Dixie Diamond merges with Concut
Top U.S.-owned diamond tool manufacturers have united.
Dixie Diamond Manufacturing of Lilburn, GA and Concut, Inc. of Kent, WA have joined forces to create a combined entity with a national presence. Both are family-owned businesses with long histories of success in the manufacture of diamond blades, core bits and equipment. Together, they constitute the largest American-owned diamond tool manufacturer in North America.
The merger realizes long-held goals of the management of both companies. Greg and Garrett Wolters of Dixie Diamond, and Jim Mayer of Concut, had each recognized the potential benefits of bringing their two companies together.
Both businesses have grown rapidly in recent years and have sought opportunities to provide greater value to customers. With manufacturing facilities on separate coasts, sales representatives in different states, and complementary product lines, there is a natural fit between the two organizations.
As stated by Jim Mayer, “We have combined the two most dynamic companies in the industry. There will be significant advantages for our customers as well as growth opportunities for our employees.”
The management team intends to accelerate its investment in both manufacturing facilities and to capitalize on the company’s strengths in metallurgy and product engineering. The product offerings will be integrated to provide a more extensive selection of diamond blades, core bits, equipment and accessories to customers throughout the country. Despite the increased size of the combined organization, it will continue to operate with the entrepreneurial culture that has always characterized both firms.
“Both Concut and Dixie Diamond have built their success upon providing high quality products with a huge focus on customer service. Now that we have two production facilities and complete national sales coverage, we will be able to respond even more quickly and fully to the needs of our customers.”
Based in Kent WA, Concut, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of diamond tools and equipment for over 70 years. The business, which also includes the Wolverine and Rockstar product lines, has been owned and operated by Jim Mayer since 2000.
Dixie Diamond Manufacturing is a Lilburn, GA-based manufacturer of diamond blades and core bits for the professional and contractor markets. Founded in 1969 by Greg and Garrett Wolters’ grandfather, the company continues to be family owned and operated.
The consolidated enterprise, now known as the Dixie Diamond-Concut Group, has over 100 years of combined experience in diamond tool and equipment manufacturing. It will be headquartered at the Dixie Diamond location near Atlanta, GA.