C.B. Manufacturing & Sales Co., Inc. Acquires Great Lakes Industrial Knife

We’re excited to announce that our parent company, C.B. Manufacturing & Sales Co., Inc., has acquired Great Lakes Industrial Knife Company, Inc. in Akron, Ohio.

The acquisition of Great Lakes Industrial Knife strongly aligns with our strategy to make cutting effortless for customers by providing end-to-end cutting and grinding solutions for a broad array of industrial applications. By purchasing Great Lakes Industrial Knife, ACE gains a world-class domestic knife manufacturer with broad capabilities delivered by highly skilled machinists.

About Great Lakes Industrial Knife Company, Inc.

Founded in 1981 by Ron and Stacy Kara, Great Lakes Industrial Knife Company, Inc. manufactures and sharpens industrial machine knives for the plastics, paper, printing, packaging, and metalworking industries. Their 50,000-plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing and regrind facility is home to a skilled staff of experienced precision machining professionals dedicated to producing the highest quality products and results.

The Akron facility’s state-of-the-art manufacturing center is home to over two dozen German-engineered CNC grinders and equipment that deliver high-precision manufacturing and regrinding capabilities including:

  • Sharpening and Subcontract Grinding Capacity
  • Strand Pelletizer Rotor Sharpening and Repair
  • Underwater Pelletizer Die Resurfacing and Repair
  • Extrusion Die Manufacturing and Repair
  • Carbide and Tool Steel Inlay Knife Manufacturing

Combining innovating engineering capabilities with the most technologically advanced CNC precision German grinders and CNC machining centers enables Great Lakes Industrial Knife to offer the highest quality machine knives in the industry.

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