Dielectric Corporation acquires Waupaca-based Centerline Machine
January 22, 2015 — Dielectric Corporation announced today that it has acquired Centerline Machine, Inc., of Waupaca, Wisconsin.
Centerline Machine specializes in the machining and fabrication of parts and products composed of steel, composites and exotic alloys. The company’s capabilities complement Dielectric Corporation’s strengths in the manufacture of plastic and non-ferrous metal products.
“With the addition of the Centerline Machine operation, we can now offer a wider range of machining, fabrication and prototyping services. This expansion will enable us to better serve existing clients and to diversify our customer base,” said Dielectric Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Mike Esser.
Dielectric Corporation has pursued a careful growth strategy over the past several years to more fully meet the needs of the original equipment manufacturers it serves. In 2011, the company opened a prototypes division to offer rapid prototyping and other additive manufacturing services. The Centerline Machine acquisition enables Dielectric Corporation to offer machining in a wider range of materials and sizes. Further, it expands its service mix to include metal fabrication, laser cutting and abrasive waterjet material processing.
“We anticipate the need for expanded capabilities and services to meet customer demand in coming years. As a result, we plan to further develop operations at all of our facilities,” said Esser.
In another move that expands capabilities, Dielectric Corporation has introduced the following technologies in its Menomonee Falls facility:
- A Northwoods four-spindle router with a large table for bigger builds and an automated tool changer for greater efficiency
- A new large-part inkjet printing machine to achieve faster drying times
An additional HAAS VF-6, three-axis large table, vertical machining center with five-axis option for greater capacity
Centerline Machine, like Dielectric Corporation, has a reputation for quality and performance. The company is ITAR-compliant and ISO 9001-2008 certified. Operations will continue at the Waupaca facility.