Mergers & Acquisitions

Original Press Release

Arnold Machine and Northstar Industries Announce Merger

Press release date: Jan 10, 2014

Two leading industrial companies combine to deliver seamless, convenient finishing services to manufacturers and machine shops

TIFFIN, OHIO – Arnold Machine Inc. (AMI), a premier full-service designer and manufacturer of industrial equipment and services, has merged operations with its longtime partner Northstar Industries, a specialist in black oxide treatment and powder coating services for manufacturers and machine shops. The merger brings together complementary leading technologies to create an expanded set of capabilities in surface finishing services that are crucial to manufacturers and machine shops.

Arnold Machine’s custom automated equipment, precision CNC machining services and other high-quality industrial equipment and services are used across a diverse range of industries, from automotive and aerospace to food processing and pharmaceutical. ISO 9001-certified Northstar Industries provides superior custom powder coating services to manufacturing and machine shops with a focus on tooling.

AMI traces its roots to 1994, when it began providing companies with custom machining and fabrication from a small shop. Today, the company’s team of highly experienced engineers, electricians and machine tradesmen can design and build virtually any type of customized automated production and spray equipment, as well as electrical control panels. AMI’s full-service work includes in-house design, machining, fabrication and assembly.

Founded in 2006, Northstar Industries specializes in black oxide surface treatment services and powder coating services. The company can coat aluminum, stainless steel and steel to provide superior corrosion, abrasion and high-temperature resistance. Additional services include area masking, tapped hole clean out, custom packaging, machining, fabrication and more.

United by a shared commitment to high-quality work and client convenience, the merger enhances AMI and Northstar’s abilities to deliver added value and superior customer service – with reliable lead times, pickup and delivery service – at a competitive price. By combining resources, AMI and Northstar will now be leading the industry in delivering seamless, convenient and comprehensive finishing services to current and future manufacturing customers.

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About Arnold Machine Inc.
Founded in 1994, Arnold Machine produces high-quality, custom automated equipment, precision CNC machining services and other industrial services. Operating out of a 50,000 square-foot facility in Tiffin, Ohio, AMI is capable of creating and building virtually any type of machinery, including spray machines, conveyor systems and pick-and-place machinery. Learn more about AMI by visiting or following @Arnold_Machine on Twitter.

About Northstar Industries
Founded in 2006, Northstar Industries specializes in black oxide surface treatment services for manufacturers. In 2011, Northstar acquired Tiffin Powder Coating Specialists and began offering customers superior powder coating services. Northstar earned its ISO 9001 certification in 2006 and remains current today.