Ward Manufacturing Co. Acquires The Line Group, Inc.

Evanston, IL  – Ward Manufacturing Co., an ISO 9001:2015 registered, fourth generation family-owned contract manufacturer specializing in progressive die metal stamping, deep drawn metal stamping, and compound die metal stamping, has acquired The Line Group, an Arlington Heights, IL based manufacturer of precision metal stampings, metal fabrications and electro-mechanical assemblies since 1956.

The acquisition was finalized on March 31st, 2024. The Line Group operations have been transitioned to the Ward Manufacturing facilities in Evanston, and Line Group customer inventory of finished products is currently being shipped. Ward has also carried over key Line Group production staff to ensure further continuity and added expertise to the entire Ward team.

“We continue to aggressively invest in our company’s future, and this acquisition is consistent with our focus on strategic growth by expanding our customer base, diversifying the industries we serve, and expanding our capabilities and expertise,” states Tom Ward, President of Ward Manufacturing.

Ward further states, “Ward Manufacturing is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2024, and is renowned for its technical capabilities, wide range of world-class manufacturing processes, state of the art equipment, skilled workforce, and unparalleled customer service.”

In addition to the acquisition, Ward Manufacturing recently built a 36,000 square foot finished goods warehouse to accommodate added capacity and to support the company’s rapid business growth.

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Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1944, Ward Manufacturing is a contract manufacturer that has the distinction of being an ISO 9001:2015 registered firm; specializing in progressive dies and drawn metal stamping.

Ward Manufacturing has positioned itself as a preferred/certified supplier to a diverse array of industries including but not limited to Aerospace/Defense, Heavy Machinery & Equipment, Construction/Green Building, Seal Components, Locomotive, Plumbing, Hardware, Natural Gas, and Truck/Tractor Trailer. Doing so, we have experienced steady, conservative, 100% debt free growth as well as continuous improvement throughout the years.

For further information about Ward Manufacturing Co., visit www.wardmfgco.com or call 847-864-4786.