform broadens our offering and will be very beneficial to our customers. ARCH provides additional financial stability and expanded resources that will help to accelerate our growth. Joining forces with ARCH was not a decision we took lightly. ARCH has the same core values for their customers that we do at MSC and an industry reputation for excellence.”

Eli Crotzer, President and Chief Executive Officer at ARCH, welcomed MSC as the right move, not only for ARCH Medical Solutions, but also its customers.

“MSC is a fantastic addition to our team,” Crotzer said. “We’re gaining more than skilled people with deep experience in ultrasonics. We’re gaining a company with a reputation for excellence that further enables us to serve the medical OEMs that rely on our precision manufacturing capabilities.”


ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp. acquires Greene Tool Systems Inc. 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, March 1, 2022 — ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp., an ARCH Global Holdings LLC Company (ARCH), today announces the acquisition of Greene Tool Systems, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio. Greene Tools Systems, established in 1986, has developed a reputation for unmatched customer service, technological innovation and prototyping, and world-class quality control.

“Solving customers’ most challenging cutting tool applications and dedication to quality are the cornerstones of Greene Tool’s culture,” said Jeff Cederstrom, Division President – ARCH Cutting Tools. “Tom Green has built a strong business designing and manufacturing highly innovative custom tooling and left a legacy of satisfied customers. The ARCH group is looking forward to sharing and learning from the talented team at Greene Tool.”

Tom Greene, President of Greene Tool Systems, said “It was time for me to retire and my employees agreed. Joining the ARCH family made sense because their broad product offerings complement our expertise in engineered cutting tools. They offer national sales coverage with a skilled sales force. The more people from ARCH we met, the more I was convinced that this was a good move for both companies. They match our culture, business philosophy and people-centric way of doing business. My goal was to retire without my employees and their families having to worry about their future security. Everyone at ARCH understood my goal and far exceeded it. The next design I am working on is a tool to remove sand from between my toes.”

“We are extremely excited to announce the acquisition of Greene Tool and welcome all the Greene colleagues and customers to the ARCH family of companies,” said Jack Serda, ARCH Chief Financial Officer. “Having developed a relationship with Tom over the past several years, it became very evident there was strong cultural alignment between our organizations. The acquisition of Greene Tool is an ideal fit for ARCH Cutting Tools as their technical capabilities further expand our national customs and specials business.”

About ARCH® Cutting Tools
ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp., an ARCH Global Holdings LLC Company (ARCH) based in metro Detroit, is recognized as a world leader in high-performance solid round and indexable cutting tools. With manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, the company’s engineering and machining facilities are dedicated to the betterment of precision machined parts, products, tools, and related supply chain processes. ARCH Cutting Tools combines the expertise of leading American manufacturing professionals and expanding technologies to serve the medical, aerospace and defense, and industrial markets. archcuttingtools.com


ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp. acquires North American Carbide: ‘Transformational acquisition’ strategically expands its engineered cutting solutions capabilities 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Dec. 28, 2021 — ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp., an ARCH Global Precision Company (ARCH), today announces the acquisition of North American Carbide (NAC), of Orchard Park, New York. North American Carbide brings a strong reputation, developed over more than 40 years, of providing highly engineered cutting solutions to the medical, aerospace, energy, and automotive industries. This, along with the organization’s commitment to its customer relationships blends seamlessly with the ARCH Cutting Tools culture.

“I am extremely proud to have the North American Carbide team join the ARCH family,” said Jeff Cederstrom, Division President – ARCH Cutting Tools. “ARCH Cutting Tools has enjoyed a strong working relationship with North American Carbide for many years. Passion for solving customers’ most challenging cutting tool applications, dedication to quality and an unyielding entrepreneurial spirit make this a strong cultural fit within the ARCH platform. North American Carbide’s custom insert capabilities adds a strategic dimension to the ARCH offering and takes ARCH’s engineered cutting tool solutions to a new level for our customers. As the industry continues to move toward highly engineered solutions, we are proud to welcome NAC to the ARCH team!”

Bob Gralke, CEO of North American Carbide, said, “What an exciting time for the customers and employees of North American Carbide. We are all so fortunate to be partnering with ARCH Cutting Tools. Joining the ARCH team is a great cultural fit for our company and will allow us to support our customers and continue to give them the best overall value in our customized engineered cutting tools. It’s great to be a part of a world-class organization.”

ARCH President and Chief Executive Officer Eli Crotzer notes the special significance of this acquisition for both organizations.

“As the ARCH team celebrates our 10th anniversary since the formation of the company on December 21, 2011, it is appropriate that our 34th acquisition involves such a transformational business as North American Carbide. The highly engineered specialty inserts that NAC excels at are highly complementary to our operations in both Flushing, Michigan and Mentor, Ohio. I am confident that the combination of NAC and ARCH Cutting Tools will make both businesses stronger and more competitive in the marketplace. I would like to formally welcome all of the NAC employees to the ARCH team, and I would like to personally thank Bob Gralke and the broader Gralke family for the trust they have placed in ARCH to partner with them to take NAC to the next level.”

About ARCH® Cutting Tools
ARCH, a Jordan Company based in metro Detroit, is recognized as a world leader in high-performance solid round and indexable cutting tools. With manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, the company’s engineering and machining facilities are dedicated to the betterment of precision machined parts, products, tools, and related supply chain processes. ARCH Cutting Tools combines the expertise of leading American manufacturing professionals and expanding technologies to serve the medical, aerospace and defense, and industrial markets. archcuttingtools.com.


Medical Machining Specialists acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions 

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp., an ARCH Global Precision Company (“ARCH”), on Nov. 8, 2021, acquired Medical Machining Specialists (“MMS”). Based outside Memphis in Olive Branch, Mississippi, MMS is a full-service manufacturer of surgical instruments for the spine, orthopedic, trauma, and extremity markets. The 20,000-square-foot MMS manufacturing space and its 65 employees join ARCH Medical Solutions (“AMS”) as a third facility at the ARCH Medical Solutions – Memphis location. Adding MMS to a family of strategically located facilities around the country solidifies ARCH Medical Solutions as an industry-leading supplier with a reputation for growth and scale in the medical products market.

Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions, said the MMS acquisition adds another area of expertise to AMS.

“MMS brings the very specialized manufacturing capability to produce tissue retractors for minimally invasive spinal procedures,” Barck said. “These devices are among the most complex surgical instruments manufactured and require unique skill sets and manufacturing processes. MMS expands our breadth of capabilities and fortifies our presence within the strategic Memphis area. Further, we wish to welcome the entire group of associates at MMS as we continue supporting our customers in the manufacturing of world-class products that improve people’s lives.”

Tim May, General Manager at MMS, called the partnership a natural evolution of the company that was founded in 2009.

“Reflecting upon our future, we have determined this is the appropriate time to partner with a larger company that can offer ongoing financial stability as well as additional resources and financing to support our continuing growth,” said May, who remains as GM at the ARCH Medical Solutions – Memphis facility. “Overall, this partnership will create more opportunity for growth, a strong benefits plan, and a more defined future — all things most employees are seeking from their employer.”

Eli Crotzer, ARCH President and Chief Executive Officer, welcomed MMS as another important step in the growth of ARCH Medical Solutions.

“We look forward to working closely with Tim and the broader MMS team as we together become the most successful and admired medical contract manufacturing business in North America,” Crotzer said.


Metalcraft Technologies acquired by ARCH Precision Components

ARCH Precision Components Corp. (“ARCH PC”), on Nov. 8, 2021, acquired Metalcraft Technologies Inv., LLC (“MTI”) located in Cedar City, Utah. For more than 30 years, MTI has been a premier manufacturer of complex aircraft components and structural assemblies for some of the most sophisticated aircraft flying today in the military, commercial, and private aircraft sectors. Specializing in sheet metal fabrication, machining, and chemical processing for the aerospace and defense industries, MTI occupies 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space in two facilities and joins ARCH Precision Components as ARCH – Cedar City. The acquisition ensures ARCH Precision Components remains an industry-leading supplier known for growth and scale in the aerospace and defense market.

“ARCH – Cedar City will be our 10th center of excellence,” said Andy Spiering, Chief Executive Officer at ARCH Precision Components. “MTI’s capabilities complement and expand the ARCH platform, offering precision sheet-metal fabrication, additional machining capacity, advanced assembly, and in-house surface treatments. Both MTI and ARCH customers will benefit from our combined capabilities as we continue to align and grow with our customers’ strategic focus within the critical industries we serve.”

Corey Judd, President at Metalcraft, said the MTI team is excited to have found a partner in ARCH that supports the organization’s vision and values.

“ARCH Precision Components is a solid fit for MTI. We complement each other’s strengths in ways that will improve the organization as a whole,” he said. “I am very appreciative of David Grant and the other legacy owners for the great company they have built over the years. It was important to find someone who could honor that legacy and carry us forward into a new phase of growth and development. We feel ARCH really understands us and our business, and right from the beginning we felt a sense of trust and alignment. That is important in a partnership.”

Former MTI owner David Grant is confident MTI is in the right hands at ARCH. “MTI has a distinguished history serving our loyal customers, caring for our dedicated people, and elevating our tight-knit community,” he said. “I feel good knowing our legacy will continue with ARCH.”


Precision Screw Machine Products acquired by ARCH Precision Components

ARCH Precision Components Corp. (“ARCH PC”), on Nov. 5, 2021, acquired Precision Screw Machine Products Inc. (“PSMP”) located in Biddeford, Maine. Established in 1960, PSMP is a manufacturer of precision products for the military, semiconductor, fluid control and medical industries, serving customers across the United States. With strengths in both CNC turning and milling, they bring additional value to the ARCH platform. To enhance efficiencies and further increase capacity, the highly skilled team and equipment from PSMP will be moved into the ARCH – Arundel facility over the next (3) months. The acquisition ensures ARCH Precision Components remains an industry-leading precision manufacturer known for growth and scale.

“The PSMP team is a great fit for our business,” said Andy Spiering, Chief Executive Officer at ARCH Precision Components. “We’re excited about the impact the equipment, customers, and most importantly the team will make within ARCH Precision Components. We look forward to accelerating opportunities for growth with our newly strengthened team at ARCH – Arundel!”

Former PSMP owner Joe Moreshead is confident they made the right move to join ARCH. "PSMP has a long history of growth solving the precision needs of our customers while building a great team and culture,” Joe said. “It feels good knowing our legacy and success will continue with ARCH."

About ARCH Precision Components
ARCH Precision Components Corp., a Madison Dearborn Partners portfolio company, manufactures precision components and assemblies for a range of critical applications. ARCH PC has multiple facilities strategically located across the country serving aerospace, defense, semiconductor, and evolving high-tech industries. The ARCH PC team is comprised of metalworking professionals with industry-leading expertise from across the nation, providing precision solutions to the manufacturing needs of its customers.


ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp. acquires CONTOUR360

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Sept. 13, 2021 — ARCH® Cutting Tools Corp., an ARCH Global Precision Company (“ARCH”), today announces the acquisition of CONTOUR360 of Cornish, Maine. The reputation of CONTOUR360 for supplying high-quality engineered solid round cutting tools was the foremost consideration for developing the relationship. As a leader in the industry, delivering custom tools to customers in the aerospace, medical, automotive, defense, and industrial manufacturing markets, CONTOUR360’s relentless dedication to customer relationships will blend seamlessly with the ARCH Cutting Tools culture.

“I am extremely proud to have the CONTOUR360 team join the ARCH family. As I’ve gotten to know the capabilities and values of CONTOUR360, it has become clear that the team’s dedication to quality, service, and innovative tool design shines through in everything they do,” said Jeff Cederstrom, Division President – ARCH Cutting Tools. “These values, along with a clear entrepreneurial spirit, are strongly aligned with the ARCH Cutting Tools culture. The reputation of CONTOUR360 is second to none, and we look forward to working together.”

Tom Gleason, an owner of CONTOUR360, said, “We are very proud to be joining the ARCH Cutting Tool team and confident that the legacy that CONTOUR360 has built over the past 28 years will provide a solid base upon which the company can grow. Our baby is in good hands.”

“Without fail, everyone I’ve dealt with in the ARCH family has conducted themselves with honesty, integrity, and a passion for the industry,” said John Moller, an owner of CONTOUR360. “For these reasons, the decision to join the ARCH team was a no-brainer. The partnership between ARCH Cutting Tools and CONTOUR360 is a perfect fit and an important step as ARCH builds a world-class cutting tool brand.”

ARCH President and Chief Executive Officer Eli Crotzer believes that the strengths of CONTOUR360 will complement the customer-focused culture that ARCH Cutting Tools has built over the years.

“I have had the pleasure of getting to know this ownership group over the last five years, as well as visited the CONTOUR360 facility on multiple occasions,” Crotzer noted. “From the beginning of our relationship, I was impressed with the technical expertise within the CONTOUR360 workforce. As ARCH continues to build and expand upon our leading national customs and specials business, there is no question that CONTOUR360 will further enhance our offering to the marketplace.”

About ARCH® Cutting Tools
ARCH, a Jordan Company based in metro Detroit, is recognized as a world leader in high-performance solid round and indexable cutting tools. With manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, the company’s engineering and machining facilities are dedicated to the betterment of precision machined parts, products, tools, and related supply chain processes. ARCH Cutting Tools combines the expertise of leading American manufacturing professionals and expanding technologies to serve the medical, aerospace and defense, and industrial markets. ARCHcuttingtools.com


Wilsey Tool Company, Inc., Isimac Manufacturing Company, Inc., and Choice Precision, Inc. acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp., an ARCH Global Precision Company (“ARCH”), on Sept. 1, 2021, acquired three VfD Technologies (“VFD”) companies: Wilsey Tool Company, Inc. (“Wilsey”) in Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Isimac Manufacturing Company, Inc. (“Isimac”) in Blandon, Pennsylvania; and Choice Precision, Inc. (“Choice”) in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Each company specializes in precision contract manufacturing for the medical device industry with added expertise in machining robotic end-effectors for specialty robotics and factory automation applications. In addition, the companies serve numerous customers in other complementary industries. The new acquisitions join ARCH Medical Solutions collectively as ARCH Medical Solutions – Lehigh Valley, solidifying ARCH as an industry-leading supplier known for growth and scale in the medical products market.

“These companies are an exciting addition to the ARCH family,” said Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions. “During my site visits, I saw firsthand sophisticated manufacturing processes and a culture highly focused on quality and productivity, which align well with our approach. The capabilities at Wilsey, Isimac, and Choice are highly complementary to existing ARCH Medical Solutions capabilities and expertise.”

Elizabeth Rothwell, Chief Commercial Officer at VfD and continuing President of ARCH Medical Solutions – Lehigh Valley, sees the partnership as a growth platform in the contract medical device and automation markets.

“Given the strength of both the VfD Technologies and ARCH Medical Solutions teams, our customers and employees stand to gain significantly from this partnership,” Rothwell said. “By joining forces, we will be able to offer expanded capabilities and capacity for our customers, and our employees will have broadened opportunities for growth and development.”

“The growth we are facing is tremendous, and ARCH offers expanded resources to secure the company’s future. After evaluating many options, we identified ARCH Medical Solutions as the right partner,” said Patrick Thornton, Chief Financial Officer at VfD and continuing VP of Finance for ARCH Medical Solutions – Lehigh Valley.

ARCH President and Chief Executive Officer Eli Crotzer believes the combined expertise of the three companies is a perfect match for ARCH.

“As we have gotten to know the overall business, we noticed many similarities between us,” he said. “I am confident these common values will make for a seamless integration.”


Titan Medical Manufacturing acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions Corp.

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp. (“ARCH”) on July 19, 2021, acquired Titan Medical Manufacturing, LLC (“Titan”) with operations in Bartlett, Tennessee, and Lexington, Tennessee. Titan is dedicated to the manufacturing of high-quality surgical implants, devices and instruments and engineering solutions serving the orthopedic industry, with a relentless focus on product quality and patient safety. The two newly acquired facilities and operations join ARCH Medical Solutions, solidifying ARCH as a leading, diversified supplier with a reputation for growth and scale in the medical products market. Spanning approximately 80,000 square feet, the Titan facilities support a wide range of advanced core competencies that complement the existing manufacturing capabilities at ARCH locations across the country.

“It is exciting to welcome Titan and its team to the ARCH Medical Solutions family of companies,” said Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions. “Titan, which will become ARCH – Memphis, has established itself as a premier supplier of high-quality complex surgical instruments, implants and other products serving the orthopedic industry. We look forward to the growth and opportunities this new partnership will bring. Expanding our geographic presence to Memphis is a logical move, as the area has deep roots in the orthopedics market. Together, we will make a collectively stronger team as we continue our mission to manufacture products that help improve people’s lives.”

Robert Kenyon, former Titan principal and continuing president, believes the partnership comes at the right time for the company.

“This is perfect timing and the right opportunity for securing Titan’s future, most importantly for our employees and our customers,” Kenyon said. “ARCH offers ongoing financial stability and expanded resources to support our continuing growth. For our team members, ARCH has a positive work culture that values and rewards the contributions of employees. For our customers, ARCH has forged an industry reputation for excellence that will elevate our business relationships and foster deeper connections. There’s no doubt in my mind ARCH is the right partner for Titan Medical Manufacturing.”

“This is an exciting acquisition for ARCH that has been in the works for several years as Robert Kenyon and his team have gotten to know the ARCH platform and our leadership team,” ARCH President and Chief Executive Officer Eli Crotzer said. “Titan represents the 30th acquisition completed by ARCH since the company was founded nearly 10 years ago, and it is fitting that this is such a transformational addition to our growing nationwide ARCH Medical Solutions platform. Robert and his team provide strong cultural alignment with the existing ARCH organization, and I am excited to welcome the Titan team as an integral and growing part of our Medical Solutions group.”


ARCH Global Precision announces sale of ARCH Precision Components Corp.

ARCH Global Precision, LLC (“ARCH”) on April 19, 2021, announced that its majority shareholder, The Jordan Company, L.P. (“TJC”), and ARCH have reached a definitive agreement to sell ARCH Precision Components Corp. (“ARCH PC”) to funds affiliated with Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to have found the ideal new home and investment partner for the ARCH PC business,” said Eli Crotzer, President and Chief Executive Officer of ARCH who, upon completion of the transaction, will also join the Board of Directors of the new ARCH PC standalone company. “MDP understands ARCH PC’s business, its customers and the markets it serves, and I am confident that ARCH PC will continue to grow as a newly-independent company. I’m excited for ARCH PC’s next chapter and look forward to helping ARCH PC remain the most innovative precision-machine components manufacturer in its served markets while remaining true to its values, culture and steadfast commitment to its customers.”

ARCH PC is a leading producer of precision-machined components for world-class manufacturers in the aerospace and defense, transformative technologies and industrial markets. As a standalone company, ARCH PC will pursue a customer-centric growth strategy focused on investing in its capabilities, capacity and people to provide best-in-class service to customers in its specific end markets. Upon completion of the transaction, ARCH, with the ongoing support of TJC, will consist of its remaining two segments, ARCH Medical Solutions and ARCH Cutting Tools.

Andy Spiering, ARCH PC’s Divisional President who, at the completion of the transaction, will become Chief Executive Officer of ARCH PC, commented: “I am proud of the platform we’ve built and grateful for the support we’ve received from TJC. I’m also thankful for the ongoing support of our customers and employees and am excited for our future as an independent company that has the support of an experienced industrial investor like MDP. ARCH PC will be focused on continuing to deliver high-quality and industry-leading components to our customers. This ever-sharper focus should accelerate our growth and help us provide more opportunities to our employees.”

Drew Macha, a Director with MDP’s Basic Industries team, said: “Eli, Andy and the entire ARCH team have created a tremendous precision components business with an unwavering commitment to customer excellence. We look forward to building upon this strong foundation and helping ARCH PC expand its industry-leading capabilities in its dynamic and rapidly growing end-markets. Critical to this effort will be our support of the innovative and collaborative culture at ARCH PC, which we believe drives customer and employee success.”

“ARCH PC has numerous growth opportunities ahead, and we look forward to supporting the team by bringing to bear our industrial investment expertise,” said Rich Copans, a Managing Director with MDP’s Basic Industries team. “We’re excited to partner with Andy and the ARCH PC leadership team and Board to help continue ARCH PC on its upward trajectory as a standalone business.”

“We’re proud of the success ARCH PC has had under our ownership,” said Mike Denvir, a Partner at TJC. “This transaction validates the team’s hard work over the past few years and positions ARCH PC and the remaining business segments within ARCH for continued success moving forward. We’re excited to continue our successful investment partnership with Eli and his team as we work to extend ARCH’s growth well into the future.”

Completion of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021, is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Lincoln International is serving as financial advisor and Winston & Strawn LLP is providing legal counsel to ARCH. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as legal advisor to MDP.

About ARCH Global Precision, LLC

ARCH, based in metro Detroit, manufactures precision-machined components, medical instruments and implants and consumable cutting tools for a range of critical applications. ARCH has dozens of facilities strategically located across the country serving the aerospace and defense, medical, surgical robotics, transformational technologies and industrial markets, among others. The teams at ARCH are metalworking professionals with industry-leading tight-tolerance manufacturing expertise. ARCH provides innovative and practical solutions to the complex manufacturing challenges of its customers.

About Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

MDP is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. Since MDP’s formation in 1992, the firm has raised aggregate capital of over $27 billion and has completed over 150 investments. MDP invests across five dedicated industry verticals, including basic industries; business and government software and services; financial and transaction services; health care; and telecom, media and technology services. For more information, please visit www.mdcp.com.

About The Jordan Company, L.P.

TJC (www.thejordancompany.com), founded in 1982, is a middle-market private equity firm that has managed funds with original capital commitments in excess of $14 billion since 1987 and a 39-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries including Industrials, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare & Consumer and Technology, Telecom & Utilities. The senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years and is supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. Headquartered in New York, TJC also has an office in Chicago.


Tier ONE, LLC acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions Corp.

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp. (“ARCH”) on March 29, 2021, acquired Tier ONE, LLC (“Tier ONE”) located in Newtown, Connecticut. Tier ONE is a leading contract manufacturer of high-precision assemblies and other devices serving various segments in the life science research, and medical diagnostic and laboratory equipment markets. The newly acquired plant and operations joins ARCH Medical Solutions (“AMS”), bolstering ARCH as a diversified supplier noted for growth and scale in the medical products market. The Newtown facility features an impressive breadth of core competencies and provides a strategic location supporting contract manufacturing demands across the U.S. and beyond. These advanced competencies are highly complementary to the existing manufacturing capabilities at AMS locations across the country.

“We are excited to announce this acquisition and welcome Tier ONE colleagues and customers to the ARCH family of companies,” said Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions. “This new location, which becomes ARCH Medical Solutions – Newtown, adds a highly capable and experienced team to AMS and expands our presence in the growing healthcare, diagnostic, and life sciences markets. The added capabilities in milling, mill-turn, Swiss machining, and other manufacturing operations that connect the dots of complex assemblies and inventory management fit nicely with our growing customer base and medical device contract manufacturing service offerings. We also are committed to bringing the strength and backing of ARCH to support the ongoing growth of ARCH Medical Solutions – Newtown and our expanding base of customers in the medical device and diagnostics market.”

Joe Young, former principal and continuing president, is excited about the benefits the partnership brings.

“This is the right decision for our employees and especially for our customers. The AMS model that broadens our offerings will be very beneficial to our customers, and a larger company that offers financial stability and expanded resources will help accelerate our growth,” Young said. “Joining forces with ARCH Medical Solutions was not a decision we took lightly. ARCH follows the same core values for their employees and customers that we do at Tier ONE. They also have an industry reputation for excellence. This is why we felt ARCH was the perfect fit.”


LISI Medical Jeropa, Inc. acquired by ARCH Global Precision

ARCH Global Precision (“ARCH”) on Jan. 11, 2021, acquired the LISI Medical Jeropa, Inc. (“LISI Jeropa”) located in Escondido, California. A subsidiary of LISI Medical, the Jeropa plant is a leading contract manufacturer of high-precision medical implants, instruments, and other devices serving a variety of segments in the orthopaedic, dental, and cardiovascular markets. The newly acquired plant and operations will join ARCH Medical Solutions (“AMS”), bolstering ARCH as a diversified supplier noted for growth and scale within the medical device market. The acquired facility features an impressive breadth of core competencies and provides a strategic location supporting contract manufacturing demands across the United States and beyond. These advanced competencies are highly complementary to the existing manufacturing capabilities at ARCH Medical Solutions locations across the country.

“LISI Medical Jeropa broadens the portfolio of products and end markets served by ARCH Medical Solutions,” said Paul Barck, President of ARCH Medical Solutions. “We are excited about this new location, which becomes ARCH Medical Solutions – Escondido, and the capable team that will be joining AMS. The added capabilities in micro-machining, tight-tolerance instrument assemblies, and operations that span prototype to production scale dovetail nicely with our growing customer base and medical device contract manufacturing service offerings.”

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