Machine Service purchases driveshaft manufacturer

Updated Sep 21, 2017

Prop Shaft Supply, Inc., based in Elkhorn, Wis., has been acquired by Machine Service, Inc. (MSI), based in Green Bay, Wis. The sale was finalized Aug. 1.

Prop Shaft Supply is a 17-year old firm that engineers and manufactures driveshafts, and related components, serving worldwide industrial and transportation OEMs. The company markets an extensive portfolio of unique products with the reputation for quality and reliable performance.

MSI is a 70-year old firm based in Green Bay that manufactures driveshafts, offering high-quality components from its 130,000 sq. ft. building. MSI says modernization benefits include computerized inventory management, drive shaft fabricating machines with state-of-the-art controls and new balancing equipment with the finest in technological read-outs that ensure the highest quality.

MSI says Prop Shaft Supply will operate as a separate division of MSI. Prop Shaft Supply founder and president, JP Beierle, will continue as head of U.S. OEM, driveline sales.

“The sale of Prop Shaft Supply provides the company with an opportunity to rapidly grow its customer base as part of MSI. We share similar values in how we treat and appreciate employees and serve our customers,” says Beierle.

“We are excited to expand our product offering, which allows MSI to continue to grow its customer base of small to larger OEMs,” adds Edward Fowles, president of Machine Service, Inc.

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