Jergens, Inc. Acquires Bock Workholding Inc.

November 13, 2008-Cleveland, Ohio-Jergens, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of standard tooling components, vises, and other workholding equipment, announced that it has acquired Bock Workholding Inc. Bock, with U.S. headquarters in Ford City, Pa., and sales partners in Europe, Asia, and Australia, is a manufacturer and distributor of workholding solutions designed to improve the productivity of vertical and horizontal machining centers and flexible manufacturing cells. Bock offers a large selection of workholding solutions, including twin production vises, locating systems, 5-axis vises, and more.

"Bock's and Jergens' combined product lines are a perfect fit," says Sean Stapulionis, Jergens' General Manager, Tooling and Components Division. "Adding the Bock people and products demonstrates Jergens' commitment to innovative workholding solutions-it is a wonderful opportunity to broaden our offerings in vises and quick-change fixturing. Our customers will still have access to the Bock team and to the reliable products they know."

Founded in 1942, Jergens, Inc. has grown into four separate operating divisions providing superior engineered solutions and products: "The standard components with the highest standards." The Jergens Difference might be better engineering or better service but the result is always the same-a better solution for our customers. Jergens is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. For more information, please contact Jergens, Inc. at Jergens Way, 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 216-486-5540 or toll free: 800-537-4367; Fax: 216-481-6193. On the Web: E-mail:

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