ACTION acquisition complements Webster Industries' equipment, castings lines

Northeastern-Ohio based Webster Industries, Inc., an AFS Corporate Member that makes conveyor chains, sprockets, vibrating conveyors and specialty castings, has acquired Action Equipment Company (ACTION), a manufacturer of vibratory conveying and process equipment. The combination will allow Webster to expand high-quality custom design offerings and vertically integrated production capacity, while fulfilling innovative product and service needs for the combined global customer base.

Since 1972, ACTION has been dedicated to the design, manufacture and installation support of vibratory equipment. ACTION employs over 35 skilled and technical team members including leadership from brothers, Andy and Dan LaVeine, who have built a strong reputation through their design expertise, innovation engineering, reliable manufacturing and excellent customer service.

ACTION’s highly customized and premium quality equipment complements Webster’s leadership position in the power transmission industry, and will allow Webster to widen its global offerings of conveyor components.

“We are excited to join the Webster and ACTION employee-owned teams as we are powerfully aligned in purpose, mission and culture,” said Andrew J. Felter, president & CEO of Webster. “While we are each best-in-class in premium customer value, we also complement one another to offer our combined customer base added products and service solutions. The blend of the Webster operating system with Action’s strong technical abilities will create significant value potential for vendor partners, customers and communities where we operate. The move underscores our focus on growth in diverse markets, along with enhanced quality, innovation and service excellence.”

As of March 1, Webster and ACTION are operating as a team of owners, and the ACTION team will remain intact as the organization continues to brand and market itself as ACTION Vibratory Equipment.

“It is an exciting merger, one in which both companies strategically complement one another. ACTION’s team is passionate about its core competence and strengths in vibratory technology and look forward to continued marketplace growth alongside Webster,” said Andrew LaVeine, president of ACTION.