1. Celebrating the New Merger between Metalex and Morton Manufacturing

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    We are proud to announce Metalex’s merger with Morton Manufacturing Company, an Illinois-based manufacturer of industrial safety grating and railroad running boards.

    At Metalex and Morton Manufacturing, we are under the umbrella of Jason Industries, parent company to a global group of leading manufacturers in the components, seating, finishing, and automotive acoustics markets. Moving forward both companies will both effectively begin operations under the Metalex name.

    The change brings with it a new logo, website, and tagline that better represents the full scope of our product offerings and comprehensive solutions, as only our organization is able to provide.

    Building on Existing Synergies

    metalex-logoThe partnership between Metalex and Morton Manufacturing began in 2013, when our two companies first combined operations. In the following months, we continued to leverage each other’s strengths while reinforcing the performance and expertise of both teams. This merger finally solidifies the union between our two companies.

    According to Jason Industries CEO David Westgate, both Morton and Metalex had successful histories as stand-alone businesses, but merging the two companies made sense “due to the countless synergies between their products and processes.”

    “We anticipate that the new Metalex will be a boon to customers who will benefit from an expanded range of resources and knowledge,” Westgate said.

    New, Fitting Tagline

    We are celebrating the new merger with Morton Manufacturing with a tagline that reflects exactly what both companies offer to customers. According to Steve Carollo, Vice President and General Manager at Metalex, the tagline “Expertise. Execution. Excellence.” neatly “summarizes our corporate values and strengths.”

    The expertise, execution, and excellence we are celebrating highlights both companies’ long-standing experience across a variety of industries and their commitment to unparalleled customer service, offering superior, unique solutions and high quality performance in all areas of enterprise.

    Celebrating Things to Come

    The benefits of the merger to both companies are numerous. Being a company under the Jason Industries umbrella, we practice the “Jason Business System,” a collaborative manufacturing strategy focused on operational excellence, continual innovation, and periodic improvement. The merger signifies a stronger commitment to these values and will allow each company to expand their business capacity.

    Customers stand to benefit the most from the merger. By combining their business, we are also renewing their dedication to providing high quality service, through which customers work with familiar teams and use the same, superior products. The merger will allow both us and Morton to handle more business than ever before while reducing lead times and improve on the quality of service customers have come to expect.