By Anthony Capkun
May 1, 2013 – In a move to broaden its position in the utility segment, Greenlee (a Textron Inc. company) says it has acquired Sherman & Reilly Inc., a manufacturer of underground and aerial transmission and distribution products based in Chattanooga, Tenn.
“Sherman & Reilly is an acknowledged leader in heavy pulling products for distribution and transmission applications,” said Scott Hall, president, Textron Industrial Segment and Greenlee. “Like Greenlee Utility, the company has a strong brand built on innovation and service to the utility professional. S&R is a logical complement to our Greenlee Utility and Gator products, and will significantly expand Greenlee’s presence in the utility segment.”
Sherman & Reilly is the leading U.S. manufacturer, says Greenlee, of pulling and stringing equipment for the power utility segment. The company currently employs 110 people and will join the Greenlee family of brands alongside Greenlee, Klauke and Greenlee Communications.
In addition to its portfolio of pulling products and accessories, Sherman & Reilly will continue to manufacture a range of cable installation blocks and distribute fiber optic blowing systems for the telecom market. Sherman & Reilly will become a separate business unit within Greenlee, led by Mike Dunn, Sherman’s general manager.