Wenger Corporation Acquires SECOA

Today Wenger Corporation announced it has acquired the assets of SECOA, Inc. of Champlin, Minn. A well-known industry player with a 45-year history, SECOA’s products include theatrical rigging equipment, acoustical shells, orchestra pit fillers and stage lifts.

Building Momentum. “The addition of SECOA builds on the momentum we are driving with the J.R. Clancy and Wenger brands to offer the most comprehensive, integrated project solutions in the performing arts market,” stated Chris Simpson, President and CEO of Wenger Corporation, in a press release.

“Our strategy is focused on providing superior customer solutions and driving growth in each of our market segments, which also include music education and athletics,” he added.

SECOA started in 1971 as Theatrical Rigging Systems; ten years later the name was changed to SECOA (for Stage Equipment Company of America). Wenger was founded in 1946 and purchased J.R. Clancy in 2011; J.R. Clancy was founded in 1885. Both Wenger and SECOA are privately held; terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Delivering for Customers. Wenger and its subsidiary J.R. Clancy already provide a superior value proposition featuring the broadest array of quality solutions for the performing arts industry. Adding SECOA’s proud heritage in rigging, shells and related equipment will enhance the superior manufacturing and service expertise to deliver an even better customer experience. It’s truly a case of one plus one equals three.

“This acquisition further reinforces our position as a unique global provider of the broadest array of solutions for the performing arts,” stated Simpson. “This transaction marks another milestone in Wenger and J.R. Clancy’s commitment to provide the most complete solutions of innovative products, project management, superior installation and aftermarket services in performing arts.

Combining Solutions.

Moving ahead, the combined businesses will be able to provide performing arts customers with a deeper breadth of products, enhanced new product development, better leveraged resources and shared best practices. With the broad range of solutions offered through Wenger and J.R. Clancy, there is a constant emphasis to offer the right products and services for the marketplace.



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