BRADLEY PULVERIZER ACQUIRED BY LANCASTER PRODUCTS OWNER
Allentown, Pennsylvania, January 17th, 2020 – Bradley Pulverizer is pleased to announce new ownership. Lancaster Products & Kercher Enterprises’ owner Curt Snyder acquired the assets of Bradley Pulverizer through an affiliate effective on January 14th, 2020. Bradley Pulverizer specializes in the design, manufacture, and supply of pulverizing systems for fine and semi-fine grinding of hard, friable, abrasive materials for various applications throughout the world.
Curt Snyder, President and CEO of Lancaster Products & Kercher Enterprises, explains the reasons for the acquisition. “The synergies of both companies can offer a wider range of material processing equipment that often work together in the same process line. Bradley’s line of pulverizers and mill classifiers complement Lancaster Products’ mixing, granulating and crushing capabilities to connect customers with a greater array of complete solutions and services that go beyond customer expectations. Bradley Pulverizer also has a strong international presence spearheaded by their UK office which gives Lancaster Products greater reach to international markets. The manufacturing capabilities are extremely complementary which will benefit both companies tremendously.”
Bradley Pulverizers’ US and UK divisions will continue to operate normally while the international sales force will remain independent but working in collaboration to offer the Lancaster Products line of industrial equipment.
Curt Snyder will be President and CEO of both Bradley Pulverizer Enterprises Inc. and Lancaster Products & Kercher Enterprises. David Fronheiser, the former Bradley Pulverizer Company president, will continue in an advisory capacity.
About the companies:
Lancaster Products is a solutions company dedicated to improving material mixing and processing. The company designs and builds mixing, pelletizing, and crushing solutions for a wide variety of industries and materials. Lancaster Products upholds a rich history of innovation and quality for mixing equipment that traces back to 1930 to Lancaster Iron Work’s Mixer Division. Lancaster Products provides the most efficient and effective mixing technology available today: high shear counter-current mixing – yielding higher throughout, more homogenous outputs, and the flexibility of one-step granulation and pelletization. www.lancasterproducts.com
920 Mechanic Street
Lebanon, PA 17046
Kercher Enterprises is a vertically integrated machine shop specializing in machining, laser cutting, welding, fabrication, and complex machine assembly. Kercher’s in-house Engineering staff can quickly design custom or out of production parts or assemblies. Started in 1946 by James H. Kercher as a small machine shop, Kercher Industries has grown into a leading manufacturer focused on providing high-value solutions to its customers. www.kercherindustries.com
920 Mechanic Street
Lebanon, PA 17046
Bradley Pulverizer was founded in 1886 with offices in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Dartford, UK. The company has strived to supply its global customers with the most economical, reliable, maintenance-free, energy-efficient pulverizing system available. Producers of ores, coal, clays, and cement – of fertilizers and agricultural limestone – of slags, pigments, and other minerals rely on Bradley Pulverizer mills and service for uninterrupted heavy tonnage production of materials which meet the most demanding specifications for particle size distribution. Bradley’s mills are also particularly well suited for many plant operations requiring finely ground mineral products for use in industries such as cement, phosphate fertilizer, and steel. www.bradleypulverizer.com
USA Office UK Office
123 South Third Street 15 Kennet Rd
PO Box 1318 Dartford
Allentown, PA 18105 Kent – DA1 4QN
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