TJM Capital Partners, through its portfolio company, Builtrite Holdings, LLC, announced its investment in SAS of Luxemburg, Ltd effective April 14, 2017. Founded in 1975, SAS Forks is a leading producer of highly engineered and differentiated auto dismantlers and processors, and material handling attachments serving the auto salvage, material recycling, scrap processing and quarrying market niches, among others. The company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Builtrite Holdings, LLC, and will continue to operate from its modern manufacturing facility located in Luxemburg, WI. Paul Secker, son of the company’s founder, will continue to serve as SAS’ President and all SAS Forks’ employees will retain their current roles with the company.
Builtrite Manufacturing, also a wholly owned subsidiary of Builtrite Holdings, LLC, located in Two Harbors, MN, is a sister company to SAS Forks. Members of the new SAS Forks-Builtrite Mfg. alliance will work together to provide all customers access to the full suite of advanced products currently offered by each company. Builtrite designs and produces broad families of Truck Mount and Stationary Electric Material Handlers. The company also produces a broad family of attachments for applications on heavy mobile and stationary equipment. The Builtrite brand is well-known throughout diverse market niches including; auto salvaging, solid waste processing and material recycling, scrap processing, utilities, railroad maintenance, general and infrastructure construction, pipeline, wood mills, tree services, among others. Builtrite was founded as Northshore Manufacturing in the late 1970’s by John Anderson and two associates. John currently serves as a consultant to Builtrite Manufacturing’s management team. Elmer Secker, founder of SAS, will also serve as a consultant to SAS Forks management team.
The alliance between SAS Forks and Builtrite Manufacturing will yield significant benefits for all stakeholders, importantly, the new entity’s valued customer base, supply partners and employees. SAS and Builtrite’s customers will have access to the full suite of complementary products offered by each company. Substantial Sales and Marketing synergies are anticipated as SAS and Builtrite integrates its go-to-market strategies, leverages its seasoned sales and marketing resources and offers integrated and customized equipment and attachment packages that will significantly increase customer’s productivity, efficiency, and ultimately profitability.
SAS’ President, Paul Secker and Builtrite’s President, Tom Cavallin will report to Bill Van Sant, Executive Chairman of Builtrite Holdings’ Board of Directors. Bill has been associated with large public as well as small to mid-sized private manufacturing companies serving the heavy agricultural and construction equipment, and attachments, industries during his forty-year career. He also serves as an Operating Partner with TJM Capital Partners. Bill said, “We are extremely pleased to announce the joining of these two iconic brands. Working together, the SAS Forks and Builtrite Handler organizations will offer integrated product and customer service value propositions that will enhance their customers competitive edge in the markets they serve”.
The new alliance’s goal is to offer customers highly customized and integrated packages that will yield world-class levels of Operator Safety, increased levels of productivity, higher operating efficiencies and increased profitability.
Customers or suppliers who may have any questions regards the new entity should contact the person they normally work with at either SAS Forks or Builtrite. Each associate of the new enterprise looks forward to continuing to deliver superior customer service to its valued customer base.