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Source: Paladin Attachments press release

Dexter, Michigan - Paladin Attachments, a manufacturer of couplers and attachments, has announced the integration of CWS Industries and Jewell Mfg. into its North American business operations. Canadian-based CWS is a manufacturer of highly-engineered attachment products sold through a network of dealers and end-users in the mining, oil and gas, forestry and construction markets. They have been providing solutions to unique applications and geological conditions for over 5 decades. Prior to the integration, CWS has been a Paladin Distributor in Western Canada since being acquired in 2012 by International Equipment Solutions,(IES), Paladin's parent company.

Jewell Mfg., based in Portland, Ore., provides custom machines and attachments for the world's harshest environments including the forestry, demolition, scrap recycling, material handling, and construction industries.

The addition of both strong brands supports Paladin's continued product diversification objectives and improves its presence in the market as the largest manufacturer of coupler systems and attachment tools. The integration also provides a stronger platform for continued growth within Paladin in their served markets. Customers benefit from service bundling opportunities including design, product sales, installation services, and after-market support.

Mike Flannery, vice president and general manager of Paladin, says, "The additions of CWS Industries and Jewell Mfg., coupled with the previously announced acquisition of Kodiak Mfg. as well as implementation of our organic growth strategies, will catapult Paladin to new heights in achieving unique levels of customer satisfaction. The combined excellence of our expanded operations that produce and market our 12 brands will provide even more value to our one stop shop provision of the widest breadth of equipment attachment solutions."

About Paladin Attachments

Paladin Attachments is a leading global manufacturer of couplers and attachments for the construction, landscaping, aggregate, agriculture, land clearing & maintenance, demolition, recycling, snow removal, government, mining, energy and forestry market segments. Paladin's brands include Bradco, CP, CustomWorks, CWS, FFC, Harley, Jewell, JRB, Kodiak, McMillen, Paladin do Brasil and Sweepster. For more information about Paladin's entire coupler and attachment offering, call 800-428-2538; fax 330-734-3018; email paladininfo@paladinattachments.com; or visit www.paladinattachments.com.