Saylor Products is unique among manufacturers in its use of textile looms to produce a tubular material, which differs from tradition sleeving by maintaining its tubular shape when weight is applied. As materials have improved, Saylor's loomed textiles have become nearly crush-proof, providing both protection and flexibility. Customers that prefer the look and feel of the old materials will still be able to purchase products manufactured on the classic loom.
"The acquisition by Breyden will allow Saylor to improve on its foundation and take the company in a new direction," says Saylor GM Greg Westhoven, "Saylor's products and experience complement Breyden's focus on the wire harnessing industry. Our two product lines combined will allow current and future customers a fuller range of choices for their wire protection needs."
Saylor's 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, OH will continue operation with all current employees.
The purchase was complete on Monday, August 16, 2010. The acquisition includes all manufacturing equipment, trade names, trademarks, inventory, and open purchase orders relating to Gudebrod’s Electronics Division.
The asset purchase of Gudebrod Inc. Electronics Division enhances Breyden’s position as the largest supplier in the world of lacing tapes, cords and braider yarns used in the Wire Harnessing Industry. The Gudebrod product line will be incorporated into the Breyden facility in Columbia City, Indiana.