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Craftsmen Industries acquires Assets of Schantz Mfg
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Craftsmen Industries (St. Charles, MO) is excited to announce the investment in and acquisition of all Schantz Mfg. assets completed on December 27, 2017. Craftsmen and Schantz have nearly 100 years of combined experience in the custom mobile experience manufacturing industry.

For 35 years Craftsmen Industries has been the market leader in the Experiential Marketing industry providing design, engineering, production of marketing vehicles, large format graphics and custom industrial fabrication. Mark Steele, Craftsmen Industries President, CEO and Co-Owner noted the synergies between the two companies, “The Schantz Mfg brand has been a leader in the Fair and Festival industry for decades and the two companies complement each other perfectly. We are excited to have the Schantz brand in the Craftsmen family and look forward to providing our expertise in experiential marketing, graphic design, graphic production, and manufacturing to the Midway of the world.” Joe Helmsing, founder of Craftsmen Industries stated “I am very happy to see these two brands of tremendous history and heritage together under family ownership. The shared legacies of durable designs, reliable operations and customer devotion promises a bright future for these brands.”

Schantz Mfg. will continue to serve the Fair & Festival market at the Highland, Illinois manufacturing facility, led by Mike Schantz as its General Manager. “This is a terrific opportunity; my family and I are excited to continue serving the industry as we build upon relationships new and old. The extensive manufacturing capabilities, a world class print facility, increased engineering and design power and ultimately more capacity, allow Schantz Mfg to provide products never before seen in the Fair and Festival industry. I look forward to continuing our dedication to serve this market and its customers with even greater capabilities.”

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