M&M MANUFACTURING ACQUIRES WILKINS CORPORATION OF LITTLE ROCKFort Worth, Texas, September 15, 2010 - M&M Manufacturing, L.L.C. (“M&M”), a portfolio company of TGF Management Corp. (“TGFM”) announced today M&M’s acquisition of The Wilkins Corporation (“Wilkins“) in Little Rock, Arkansas. The financial terms were undisclosed.
Founded in 1960 by W.E. “Ed” Wilkins, The Wilkins Corporation is a family owned and operated manufacturer of steel duct pipe and fittings for the HVAC industry. Operating out of a 50,000 square foot facility in Little Rock, Wilkins has established itself as a leading provider of quality products servicing HVAC wholesalers in Arkansas and the surrounding states. Wilkins has been managed for over 40 years by current President, Harrigan Wortsmith, who will remain as an important member of the M&M senior management team.
“Wilkins is well capitalized, is one of the most respected companies in our industry, and is now even stronger due to our partnership with M&M,” said Wortsmith. “Our partnership with M&M brings us an expanded product offering for both residential and commercial HVAC applications, additional capital and resources, and reinforces our commitment to our customers and employees to further invest and expand our business.”
“We are excited to partner with Harrigan, his family, and the rest of the Wilkins team,” said Rob Felton, President of M&M. “Wilkins will serve as an eastern expansion of M&M’s geographic footprint, immediately expanding our volumes and customer base into seven additional states.” “Wilkins is a respected manufacturer in the industry and Harrigan Wortsmith is an important addition to M&M’s senior management team.”
About M&M Manufacturing Company
M&M was founded in 1958 and has established itself as the leading manufacturer and supplier of steel duct pipe and fittings in the Southwest servicing its commercial and wholesale customers through manufacturing facilities in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston, Texas. Additionally, M&M’s Precision Products division manufactures precision sheet metal parts for a variety of industries including industrial, electronics, and consumer products. With a substantial investment in both manufacturing technology and a fleet of Company-owned delivery vehicles, M&M has become the vendor of choice through its adherence to product quality and customer service. For further information, visit M&M’s website at www.mmmfg.com.
About TGF Management Corp.
Austin, Texas-based, TGF Management Corp. is one of the oldest and most active private equity firms in the Southwest, focusing on partnering with management teams and operational executives in the acquisition of middle market companies. Since 1992, TGFM has invested in over 40 companies with combined revenue in excess of $3.5 billion. TGFM currently manages in excess of $700 million on behalf of the Texas Growth Fund, and its latest private equity fund, Southwest Opportunity Partners, L.P. For further information, call 512.322.3100 or visit TGFM’s website at www.tgfmanagement.com.