Columbia Machine Inc. acquired Control Design & Manufacturing (CD&M), a provider of factory automation solutions, designing, manufacturing and supporting conventional bag palletizing systems, bag handling equipment, box forming and filling solutions and controls.
“Adding Control Design & Manufacturing to Columbia PSI, LLC is a great opportunity to expand our bagging solutions and allows us to grow our Denver-based team. We have a long-term strategy for our Denver operation and CD&M builds on that vision. In addition, the CD&M employees bring valuable experience and product knowledge,” says Tim Goode, general manager of PSI, a Columbia Machine, Inc. Company. “CD&M offers new equipment to Columbia PSI, opens new markets and broadens our potential customer base. Columbia PSI plans to continue the same exceptional service and support that CD&M has been known for over the last 30 years of business and is excited to carry on the company and its employees as we integrate the two companies.”
“As I look to retire, I wanted to ensure that CD&M would continue to supply reliable equipment and offer the same customer support that our customers are used to receiving for the last 30 years,” says Dale Kintgen, president/owner of CD&M. “Columbia PSI will carry on that vision while keeping the business in Denver and providing ongoing employment opportunities for my staff. I wish I were 20 years younger so I could be part of what the future holds.”
From Columbia Machine:
- The addition of the CD&M palletizing solutions, accessory conveyors, controls, box forming equipment and years of experience will further grow Columbia PSI as an innovative, industry leader.
- Columbia PSI will operate CD&M out of the existing location in Englewood, Colo., until the facility upgrades are complete at Columbia PSI‘s headquarters.
- Merging the two companies in the Denver, Colo., area gives Columbia PSI increased manufacturing capabilities and additional space dedicated to bagging and packaging equipment.