MILWAUKEE, WIS. — October, 2010
Hentzen Coatings, Inc., (Hentzen) a leader in aerospace, military, and general industrial coatings, and Axon Products, Inc., (Axon) a leader in aerospace and specialty coatings products are pleased to announce they have combined their respective aerospace groups. Hentzen acquired the assets of Axon Products, Inc. including its facilities in Greenville, South Carolina. Axon will now operate as a division of Hentzen, and will be known as AXONHENTZEN AEROSPACE.
The combined capabilities of the Axon and Hentzen aerospace teams will provide a more complete aerospace product and service offering. In addition, increased sales coverage will enhance response time, and expanded research and development capabilities will enable streamlined development of specialized coatings for unique customer needs.
All Axon products will now carry the new AXONHENTZEN AEROSPACE brand name, and will be manufactured at the Greenville facility. Service will continue to be handled by the existing Axon engineering and manufacturing team. The Greenville facility will operate as it has in the past and subtle changes Axon customers experience will only enhance the service they now enjoy. Hentzen products, made in the facilities where the products were qualified, will be available through the AXONHENTZEN AEROSPACE division and will retain the Hentzen brand name.
Mike Hentzen, Executive VP of Corporate Development at Hentzen Coatings said, “We are extremely pleased with this product and service expansion. The acquisition provides Hentzen an opportunity to gain knowledgeable personnel with deep experience in the commercial aerospace and specialty coatings industries. The principals of Axon have a proven track record over 40 years of experience. Axon is a well-managed and respected organization that fills a strategic role within the Hentzen Coatings business. We know that Axon will fundamentally strengthen our offering to the aerospace coatings marketplace.”
Carlos Rhys, President/CEO of Axon, stated, “By joining forces and becoming a part of Hentzen, we will expand our reach in the aerospace marketplace. More important, we will continue to provide the personalized service and rapid response times that built our reputation in the industry.”
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About Axon Products, Inc.
Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Axon has developed a line of high technology coatings being sold in the commercial and executive aircraft markets. The company stresses quality and customer service with unparalleled technical support. Its customers include many airlines/freight carriers, as well as various OEMs.
About Hentzen Coatings, Inc.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 1923 Hentzen has specialized in the development, engineering and manufacturing of liquid and powder coatings, primarily for aerospace, military and general industrial (GI) applications. Hentzen Coatings are custom engineered to perform in extreme conditions and are continually improved to meet exacting customer and exceed market-driven specifications. Hentzen stock and custom products are manufactured in its state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Batavia, Illinois.