in Vol. 17 - January Issue - Year 2016
Pangborn Group Announces New Partnership
The Pangborn Group designs, manufactures and services shot blast and surface preparation machines and related products for a range of industries, including foundry and forge, metalworking and descaling, automotive and heavy truck, ship and rail, defence and energy. The company has led the way in all aspects of the surface preparation industry with unique designs, heavy-duty applications, and best-in-class service and support. The Pangborn Group is headquartered in Fairburn, Georgia, and includes leading surface preparation brands: Berger Strahltechnik, Pangborn, Pangborn China, Pangborn Europe, Pangborn SES, and V+S Vogel & Schemmann.
Atlanta, Fairburn - October 30, 2015. The Pangborn Group, a global leader in surface preparation solutions, is pleased to announce new ownership by United Generations, LLC (UG). Led by owner Doug Basler and headquartered in Waukegan, IL USA, UG is a well-established, family-owned group of companies specializing in engineering, manufacturing and after sales parts and service support.
The customers will continue to benefit from the same experienced, strong management team of the Pangborn Group worldwide organization. Continued emphasis will be placed on long-term customer service and support, along with providing innovative surface preparation solutions that they've been known for since 1873.
Doug Basler, Chairman of UG LLC, says: "We believe that bringing the Pangborn Group into the United Generations family is the next step in continuing to build upon the success which Pangborn Group is recognized for in the marketplace. We are enthusiastic to offer blast solution equipment, replacement parts and exceptional service for the long-term needs of our customers."
"This is a major milestone in the continued development of Pangborn Group as a world leader in surface preparation equipment", says Joe Camerata, the newly promoted CEO of Pangborn Group and member of the Pangborn Executive Leadership Team since joining the group in 2007.
The Pangborn Group will continue operating from its headquarters in Fairburn, GA (Atlanta metro area) and at the other locations in Germany, the UK, Italy and China.