Empire Acquires AAC Engineering

Empire Abrasive Equipment Company, a leading producer of air-blast equipment, has announced the acquisition of AAC Engineering Systems, Inc., an innovator of centrifugal-disc deburring systems.
AAC’s Mercury centrifugal-disc systems, including the world’s largest automated centrifugal barrel machine, will retain their identity as the “AAC Mercury by Empire.” Other operations, products, designs and intellectual property will fall under the Empire banner as the companies combine operations and personnel at Empire’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

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Empire Acquires Hoffman Blast Room

Empire Abrasive Equipment Company a leading producer of air blast equipment, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of Hoffman Blast Room Equipment, Inc., which declared bankruptcy in March of 2003. Since its founding in 1984, Hoffman had established itself as the leading supplier of blast rooms while producing over 1,000 units, some exceeding 120 feet in length. Larger blast rooms are typically employed in the building and maintenance of railroad cars, truck trailers, ship parts, construction equipment, bridge components and heavy machinery.

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