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Metro Boiler Tube Company, Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners

Established in 1989, Metro distributes, fabricates, and cuts tubing used in boilers serving a diverse group of industries including electrical utilities, pulp and paper, petrochemical, sugar, and numerous mechanical contractors. The company has its headquarters and main operations in Ringgold, GA and also has a facility in Gonzalez, LA.

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Southern Filter Media, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Founded in 1973 and located in Chattanooga, TN, Southern Filter Media is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality wet and dry environmental filtration products for application in various industries including aluminum, asphalt, cement, chemicals, foodstuffs, furniture, grain, mining, pharmaceuticals, steel, and woodworking.

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Challenger Lifts, Inc./Quality Lifts, LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Challenger Lifts specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of a comprehensive line of automotive lifts, jacks and accessories. Challenger sells its products through a nationwide authorized distributor network. Quality Lifts sells the same types of lifts to the residential/consumer market. Challenger and Quality are headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and were founded in 1983 and 2001, respectively.

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Douglas Machines Corp.

Management Buyout of Corporate Spin-off

Douglas Machines is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of stainless steel washing and sanitizing equipment and systems principally for Bakery, Food Processing, Food Service and Distribution industries.  Founded in 1979, Douglas is based in Clearwater, Florida.

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AmBath/ReBath, LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners

Headquartered near Phoenix, Arizona, AmBath manufactures and installs bathtub liners, wall systems, shower liners and vanity tops in hotels. The company began operations in 1979. AmBath now controls an estimated 80% of the hotel bathroom liner retrofit industry. Every major hotel and motel chain in the country uses AmBath products. In 1991, AmBath created ReBath to sell the same products to residential customers through a network of franchisees. With locations nationwide ReBath was ranked #1 in its category by Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 listing.

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Tennessee Mat Company, Inc.

Family Succession Buyout

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and founded in 1950, Tennessee Mat Company manufactures commercial matting products — everything from entrance mats to anti-fatigue products to wheel chocks. In the fifty years since its inception, Tennessee Mat Company has significantly contributed to the advancement of matting technology and was the first to introduce anti-fatigue matting in 1963.

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Hackett Precision Company

Management Buyout of Corporate Spin-Off

Hackett Precision Company (“HPC”) was established in 1960 as a tooling and special machinery builder in Nashville, Tennessee. In June 1989, GCA and HPC management purchased HPC from Gleason Corporation. HPC’s niche since its founding has been to provide top quality and on time deliveries. HPC has built on this track record and progressively grown its manufacturing operations. The services HPC performs, be it furnishing small replacement parts or complex robotics, have made it as diversified as its customers’ requirements.

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Cumberland Optical Company, Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Founded in 1959, Cumberland Optical, Inc. is middle Tennessee’s largest independently owned full service optical lab. The company grinds, tints and coats eyeglass lenses as well as distributes eyeglass frames to individually owned and operated ophthalmologist and optometrist offices. The company primarily serves the area within a 400-mile radius of Nashville, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

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Dayton Parts Holdings, L.L.C.

Management Buyout of Public Division Spin-Off

Dayton Parts is a leading manufacturer and distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer replacement parts. The company manufactures aftermarket leaf springs and is a full-line distributor of heavy-duty undercarriage replacement parts, such as springs, brake and wheel-end suspensions, and steering components. Dayton was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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EFT Source, Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners

EFT Source, Inc. was established in 1986 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. EFT personalizes plastic cards, primarily financial institution debit cards. The company’s services include card graphics design, printing, encoding, embossing, and data processing services related to plastic card management and issuance. EFT primarily targets small to medium sized financial institutions.