Double E Acquires Appleton Mfg. Division

NEENAH, WI | Appleton Mfg. Division reports it has been purchased by Double E Company, West Bridgewater, MA. Appleton joins Epoch Rollers and Double E Europe (STCMi) under the Incline Equity Partners-owned Double E Company LLC group.

“The acquisition is Double E’s second in the last 12 months, building on a market strategy to offer single source solutions for all your web handling needs,” says Tom Pranka, CEO of Double E. “We are excited to welcome Appleton into the Double E family and honored to be associated with a company with such broad and deep roots in the web handling and converting industries.”

Appleton president Ron Hirn says, “The Appleton Manufacturing/Double E combination results in a stronger team overall, allowing us to leverage the skills and specialties of both organizations into a company that delivers ever more value to our customers.”

Appleton Mfg. Division is a fully integrated engineering, design, sales, service, and manufacturing firm. It provide core cutters, core handling and finishing equipment, roll and cart movers, and related core processing and handling solutions. Its origins date back more than 100 years in the paper and web handling industry.

Double E Company is a supplier of engineered solutions for core chucks, safety chucks, core plugs, core shafts, idler rollers, reel spools, and associated accessories to the web handling industry worldwide.

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