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ACAT Global Buys Whitman Manufacturing

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Nov. 20, 2013—Advanced Clean Air Technologies (ACAT) Global, manufacturers of efficient, lightweight catalytic converter substrates, announced its purchase of Whitman Manufacturing on Tuesday.

Whitman Manufacturing, based in Milton, Ontario, makes custom automotive mufflers and exhaust system components for aftermarket and OEM applications.

“Small engine and power equipment emissions regulations continue to become more stringent,” said Joe A. Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “The Whitman organization brings muffler and sound attenuation expertise into our portfolio, which can be packaged with ACAT’s advanced emissions technology. This makes us an ideal partner to assist small engine and specialty equipment manufacturers to meet their exhaust and emissions needs.”

With ACAT’s previous acquisition of Emico earlier this year, Whitman’s exhaust products will be integrated with Emico’s line of catalytic converters and components.

“Joe Moch and ACAT are quickly becoming a major part of the exhaust after-treatment business,” said Gerald Whitman, who founded Whitman Manufacturing in 1989. “In addition to strengthening our OEM position, the two companies’ aftermarket product lines complement each other nicely, offering expanded coverage in the marketplace.”

With Emico and Whitman, ACAT Global is now able to manufacture a complete exhaust system, including the catalytic converters and substrates, one of a handful of companies in the industry able to do such work.

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