Coldwater Group Acquires BladePro

Aug. 29, 2013 - Coldwater Group said that it has acquired BladePro of Rock Hill, South Carolina and will continue to operate the Rock Hill facility.

BladePro is a manufacturer of doctor blades to the paper industry.

BladePro's president, Joe Christopher, has joined Coldwater as manager of all doctor blade business from Coldwater's U.S. operations.

"We are very pleased to have Joe and BladePro join Coldwater. Joe's customer-oriented service philosophy fits very well with our culture," said David Withers, President of Coldwater Group.

"This acquisition builds on our R&E Kirwin Ltd. acquisition last year in the UK, as we continue to build the most reliable one-stop source for paper machine consumables to the global paper industry," Withers added.

Coldwater is a manufacturing company specializing in products for the pulp and paper industry. The company is the world's largest manufacturer of suction roll sealing strips and one of the largest manufacturers of paper machine drainage elements. For additional information visit:

SOURCE: Coldwater Group, Inc.