JPW Industries Acquires Edwards Manufacturing


Edwards Manufacturing
, headquartered in Albert Lea, MN, today announced it has reached an agreement to be acquired by JPW Industries, Inc. ® of La Vergne, TN.


JPW is a leading global designer, marketer and distributor of
branded metalworking and woodworking equipment and specialty shop tools sold under the JET ® , Powermatic ® , Wilton ® and Promac ® brand names. In addition to its La Vergne headquarters, the company has operations in Europe and Asia. It sells through a vast network of distributor partners worldwide.

Alexis Friend, Edwards President, stated: “Joining forces with JPW will enable Edwards to leverage its respected brand, innovative product designs and highly skilled employees. With JPW’s professional sales and marketing capabilities, we expect to significantly strengthen and expand our position in existing and new markets.”jpwimage

Robert Romano, JPW CEO, said: “In Edwards Manufacturing, JPW has acquired a strong brand, outstanding American Made products and a skilled workforce. We will maintain the Midwestern manufacturing facility in Albert Lea, MN. When combined with JPW’s sales and marketing reach, we expect to significantly expand Edwards’ presence in its core markets and beyond.”

About Edwards Manufacturing
Edwards Manufacturing was founded in America in 1875 by Charles Douglas Edwards and has been owned by the Hanson family since 1953. Edwards manufactures industrial ironworkers, hydraulic accessory tools, ironworker tooling, punches and dies, and specialty tools, including the innovative, portable, hydraulic Edwards Strut Pro. Edwards products are proudly Made in America and broadly distributed through metalworking dealers in North America and worldwide.

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About JPW Industries
We see a future built on great brands, great products and great people. In every facet of our business we leverage the strengths of our global infrastructure to maximize the benefits of all three.

As an organization, JPW is committed to providing unmatched service at every step of every business relationship we enter. We support dealers who sell our products in 20 countries throughout the world. In addition, we provide U.S. based technical service for all of our brands, offer industry-leading warranties on all of our products, and stock more than 40,000 replacement parts for next day shipment. At JPW, service isn’t just something we talk about. We were founded on it, and will remain dedicated to it for as long as we’re in business.

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