Mergers & Acquisitions

Original Press Release

WS Hampshire Acquires Timco

Press release date: Jun 23, 2017

Combining Expertise in Composites & Technical Plastics

Hampshire, IL: WS Hampshire, a leading non-metallic materials and fabrication specialist is pleased to announce the acquisition of Timco, Inc. of Buchanan, NY, creating a market leader for fabricated custom composite solutions and technical plastics.

The new company will provide key components such as bearings, bushings, sheaves, and wear parts to major OEM customers in markets including: Capital Equipment, Construction, Electronics, Medical Equipment, Mills (Steel & Paper/Pulp), Power Generation, and Transportation.

WS Hampshire, primarily through its Ryertex® line of thermoset composites and Timco, primarily with its offerings in Nylons and UHMW thermoplastics will leverage global supply chains to bring customers the most cost effective solutions via a number of fabrication methods.

“This is an excellent fit of two companies, which is so exciting,” says Jeff Pope, President of WS Hampshire. “Besides the material synergies, each company has different market niches and strengths. And both companies make high quality parts, on time, and with a high customer service level.”

“It’s a winning combination. With Timco sheave customers, we can now expand our conversations to composite materials,” notes Greg Waack, Timco President. “Likewise WS Hampshire customers can gain exposure to items like wear pads, wheels, and rollers, made from Nylons and UHMW.”

All operations will be centralized in Hampshire, IL along with engineering, sales and customer service. Sales offices will also be located in Atlanta, GA and Reading, PA.

About WS Hampshire: W.S. Hampshire, Inc. is a full line custom fabricator and supplier of nonmetallic materials to include electrical & industrial papers and films along with thermoplastics, thermosets and a variety of industrial phenolics, thermal boards and composite plastics. Fabricated services include CNC Milling & Machining, Die Cutting, and Thermal Forming. Visit us at www.wshampshire.com and at www.timco-eng.com

Contact:

Brian Loftus

WS Hampshire, Inc.

630.621.0755

bloftus@wshampshire.com