GED Picks Up Elite Manufacturing Solutions

June 12th, 2019 by Editor

Officials for GED Integrated Solutions Inc. announced today the acquisition of Elite Manufacturing Solutions—a move they say adds machining capacity, manufacturing engineering support and expertise in operations leadership to their company. The business will relocate to GED’s manufacturing facility in Glenwillow, Ohio.

Elite Manufacturing Solutions (now a GED business) is a computer numerical control (CNC) machine shop that services numerous industries. According to GED officials, the business has deep roots in automation, original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and advanced machining techniques, which have been “key to the company’s growth and success over the last 10 years,” they suggested.

“We are pleased to be adding Elite to the GED family,” said GED president and CEO Bill Weaver. “Elite’s values align perfectly with GED’s values. The acquisition allows us to expand our capabilities and services to the residential window market as well as to Elite’s customers in Northeast Ohio.”

According to officials, the acquisition reflects GED’s total build strategy.

“Managing the supply chain, as well as providing products and components made in the USA from Northeast Ohio, is an important strategy of our business,” said Kevin Felix, vice president of operations at GED. “The Elite acquisition captures the ‘job shop’ manufacturing approach into the production of GED’s OEM equipment.”

GED will retain all Elite Manufacturing Solutions employees, a statement said, including Dean O’Malley Sr., former owner/partner at Elite. O’Malley, who has more than 30 years of experience in machining and CNC programming, will provide primary manufacturing-related engineering for the company’s CNC machining operations. Additionally, Dean O’Malley Jr., GED’s new manufacturing manager, will lead, plan, direct and coordinate the manufacturing operations of GED.

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