Justrite acquires West Virginia-based Eagle Manufacturing Company

March 13, 2018
Eagle will continue to sell Eagle-branded products with its president Joe Eddy now becoming an executive vice president in the Justrite Safety Group, leading the North American chemical safety business.

Justrite Safety Group has announced the acquisition of Eagle Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of safety cans, safety cabinets, spill containment products, poly drums and material handling products. Established in 1894 and based in Wellsburg, West Virgina, Eagle has experience in industrial safety and material handling products.

"The acquisition of Eagle by Justrite Safety Group further demonstrates our business strategy to better serve our customers within the industrial safety, environmental, and material handling product sector of the global market," said Mark McElhinny, Justrite president and CEO.

"We value Eagle's ongoing commitment to meet their customers' expectations for 'compliance solutions' products to help industry meet strict local, state and federal regulations," said McElhinny. "Eagle's advanced manufacturing and skilled craftsmanship will integrate seamlessly into our distribution and engineered solution sales channels."

"This transaction will fuel revenue growth, create additional job opportunities, allow for product expansion and provide for greater economic impact in our community, state and region," said Joe Eddy, Eagle president, who said the company will also continue to sell Eagle-branded products. Eddy has been named an executive vice president in the Justrite Safety Group, leading the North American chemical safety business, which will include the Justrite operation in Mattoon, Illinois.

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