January 26, 2014

Following the acquisitions of majority interest in American Kuhne (AK) in October 2012 and Welex in June 2013, Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC) announced today that the integration of the organization across the three brands is complete. Also, as announced at the time of its acquisition, Welex manufacturing operations that were in Greenville, NC have been consolidated into GEC operations in York, PA.  

GEC president CEO, David Schroeder; VP Operations, Dan Fox Factory Manager, Shawn Kohlbus
GEC president & CEO, David Schroeder; VP Operations, Dan Fox; Factory Manager, Shawn Kohlbus

“The first Welex line manufactured in York will ship in late January,” said GEC president and CEO David Schroeder. “The customer, an important Welex relationship, visited last week for the factory acceptance test which went perfectly. They were impressed with the Navigator® control system, the team’s proficiency, the quality of their new line produced here, our lab facilities, and the expansion and improvements recently completed,” he added. 

“As founder Don Graham said, ‘Together, GEC, AK and Welex create a convergence of leading technologies, people and capabilities in extrusion’,” stated Schroeder. “I’m proud of the way the team has aligned and begun working together for the benefit of our customers worldwide.” 




Media Contact: 
Gina Haines, Vice President & CMO
Tel: +1 404.386.6830
E-mail: ghaines@grahamengineering.com 


The Graham Group acquired majority interest in American Kuhne in 2012, followed by Graham Engineering Corporation’s acquisition of Welex in June 2013. Together, Graham Engineering Corporation, American Kuhne, and Welex create a convergence of leading technologies, people, and capabilities in extrusion. Graham is a privately held company headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, USA. 

Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC) is the global standard in wheel and industrial extrusion blow molding solutions, with 400 installations in 20 countries. GEC offers package design, product development and processing expertise, along with monolayer, multilayer, and barrier extrusion blow molding equipment and technology upgrades. Visit www.grahamengineering.com. 

American Kuhne (AK) is the preferred provider of engineered solutions for plastics, rubber, and silicone extrusion. AK solutions comprise standard and custom single screw extruders, feed screws, extrusion systems, and specialized turnkey systems for laboratory, medical tubing, narrow web, wire and cable, pipe, tubing, and profile applications. Visit www.americankuhne.com. 

Welex is the global standard in high performance sheet extrusion solutions, with over four decades of leadership. Welex solutions are installed in more than 3,000 customer locations in 69 countries. The company’s innovations include co-extrusion and multi-layer methods that lead the industry as well as dozens of barrier lines installed globally. Visit www.welex.com.

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