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Headwaters MB Advised Quala-Die on Its Sale to Penn United Technologies

September 2016

Headwaters MB advised Quala-Die, Inc. (the “Company”), a recognized leader in the design, engineering and production of powder metal compaction tooling and precision machining, to Penn United Technologies, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1978, Quala-Die is headquartered in St. Marys, PA.  With approximately 95 employees, Quala-Die specializes in the design and manufacturing of tool and die sets for “net shape” or “near-net shape” precision powdered metal and ceramic components.  The Company will continue to operate in St.Marys under the strong stewardship of Richard and Dennis Schatz and their seasoned management team.  

“We continue to see significant growth opportunities for Powder Metal applications across several industrial end markets segments”, said Rick Schatz, Vice-President and COO of Quala-Die.  “Quala-Die is very excited to partner with the highly motivated Penn United Team– this merger will greatly benefit Quala-Die’s employees, customers, vendors and the local community.”

Bill Jones, President of Penn United commented “this partnership will bring tremendous growth as we expand our production capabilities and capacity, and diversify our products and services. We appreciate the role Headwaters played in bringing our companies together.”

Len LaPorta, Managing Director at Headwaters added, “Quala-Die’s management team did a fantastic job positioning the company for success in the sector. Penn United is the perfect growth partner, and I look forward to seeing the company grow and prosper.”