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Motch & Eichele Acquires Crotts & Saunders



Motch & Eichele Company, LLC has acquired Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc. Crotts & Saunders will now be known as Crotts & Saunders, LLC.

The acquisition, which was finalized on August 30, 2013, was announced by the Motch & Eichele ownership team, which includes Willie Eichele and Bob and Jim Hagarty.

Mark Crotts founded Crotts & Saunders in 1956. His son, Van, has run the company as president for the last 15 years. Crotts & Saunders distributes machine tools and metrology equipment throughout North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The company is A2LA accredited to the ISO-IEC 17025:2005 standard.

Motch & Eichele, founded in 1985, represents quality machine tools. It is a full service distributor offering complete turnkey solutions for both standard and custom machines. The company distributes machine tools and related services throughout Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia.

"We are both pleased and excited to acquire a company that has the superb reputation of Crotts & Saunders Engineering," said Willie Eichele. "The folks at Crotts & Saunders have been very successful over the years and we plan to enhance their capabilities even more by offering additional expertise in the area of value-added services."

"We could not be more thrilled to know that our company will continue to grow and prosper under the leadership of Motch & Eichele," said Van Crotts, former President of Crotts & Saunders. "We are equally excited to know that VP and General Manager Chris Miller will continue with the company as Crotts & Saunders increases its capabilities and reach in the Southeast."

For more information contact:

Willie Eichele

Motch & Eichele Company, LLC

297 Ascot Parkway

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

800-833-9730 / 330-564-8820

weichele@mande.com

www.mande.com

Chris Miller

Crotts & Saunders, LLC

4000 Silas Creek Parkway

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

336-765-7250

cmiller@crottsandsaunders.com

www.crottsandsaunders.com

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