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The PDI Group Acquires Polytechnic Industries


August 9, 2023

Tel: +1-216-271-7344

CLEVELAND, OH and MT. LAUREL, NJ USA – August 9, 2023 – The PDI Group, through its newly formed acquisition affiliate, Polytech Defense Spares, announces that it has acquired the assets of Polytechnic Industries, Inc. (Polytechnic). Polytechnic is a producer of fasteners, small gun parts, gears, light assemblies and other hard-to-find spare parts in support of the US Department of Defense (DoD).

Founded in 1970 by its current President, Alvin Lanson, Polytechnic has been a longtime supplier of critical fasteners and failure-critical gun parts to the DoD and was placed on their Qualified Suppliers List of Manufacturers (QSLM), a list of esteemed manufacturers that the DoD deems trustworthy to manufacture these parts. The newly formed company, Polytech Defense Spares, will remain in Mt. Laurel, NJ and will continue to be operated by Polytechnic’s current Vice Presidents, Eric Miller (promoted to President) and Steve Lanson. Alvin Lanson will retire on December 31, 2023.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join The PDI Group of Companies as we share the same culture and commitment to customers, suppliers and employees,” said Eric Miller. “PDI’s track-record of success working with the DoD and other foreign military partners, coupled with our own proven history with the DoD, will further accelerate the growth of newly formed Polytech Defense Spares and provide additional resources to achieve our long-term objectives.”

Irwin Haber, The PDI Group’s Chairman, along with Nathan Haber, The PDI Group’s President -- together commented, “Our Company has for decades provided high quality and reliable weapons support equipment and ground support equipment as well as strong aftermarket support to the DoD and our international customers. The Polytechnic acquisition expands The PDI Group’s aftermarket product offerings and capabilities to its customers. We look forward to welcoming Polytechnic’s team members to The PDI Group and to working with their talented leadership team led by Eric Miller, who will continue to lead the business as President of the newly formed company.”

The PDI Group, through its member companies, PDI Ground Support Systems, KWD Aircraft Support Equipment and now Polytech Defense Spares, is a leading designer and manufacturer of a wide variety of weapons support equipment and ground support equipment as well as providing aftermarket support to the US Air Force, US Navy, US Army, US Coast Guard and 50 international air forces. Annual revenues for The PDI Group will now exceed $25 million as a result of this transaction.

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