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CoBe Capital operating company Stark Manufacturing completes tuck-in acquisition of Tubes N’ Hoses

March 11th, 2009
Tubes N’ Hoses is a complete solution provider to MRO operators that need to repair rigid and flexible hydraulic lines and fittings.
Tubes N’ Hoses is a complete solution provider to MRO operators that need to repair rigid and flexible hydraulic lines and fittings.
Stark Manufacturing is headquartered in Russellville, AR and has a additional manufacturing facilities in Paris, AR.
Stark Manufacturing is headquartered in Russellville, AR and has a additional manufacturing facilities in Paris, AR.

Russellville, Arkansas – Stark Manufacturing, a CoBe Capital operating company, announces today that it has acquired the Tubes N’ Hoses from Owens Research.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tubes N’ Hoses is a complete solution provider to MRO operators that need to repair rigid and flexible hydraulic lines and fittings.

Stark Manufacturing, a CoBe Capital company since 2002, is a premier manufacturer of fabricated aluminum, steel and copper tube and tube assemblies for a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, agricultural, heavy duty and military.

“We have had a long history with Tubes N’ Hoses. They have been a customer for years,” said Pat Redmond, President of Stark Manufacturing.  “We see this as great complimentary fit with our core business.”

“Pat has done a wonderful job driving growth at Stark for many years,” said Neal Cohen, Founder and Managing Director at CoBe Capital. “Tubes N’ Hoses is a great tuck-in acquisition,” added Neal.

About CoBe Capital

CoBe Capital, a global private investment firm with a permanent capital base and operations in North America and Europe, delivers M&A solutions to meet the specific needs of corporate sellers looking to divest non-core operations. CoBe Capital owns and operates a diversified portfolio of companies that design, manufacture and market innovative products and services. Each of its portfolio companies strives to achieve long-term growth based on lean and continuous improvement business philosophies.  CoBe Capital was founded by Neal Cohen in 1994. For more information on CoBe Capital, please visit cobecapital.com.

About Tubes N’ Hoses

Tubes N’ Hoses is a complete solution provider to MRO operators that need to repair rigid and flexible hydraulic lines and fittings.  The company offers a wide product set including crimping systems (with dies), tube and metal forming systems (with tooling) and bending systems (with bending dies).  For more information on Tubes N’ Hoses, please visit tubesnhoses.com.

About Stark Manufacturing

Stark Manufacturing is a premier manufacturer of fabricated aluminum, steel and copper tube and tube assemblies for a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, agricultural, heavy duty and military.  As a Tier One and Tier Two original equipment manufacturer, Stark Manufacturing customers include Delphi, Behr, Modine, Showa, Valeo and the U.S. Military.  For more information on Stark Manufacturing, please visit starkmfg.com.