Netshape Technologies Announces Acquisition of Capstan Tennessee

Floyds Knobs, Indiana – NetShape Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company of Saw Mill Capital LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Capstan Tennessee Inc., a leading powder metallurgy competitor serving the precision components market. From today forward, the facility will do business as NetShape Technologies, Inc. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Dax Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer of NetShape, said, “We are very excited to add the Rockwood facility to the NetShape team. This acquisition adds significant technology and capabilities to NetShape, further expanding our addressable applications in the market and supporting our goal of being the leader in innovative customer solutions.”

We are equally excited that all personnel will continue with the business and that Loren Bone, former General Manager of Capstan Tennessee, has assumed the role of Director of Operations for NetShape Rockwood. Loren Bone said, “I am looking forward to becoming a part of NetShape and to be able to expand our sales, marketing and engineering capabilities to better serve our customers.”

With this acquisition, NetShape broadens its offering of precision metal components and enhances its organizational talent to continue its growth objectives. The Rockwood, Tennessee facility, which is ISO 9001 registered, has an unrivaled reputation in the off-highway equipment market, which is strategically important to NetShape.

About NetShape Technologies

NetShape Technologies is a global manufacturer and metal components supplier with manufacturing and sales sites located in North America, Asia and Europe. NetShape designs and produces engineered components through state of the art Powder Metallurgy (PM) and Metal Injection Molding (MIM) technologies. The company has four operating facilities in the mid-western United States and one in the People’s Republic of China. To learn more about NetShape Technologies, please visit

About NetShape Rockwood (formerly Capstan Tennessee, Inc.)

For over forty years NetShape Rockwood has been achieving breakthrough results in Powder Metallurgy through superior technology and capabilities. Specializing in producing large, complex parts in a range of lot sizes with expertise in a variety of applications including off-highway construction equipment, agricultural equipment, commercial refrigeration units, and heavy-duty diesel engines. To learn more about NetShape Technologies, please visit

About Saw Mill Capital

Based in Briarcliff Manor, NY, Saw Mill Capital LLC is an operationsoriented private equity firm focused on acquiring businesses with $40150 million in revenues that can be meaningfully grown organically and through acquisitions. Saw Mill Capital partners with senior leadership teams to make control investments in businesses headquartered in North America. Saw Mill brings capital and unique resources to help companies reach their full potential by working collaboratively with senior leadership to create effective business strategies, implement best practices, and provide global market expertise. For more information, please visit


Don Leonard

Chief Marketing Officer, NetShape Technologies, Inc.

Tel: (812) 923-4094

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