The acquisition of Centerline Machine enables Dielectric Corporation to offer machining in a wider range of materials and sizes.
Menomonee Falls, WI – January 22, 2015 – Dielectric Corporation announced today that it has acquired Centerline Machine, Incorporated of Waupaca, Wisconsin.
Centerline Machine specializes in the machining and fabrication of parts and products composed of steel, composites and exotic alloys. The company’s capabilities complement Dielectric Corporation’s strengths in the manufacture of plastic and non-ferrous metal products.
"With the addition of the Centerline Machine operation, we can now offer a wider range of machining, fabrication and prototyping services. This expansion will enable us to better serve existing clients and to diversify our customer base," says Dielectric Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Mike Esser."
Dielectric Corporation has pursued a careful growth strategy over the past several years to more fully meet the needs of the original equipment manufacturers it serves. In 2011, the company opened its JR Prototypes division to offer rapid prototyping and other additive manufacturing services. The Centerline Machine acquisition enables Dielectric Corporation to offer machining in a wider range of materials and sizes. Further, it expands its service mix to include metal fabrication, laser cutting and abrasive waterjet material processing.
"We anticipate the need for expanded capabilities and services to meet customer demand in coming years. As a result, we plan to further develop operations at all of our facilities," says Esser.
In another move that expands capabilities, Dielectric Corporation has introduced the following technologies in its Menomonee Falls facility:
"We are committed to meeting our customers’ changing needs through technology improvements and added capabilities. These recent purchases, along with the addition of the Centerline Machine facility, enable us to continue to provide the quality and service that our customers have come to expect from Dielectric," says Dielectric Corporation Chief Operating Officer Perry Pabich.
Centerline Machine, like Dielectric Corporation, has a reputation for quality and performance. The company is ITAR-compliant and ISO 9001-2008 certified. Operations will continue at the Waupaca facility.
Dielectric Corporation was founded in 1965 by Ray Esser. The company has been a leader in non-ferrous and plastic fabrication since its inception. Today, with the JR Prototypes and Centerline Machine divisions, Dielectric Corporation is a single-source provider of custom prototypes, parts, sub-assemblies and finished parts made from a variety of plastics and metals. The company is known for its raw materials expertise and exceptional price performance. Dielectric Corporation’s Wisconsin and Iowa facilities are certified ISO 9001-2008.
In 1996, Charles Leiby opened Centerline Machine in his garage with one machine. The company has grown steadily ever since and now boasts 45,000 square feet of machining, fabricating and assembly floor space and equipment that includes three-ton, five-ton and ten-ton cranes. The company manufactures and fabricates equipment for the energy, defense, food, plastic and paper industries and subcontracts machining services to government contractors and automakers.