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Taber Extrusions acquires mirco-extruder Exact Manufacturing

Monday, August 20, 2018  
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AEC member Taber Extrusions, headquartered in Russellville, AR, has acquired the Exact Manufacturing division of Lou-Rich, Inc., allowing Taber to expand its capabilities.

“As computers get smaller and smaller, the heat sinks used in those computers need to likewise get smaller,” said Jason Weber, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Taber Extrusions. “They can also be used in industrial applications, with housings for sensors, and in military applications, as components for drones. So there’s a lot of market potential for micro-extrusions.”

Through the acquisition of the micro-extrusion business, Taber will be better able to serve its customers. “A lot of the defense contractors that we deal with are also in the commercial aerospace and electronics sectors where small precision profiles are used,” said Weber. “We really saw a need to get into the production of the kind of micro-extrusions used in those industries. It would be a chance to expand our production capabilities and contribute to the overall success of Taber as a business.”

The acquisition of the micro-extrusion business involves the transfer of two extrusion presses and ancillary equipment from their prior location in Albert Lee, MN, to a renovated building at Taber’s Russellville facility.