CORE Industrial Partners, a manufacturing, industrial technology and services-focused private equity firm, announced the acquisition of E.P.M.P., Ltd. (EPMP), a precision sheet-metal fabrication services provider. This acquisition if through CORE’s portfolio company, Cadrex Manufacturing Solutions.
The Cadrex platform was formed in 2021 and includes 10 business units with approximately 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space and more than 2,000 employees across 10 states and Mexico.
Cadrex offers in-house manufacturing capabilities, including laser cutting, sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, robotic welding, stamping, fastener insertion, tool and die manufacturing, and more — making EPMP an ideal fit.
Founded in 1984, EPMP provides high-volume sheet metal punching, forming, welding, and assembly capabilities using several different metals, including aluminum, copper and brass, as well as carbon, galvanized, and stainless steel.
The company serves a nationwide customer base in the renewable energy, HVAC, food and beverage, and industrials end markets, among others, through an equipment fleet that includes press brakes, turret punches, fiber lasers, combination laser and punch machines and automated fabrication cells.
“For almost 40 years, EPMP has been committed to manufacturing and service excellence, demonstrating that commitment throughout all aspects of our organization,” said Clint Plant, president of EPMP. We recognize and appreciate this same customer-centric orientation at Cadrex and we’re looking forward to collaborating with Cadrex and CORE to continue our strong momentum.”
Headquartered outside San Antonio in Seguin, Texas, EPMP operates an ISO 9001-certified facility with over 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
“EPMP’s significant historical investments in automation-driving material handling systems and robotics augment Cadrex’s high-volume sheet metal fabrication capabilities and make EPMP a highly strategic fit with the platform,” said Matthew Puglisi, a partner at CORE.
Winston & Strawn LLP provided legal representation to Cadrex and CORE in the transaction.