Coldwater acquires doctor blades manufacturer BladePro in Rock Hill, SC

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Coldwater acquires doctor blades manufacturer BladePro in Rock Hill, SC

September 02, 2013 - 10:49

ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 28, 2013 (Press Release) - Coldwater Group, Inc of Atlanta, GA is pleased to announce the acquisition of BladePro of Rock Hill, South Carolina. (www.bladepro.com) Coldwater will continue to operate the Rock Hill facility and all employees are being retained.

BladePro is a manufacturer of doctor blades to the Paper Industry, best known for the high level of personal service provided to its customers. BladePro President, Mr. Joe Christopher, has joined Coldwater as manager of all doctor blade business from Coldwater's US operations.

"We are very pleased to have Joe and BladePro join Coldwater. Joe's customer oriented service philosophy fits very well with our culture. This acquisition builds on our R&E Kirwin Ltd. acquisition last year in the UK, as we continue to build the most reliable one-stop source for paper machine consumables to the global paper industry" says David Withers, President of Coldwater Group, Inc.

"Coldwater is a good fit for us. We operate very similar service driven manufacturing businesses with the flexibility to meet our customer's needs. We plan to keep doing what we've been doing, but now have more resources to expand our business", added Joe Christopher, President of BladePro.