Ancra International acquires S-Line

Ancra International has announced the acquisition of Dallas TX-based S-Line Cargo Control and Safety Products. The acquisition firmly positions Ancra as a force in the North American cargo control products and services arena.

Founded in 1975 by Jerry Squyres, S-Line has grown to include two Texas facilities encompassing more than 150,000 square feet of space. Over the past three decades, the company has taken its place among the ranks of the top cargo control equipment manufacturers and has developed custom fabrication and service offerings that have contributed to its stature as an industry trailblazer.

S-Line, which will operate as a wholly owned division of Ancra International, holds a half-dozen patents and has continued to keep new product/service development and product merchandising at the forefront of its business.

It supplies cargo control products for flatbed trailers, van trailers, and the motor sports industry. The company also manufactures and sells pickup truck accessories and related hardware attachments, as well as a full line of packaged straps and other consumer packaged products. In addition to continuing to house S-Line operations, its Texas-based facilities will provide warehousing capabilities for serving an expanded Ancra customer base in the Southwest.

Besides S-Line, Ancra's acquisition includes all other divisions of J.P.S. Corporation. Among the acquired divisions are metal fabricating operations offering capabilities such as welding, press brake, and stamping.

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