Paladin Attachments adds CWS and Jewell to its brand and operations portfolio

Paladin Attachments, a Dexter, Mich.-based manufacturer of couplers and attachments, has announced the integration of CWS Industries and Jewell Manufacturing into its North American business operations.

Canadian-based CWS is a manufacturer of highly engineered attachment products sold through a network of dealers and end users in the mining, oil & gas, forestry and construction markets. It has been providing solutions to unique applications and geological conditions for more than five decades. Prior to the integration, CWS had been a Paladin distributor in western Canada since being acquired in 2012 by International Equipment Solutions (IES), Paladin’s parent company. Jewell Manufacturing, based in Portland, Ore., provides custom machines and attachments for the world’s harshest environments, including the forestry, demolition, scrap-recycling, material-handling and construction industries.

The addition of both strong brands supports Paladin’s continued product diversification objectives and improves its presence in the market as the largest manufacturer of coupler systems and attachment tools. The integration also provides a stronger platform for continued growth within Paladin in its served markets. Customers benefit from service-bundling opportunities, including design, product sales, installation services, and after-market support.

“The additions of CWS Industries and Jewell Manufacturing, coupled with the previously announced acquisition of Kodiak Mfg, as well as implementation of our organic growth strategies, will catapult Paladin to new heights in achieving unique levels of customer satisfaction,” said Mike Flannery, VP, general manager of Paladin. “The combined excellence of our expanded operations that produce and market our 12 brands will provide even more value to our one stop shop provision of the widest breadth of equipment attachment solutions.”

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