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Gloucester Acquires Pearl Technologies


GLOUCESTER, MA | Gloucester Engineering Co. (GEC) has acquired Pearl Technologies, Savannah, NY. Pearl engineers and manufactures consumable parts for converting and extrusion capital equipment.

Since 1985 Pearl has provided customers with customized aftermarket products such as punches and wicket attachments for converting equipment. Additionally, it offers customized performance enhancements built with low-friction surface technology for extrusion equipment such as collapsing frames, liquid chilled bubble cages, pre-nip chillers, turning bars, and advanced gusset boards.

Mark Steele, CEO of Gloucester Engineering, says, "We are excited to have Bob Tewksbury and the entire Pearl team join Gloucester. Over the past 27 years, Pearl has produced innovative and successful products that simultaneously improve performance and reduce maintenance costs of converting and extrusion capital equipment. Pearl has consistently led with technically superior products and provided excellent service through its focus on design, engineering, customer service, and product quality. Pearl’s products accelerate our growth in attractive aftermarket segments and extends GEC’s product reach further into converting, all of which will result in a more expansive product offering and improved customer service.…”


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