Portfolio Companies

HKW’s portfolio companies are located across North America. HKW considers itself to be an industry generalist, investing in industrial manufacturing, service and distribution companies, as well as having a variety of sector expertise in automotive, medical devices, specialty vehicles, aerospace, defense, utility related infrastructure, energy, oil/gas, nuclear, coal, niche manufacturing, and consumer products, among others.

HKW is pleased to be partnered with the portfolio companies shown below. You can also download a PDF version of our portfolio companies.

Current Portfolio Companies

Allied Vision Group, Inc.

A leading distributor of contact lenses, optical products, and pet medication products.

Brant Instore

Brant Instore Corporation

Full service provider (including prepress and design support, printing, finishing, fulfillment and distribution) of in-store and shopper marketing solutions and related products for leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.

Gatekeeper offers a product suite of intelligent cart solutions to minimize merchandise loss and reduce asset and labor expenditures.

Health Resources, Inc.

Leading provider of dental benefit programs to employers across Indiana and Kentucky.

PANOS Brands, LLC

A consumer packaged goods company with a unique portfolio of specialty food and beverage brands.

Partners in Leadership, Inc.

Provider of accountability and cultural transition training services to blue chip companies. PIL utilizes a combination of business line level, results-focused training and C-suite focused, enterprisewide solutions.

ProAct Services Corporation

ProAct specializes in providing innovative air and water treatment solutions customized to meet the requirements of specific environmental issues.

Protect Plus Air Holdings, LLC

The company is a top manufacturer and distributor of retail air filters and related products for home HVAC systems.

Royal Camp Services Ltd.

Royal Camp is a leading provider of workforce accommodations, catering and complementary services (“Camp and Catering” services) to customers operating in the oil, natural gas and mining industries in western Canada.

Specialized Desanders, Inc.

Provider of engineered de-sanding solutions to high pressure oil and gas wells.

Xirgo Technologies, Inc.

Xirgo is a leading provider of wireless telematics modules for tracking, monitoring, protecting and controlling remote assets and workers supporting the Internet of Things (“IoT”) growth sector.

Do you have an add-on opportunity or need to discuss acquisition opportunities?

Ted Kramer
President & CEO
(317) 705-8824; tk@hkwinc.com

or

Andrew Gustin
Principal
(317) 428-1944; ajg@hkwinc.com

or

Ryan Grand
Vice President, Deal Generation
(317) 805-1303; rmg@hkwinc.com

Past Portfolio Companies

Aero-Metric

Aero-Metric is the leading provider of high-quality geospatial services to corporate and governmental clients.

AirWorx

AirWorx is the largest independent aerial equipment rental, sales, and service company in the Central and Northern Indiana markets.

Arnold Engineering

Arnold Engineering is a contract manufacturer of complex machined parts and assembly structures for leading military and commercial aerospace customers.

Baldwin Technology Company, Inc.

Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (“Baldwin”) is a leading international manufacturer of material handling, accessory and control equipment for the printing industry. Baldwin’s products include cleaning systems, fountain solution and ink control systems, web control and press protection systems, drying systems, web and material systems and newspaper inserter equipment.

C&J Spec-Rent Services, Inc

C&J Spec-Rent Services, Inc. (“C&J”) provides coiled tubing and pressure pumping services to the natural gas industry in South Texas. C&J’s customers include large multi-national gas companies requiring well stimulation services to increase production of their wells. C&J was founded in 1997.

C&M Conveyor, Inc.

C&M Conveyor, Inc. (“C&M”) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of material handling systems to the corrugated sheet and container industry. C&M’s broad product offering includes heavy-duty conveyor systems, operator-controlled and automated transfer cars, rotating and pivoting devices and palletizing systems.

Canadian Hospital Specialties Limited & Benlan, Inc.

Canadian Hospital Specialties & Benlan are the leading distributor and manufacturer of a broad range of sterile, disposable, medical and surgical devices primarily to the Canadian healthcare market.

Coast Composites, Inc.

Coast Companies, Inc. (“Coast”) is a leading designer and manufacturer of large, tight tolerance tooling systems for the defense, commercial aerospace and space/satellite industries. The tooling systems produced by Coast are used to fabricate composite parts for such large military and commercial programs as the Boeing 787 and the Joint Strike Fighter.

Coeur, Inc.

Coeur, Inc. (“Coeur”) is a leading designer and manufacturer of proprietary disposable medical products used primarily in imaging labs during diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures, such as angiography, computed tomography (“CT”) and magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”). Coeur maintains a blue chip customer base and sells to both the OEM and retail markets.

Contract Land Staff

CLS is the leading provider of land and right of way (“ROW”) services and land records management in the United States.

Control Devices, Inc.

Control Devices, Inc. (“Control Devices”) designs, manufactures and markets circuit breakers, electronic optical sensors and electronic ceramic component parts used by original equipment manufacturers in the automotive, appliance and telecommunications markets.

Corporate Visions, Inc.

Corporate Visions, Inc. is a leading provider of marketing and sales messaging, tools and training products and services.

Crane Rental Corporation

Crane Rental Corporation is one of the largest and most prominent crane rental, hauling and rigging companies in the United States.

Duncan Systems, Inc.

Duncan Systems, Inc. is the leading aftermarket value-added distributor of windshields and side glass to the recreational vehicle (“RV”) and over the road truck markets.

Effox, Inc.

Effox, Inc. (“Effox”) is a manufacturer of dampers and non-metallic expansion joints used to control the flow of flue gases created by coal fired generating plants of electric utilities. The company serves a global market.

Enersafe

Enersafe, Inc.

EnerSafe is a provider of training, safety services, safety equipment, and turnkey hydrogen sulfide safety solutions across all industries as well as flaring technology and consulting services to the energy industry.

Excel Industries, Inc.

Excel Industries, Inc. (“Excel”) designs, engineers and manufactures a wide variety of metal-framed and plastic-framed windows and other assembled products for sale to vehicle manufacturers in the Americas and Europe.

Flutes, Inc.

Flutes, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of micro flute corrugated sheet products for the packaging industry.

GMD Distribution Inc.

GMD is a leading distributor to the Canadian pharmaceutical industry, specializing in supplying specialty ophthalmic pharmaceuticals to clinics.

Grobet File Company of America, Inc

International distributor and manufacturer of precision hand tools, supplies, accessories and capital equipment for special end-use applications in the jewelry, industrial, electronic, dental, optical and hobby/craft markets.

Holbrook-Patterson, Inc.

Holbrook-Patterson, Inc. (“Holbrook”) was a market leader in the manufacture of wooden furniture and play equipment for the pre-school and early childhood marketplace.

Horton Enterprises, Inc.

Horton Enterprises, Inc. (“Horton”) manufactured high-quality modular and van ambulances, and specialty emergency vehicles under the brand names Horton Emergency Vehicles, American Emergency Vehicles and Leader Industries. Horton marketed its vehicles through a network of independent dealers and corporate representatives to domestic and international public and private customers.

K. R. Drenth Trucking, Inc.

K. R. Drenth Trucking, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of outsourced, long-haul waste transportation services.

Maine Industrial Tires Limited

Maine Rubber Company (“Maine Rubber”) was acquired in 1992 and is one of the three leading producers of lift trucks in North America. In 1999, Maine Rubber Company purchased two subsidiaries of Cascade Corporation, one of which was one of the two leading producers of the lift truck tires, and changed the resulting company’s name to Maine Industrial Tires Limited (“Maine Industrials”).

Maxon Corporation

Maxon Corporation (“Maxon”) is a worldwide leading manufacturer of industrial combustion equipment and shut-off valves with manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe and a sales and assembly facility in China.

Midwest Engineered Products Corporation (d/b/a CentraSep Technologies)

CentraSep Technologies (“CentraSep”) designs, manufactures and markets centrifuge fluid filtration equipment. CentraSep’s products are sold to large manufacturing customers that require filtration equipment to clean processing fluids, used during the manufacturing process.

Miltco Enterprises, Inc.

Miltco Enterprises, Inc. (“Miltco”) was the parent of The Morehouse Group, Inc. (formerly Miltco Corporation) (“Morehouse”), a leading ecumenical publisher doing business under the imprints of Morehouse Publishing, Living The Good News, and Trinity Press International. Morehouse is the leading publisher for the Episcopal Church.

Mobile Tech, Inc.

Mobile Technologies, Inc.

Designs, assembles, distributes and supports loss prevention and merchandising solutions for mobile product retailers and consumer electronics manufacturers in both the U.S. and international markets.

NaturMed, Inc.

NaturMed, Inc. is the leading developer, marketer, and distributor of specialized nutritional and health supplements.

Navis Global

Navis Global is a technological leader in the manufacture and sale of knit fabric compactors and other finishing equipment for the worldwide textile industry.

Nesco, LLC

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Nesco, LLC is the leading provider of fleet equipment sales, rental and service for the electric and telecom utility industries.

Nyloncraft, Inc.

Nyloncraft, Inc. is the leading supplier of engineered plastic components for the automotive industry.

OakRiver Technology, Inc.

OakRiver Technology, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of high precision automation equipment to the medical device industry.

PetCare Products, Inc.

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PetCare Products, Inc. is the worldwide leading provider of branded deShedding products to the pet industry.

Polymer Technologies, Inc.

Polymer Technologies, Inc. (“Polymer”) was the parent of Poli-Twine Western Inc. and Poli-Twine Canada Ltd. (collectively “Poli-Twine”). Poli-Twine was a leading manufacturer of synthetic baler twine and also manufactured industrial twine, cable filler and twisted rope for the agricultural, retail, industrial, commercial and fishing industries.

Qualis Automotive, L.L.C.

Qualis Automotive, L.L.C. is a leading supplier of brake products and chassis components to the North American automotive aftermarket.

Reinhold Industries, Inc.

Reinhold Industries, Inc. (“Reinhold”) (OTC Bulletin Board: RNHDA) is a leading manufacturer of composite components for the aerospace, defense and commercial lighting industries.

RST Instruments Ltd

RST is a manufacturer and marketer of geotechnical measurement instruments for engineering and consulting firms, oil and gas, mining, utility, and other sectors.

Seneca Enterprises, Inc.

Seneca is a specialty printer of high quality labels for consumer products such as oil containers, beverage containers, and wine bottles. GT is a specialty printer which makes event tickets to sporting events and other large venue events.

Signstrut, Ltd.

Signstrut, Ltd. (“Signstrut”) designs, manufactures, installs and services on-premise electrical signs. The company’s primary customers are petroleum stations/convenience stores, which predominantly purchase flexible fascia, pump dispenser valances and accent bands.

Special Applications Technology Inc.

Special Applications Technology Inc. is a leading provider of highly engineered robotics and equipment primarily used in the decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear sites worldwide.

Total Equipment and Service

Total Equipment and Service is the leading manufacturer of coil tubing, pressure pumping and nitrogen equipment systems for the oil and gas industry.

Visioneering, Inc.

Visioneering, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of medium-sized tooling systems for the aerospace/defense markets.

Workhorse Rail

Workhorse provides certified steel castings and forgings, as well as machined, formed, and fabricated metal parts, to leading railroads and railcar builders.

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Portfolio Spotlight:
Protect Plus Air Holdings, LLC

The company is a top manufacturer and distributor of retail air filters and related products for home HVAC systems.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Allied Vision Group, Inc.

A leading distributor of contact lenses, optical products, and pet medication products.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Xirgo Technologies, Inc.

Xirgo is a leading provider of wireless telematics modules for tracking, monitoring, protecting and controlling remote assets and workers supporting the Internet of Things (“IoT”) growth sector.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.

Gatekeeper offers a product suite of intelligent cart solutions to minimize merchandise loss and reduce asset and labor expenditures.

Portfolio Spotlight:
PANOS Brands, LLC

A consumer packaged goods company with a unique portfolio of specialty food and beverage brands.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Health Resources, Inc.

Leading provider of dental benefit programs to employers across Indiana and Kentucky.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Partners in Leadership, Inc.

Provider of accountability and cultural transition training services to blue chip companies. PIL utilizes a combination of business line level, results-focused training and C-suite focused, enterprisewide solutions.

Portfolio Spotlight:
ProAct Services Corporation

ProAct specializes in providing innovative air and water treatment solutions customized to meet the requirements of specific environmental issues.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Specialized Desanders, Inc.

Provider of engineered de-sanding solutions to high pressure oil and gas wells.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Brant Instore Corporation

Full service provider (including prepress and design support, printing, finishing, fulfillment and distribution) of in-store and shopper marketing solutions and related products for leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Royal Camp Services Ltd.

Royal Camp is a leading provider of workforce accommodations, catering and complementary services (“Camp and Catering” services) to customers operating in the oil, natural gas and mining industries in western Canada.