Walgren Company Joins
June 19, 2015. Walgren Company, a leader in in turnkey anodizing and plating systems, has joined Price-Koch Industries as a division of George Koch Sons (Evansville, IN). Walgren Company will continue to serve its worldwide customer base from its headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, and Dongguan, China.
According to George Koch Sons President Chris Brack, "The addition of Walgren is an opportunity to increase service to our customers with the best integrated solutions. Our combined systems provide manufacturers the solutions necessary to remain competitive by reducing costs through automation, material optimization and efficient labor allocation.
"The addition of the Walgren team," he continues, "particularly their domain expertise with anodizing, deepens our solution offering as we continue to invest in finishing systems technology. Construction is underway on a new, world-class manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, and we look forward to adding the expertise of the Walgren team to our operations."
According to Walgren President Craig Stevens, "The opportunity to team up with George Koch Sons allows us to better serve our customers, many of whom have purchased Walgren lines repeatedly over many years. Customers' needs have become greater and more complex, and they often look for one key partner when making significant system investments. We are confident that together with George Koch Sons, Walgren can provide the breadth of systems manufacturers need to manage complex production programs."