Justrite® Safety Group acquires Eagle® Manufacturing Company

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Mar 12, 2018

Justrite Safety Group Acquires West Virginia-based Eagle Manufacturing Company

(Des Plaines, Ill.) – Justrite® Safety Group, a supplier of products for the safe management of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials, has announced the acquisition of West Virginia-based Eagle® Manufacturing Company (Eagle), a prime manufacturer of safety cans, safety cabinets, spill containment products, poly drums and material handling products. The addition expands the Justrite Safety Group.

Established in 1894 and based in Wellsburg, W.Va., Eagle brings a wide range of industrial safety and material handling products that cater to customers in a variety of sectors including construction, oil and gas, utilities, transportation, chemical and medical, to name a few.

“The acquisition of Eagle by Justrite Safety Group further demonstrates our business strategy to better serve our customers within the industrial safety and material handling product sector of the global market,” said Mark McElhinny, Justrite president and CEO. 

“We value Eagle’s ongoing commitment to meet their customers’ expectations for ‘compliance solutions’ products to help industry meet strict local, state and federal regulations,” said McElhinny. “Eagle’s advanced manufacturing and skilled craftsmanship will integrate seamlessly into our distribution and engineered solution sales channels.”

Joe Eddy, Eagle president, said the company will continue to sell Eagle-branded products, but the acquisition is an incredible growth opportunity for Eagle. “This transaction will fuel revenue growth, create additional job opportunities, allow for product expansion and provide for greater economic impact in our community, state and region,” Eddy said. 

Eddy has been named an executive vice president in the Justrite Safety Group leading the North American Chemical Safety business, which will include the Justrite operation in Mattoon, Ill.

The Eagle portfolio comprises more than 1,000 products, all of which are made in the USA, and include: safety cans, safety cabinets, spill containment products, poly drums, and material handling products. Justrite Safety Group’s products include safety cabinets and large outdoor storage buildings, safety vessels and containers for laboratory and industrial applications, spill containment, safety showers and eye/face wash and other products that all help customers maintain safe practices.